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.
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.
White Hat, Grey Hat, Black Hat Hackers; or as I like to call them, ‘The Mad Hatters.'
• White Hat: The Good Guys! – Check for vulnerabilities throughout the technical scale of networks and Applications. Help you patch your systems, so you don’t get compromised by the other guys.
Chris Coulson has recently joined the Silverstring team as Pre – Sales Manager. Joining us with a prestigious pedigree in Disaster Recovery, his career spans over fifteen years as an established data & Cloud services professional. Most recently Chris developed an award-winning Disaster Recovery as a Service proposition at UK business continuity leader, Phoenix – now part of the £500m Daisy Group. With sales, pre-sales and business manager experience he is a welcome addition to the team, and as such has written a blog with his thoughts on our industry leading Disaster Recovery solution. Read on for an unbiased insight into DRaaS powered by Predatar:
Dave White, a technical engineer at Silverstring, provides us with his learnings from his time at IBM Systems Technical University UK, this week. During a very busy schedule, he took some time out to write the following blog:
A CIO friend of mine was bemoaning a conversation he’d had with his CEO recently. The CEO told him disruption was coming and his IT department was insufficiently agile because it could not respond like “born in the cloud” companies. I said, “if the shoe fits, wear it”.
In Spectrum Protect v 7.1.3 a new type of storage pool called Container Pools was introduced. These pools are specifically designed for data deduplication, which can be either deduplicated at source (client) or inline during the server ingest phase.
As day two begins, I wanted to reflect on day one of my first IBM Edge event for Systems, here I reflect on some of the key messages that I am taking away or those that had the biggest impact on me.
Read the IBM and Silverstring Case Study and discover how Silverstring looked to capture a share of the booming managed services market, by finding a way to deliver data protection and disaster recovery as a service.
To achieve its goal, Silverstring developed Predatar—a solution that transforms IBM® Spectrum Protect™ into an automated platform for delivering cost-effective data protection services in the cloud.