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Brace Rennels

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Server, storage and site migrations have always been the elephant in the room. IT managers know that it is necessary to reduce costs and improve workload management but cringe over the potential impact to production. In the past, migrations have usually required significant planning, design and downtime, which is no longer acceptable. Now flexible, more efficient workload infrastructure is necessary to reduce costs. A few years ago virtual migrations were no different than any other server or storage migration: P2V products were complex and time consuming - and some P2V solutions haven’t changed. As with any migration, whether converting a physical machine to a virtual workload, new blades or centralizing data to iSCSI storage, once the workload is converted it is usually missing changes that were transacted during start of the conversion. So, this further complicat... (more)

Show Me the Money

There is a good chance that a compelling story won’t be enough to get you everything you need and if you have the data then you should be able to pull together the value of community engagement in order to establish a base line of opportunity. If you don’t have that don’t let it stop you! Getting funding for social business initiatives is never easy and until you can associate revenue to your initiative it is very hard to secure incremental investment to further your programs. Linking your social engagement activity to booked revenue in order to come up with a measurable ROI and ... (more)

10 Tips for Recovering Data After Loss

So, you have just lost your most business critical application or worse yet the entire data center. What do you do? Unfortunately I have experienced these exact situations more than I would like but here are ten tips to get you through and more importantly what not to do. 10 Tips for Data Recovery Don’t panic and remain calm! If there is a disaster event the priority number one of any business continuity plan is to ensure the safety of the employees. Evaluate the disaster! The best business continuity plan is the one that doesn’t have to be implemented and being able to quickly ev... (more)

Virtualizing Workloads: There Has to Be a Better Way

The need for moving, provisioning and migrating workloads in real-time for server and storage consolidation is necessary to help IT organizations deploy more efficient and flexible technology, as well as consolidate other site locations for centralized facility management. Many organizations have been reluctant to embrace migration projects because of downtime and interruption to production systems. This is no longer the case as the workload portability solution moves active workloads, eliminating downtime while keeping the data consistent – helping you avoid the challenges assoc... (more)

Backing Up Virtual Machines

Virtualization technology is continuing to be adopted for consolidating data center infrastructure and providing a more flexible platform for moving, provisioning and backing up workloads. This has put an emphasis on backup and recovery; because a single virtual host can contain several virtual machines and is even more important to not only protect the individual virtual machines but the entire virtual host. Virtualization has the same single point of failure as some cluster technologies and services: shared disk. What happens to your virtual infrastructure if you lose connectiv... (more)