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.
At Silverstring we have some avid blog writers, from storage story teller Anton James, to our very own CEO Alistair Mackenzie. So, we thought when better to recap our most loved blogs than Valentine’s Day. We didn’t like the idea of our blogs sitting there lonely, getting little attention on such a romantic “holiday”, after all everyone deserves a little special attention now and again.
Silverstring emerged a triumphant runner up at the second annual Whiteoaks (our PR Company’s) 5 a side tournament held at Wembley on the 25th September.
It’s been hard to miss the almighty shouting across the industry about flash and SSD storage over the past 18 months. We’ve seen it starting to proliferate in some of our early adopting customers. Obviously, it promises speed, but that’s what the IT industry has promised us all since about forever, but what are the questions you should really be asking your IT department, to understand whether you should be introducing flash storage into your estate, or not?
From software and applications, to storage, the cloud continues to dominate the IT agenda. However, with many business-specific factors to consider, hybrid cloud adoption should not be viewed as one of the first steps in a wholesale move to the cloud. Instead, the aim should be to get the best of two or more different elements by bringing them together and creating a faster and more agile solution.
This year’s Silverstring Summer Spectacular has a stellar line up and looks to be bigger and better then ever before.
In a world leaning towards availability and accessibility, we thought it was time we looked at why a Managed Service option from Silverstring could be just the thing for you.
This post is by Thomas Cowley – Silverstring New Business Development Executive
Last week was a great day to hear about the latest developments and strategy for IBM’s new Spectrum Storage brand. For a select group of Silverstring guests, the information alone made the day fantastic, but the location made it all that more impressive – London’s Pont de la Tour restaurant.
At 10am on Friday, I was awoken by a call from my boss. Something had broken again and this time, it had broken hard. “Multiple system failures! Please help!”
I dragged myself into work, deprived of sleep and wanting to scream. The servers I had just spent hours repairing were now clinging to life. Again. I interrogated my infrastructure looking for another culprit. Nothing.