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Our blog covers a whole host of topics, and we regularly post news, event reviews, and other updates too. Out blog is where we discuss the latest technology, newest releases and industry trends.

So whether you’re looking for business and technical insight, or just an insider’s opinion, this is the place to be.

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How changes to IR35 affect your data protection

Posted by Thomas Cowley on 08-Aug-2017 10:50:33

Topics: Spectrum Protect, Predatar, Managed Support, Managed Service, IR35

One of the news items that’s been bubbling around for a some time is the impact of incoming changes to the interpretation of IR35 legislation. 

This has been billed as an attack on ‘White Van Man’ but the impact of a tightening of the interpretation of IR35 legislation in the UK is having a significant effect on the IT sector.  Although there was a U-turn on some of the assault on self-employed people from the government, it has left behind a change in the approach and interpretation of IR35.

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Wannacrypt

Posted by Thomas Cowley on 01-Jun-2017 12:19:14

Topics: Spectrum Protect, Wannacrypt, ransomware, viruses, airgap

A single word headline from which everyone in the IT industry in 2017 should know what we’re going to talk about instantly.

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10+ Ways to License Spectrum Protect (TSM)

Posted by Stephen Allison on 27-Jan-2017 13:58:14

Topics: Spectrum Protect, licensing, ASL

We’ve talked about licensing on the blog before, but that was way back in 2013, so it’s about time we revisited it. Why are there 10+ ways to license Spectrum Protect and what are the benefits and pitfalls of each?

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Our Silverstring Journey

Posted by Rebecca Barry on 06-Jan-2017 17:00:03

Topics: Cloud, hybrid cloud, cloud backup sevice,

Further to my recent article “So, you’ve been thinking about the Cloud…”, I thought it would be a good idea to let you all know about the digital transformation journey Silverstring took just over a year ago.

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Spectrum Protect 8.1 gets VMware tagging

Posted by Steve Miller on 23-Dec-2016 14:40:06

Topics: VMware, Spectrum Protect, tagging, 8.1

Server virtualisation has disrupted the traditional models of data protection by allowing new vendors to challenge the traditional dominance of IBM, EMC and Veritas. The role of data backup and recovery is increasingly been performed directly by the VMware administrator, using point solutions which have been designed around them, for ease of use and performance.

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Predatar enables global law firm to transition to the cloud

Posted by Chloe Craughan on 16-Dec-2016 16:54:21

Topics: Data Protection, Predatar, legal, case study

Nabarro is a leading international law firm with offices in London, Sheffield, Manchester, Brussels, Dubai and Singapore. The company has over 100 partners leading 300 lawyers focused on delivering practical, business-savvy advice. 

From the most successful companies in the world to fast growth startups, Nabarro works with a diverse range of clients.

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Next gen Disaster Recovery as a Service – making recovery testing easy, time-efficient and cost-effective.

Posted by Chris Coulson on 09-Dec-2016 16:20:25

Topics: Disaster Recovery, DRaaS, Disaster Recovery as a Service

In my last blog, I offered a view of the traditional backup and recovery market from a customers’ perspective, why tape is still a major part of the recovery solution and how the reliance on traditional 3rd party disaster recovery (DR) providers is diminishing.

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Does cloud object storage perform for backup and disaster recovery?

Posted by Steve Miller on 02-Dec-2016 16:00:00

Topics: Disaster Recovery, backup, DRaaS, BaaS, cloud object storage

You may remember my recent piece discussing how you can use IBM Spectrum Protect’s new Stgpool Conversion tool to extract longer life out of your legacy storage. If you don’t remember it, then I recommend you go here to see what the fuss is about.


Following on from this, I retired to the laboratory, rearranged the test tubes, and set to thinking about what new features of Spectrum Protect I should delve into next.


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What does recovering your data actually cost?

Posted by Silverstring on 25-Nov-2016 17:00:00

Topics: DRaaS, cost of recovery, Diaster Recovery

Business cases for investment in Disaster Recovery are notoriously hard to justify. It's all about risk mitigation, so anything you can do to reduce upfront investment costs and long-term contractual commitments is obviously going to be appealing to the board of a company. Cloud DR solutions support this and more. They provide low cost of entry, they are subscription based, and you can expand or contract the solution as required.

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Can Blockchain democratise trust?

Posted by Alistair Mackenzie on 18-Nov-2016 16:45:42

Topics: blockchain

2016 has been a year of political unrest, delivering shock results which created waves across the globe. Led by polls and the ‘experts’ advice, we were lulled into a false sense of security; first Brexit, then the Trump election win, has left us surprised.

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