Every year, for at least the last six years, our chief engineer has asked his team to look at object storage for enterprise backup architectures. The answer has always been the same – it’s too expensive for all but the very largest enterprises.
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.
In our previous blog about Spectrum Protect (TSM) 7.1.3, we touched upon the enhancements for backup and restore of VMware environments, but focussed on the deduplication enhancements in the new release. It was a flip of a coin that decided which feature we wanted to focus on first, so we wanted to quickly cover the VMware angle. Why?
Introducing Joe Mayhew, who has recently joined Silverstring as Head of Cloud Services. Joe joins Silverstring with 18 year's experience in the IT industry and wealth of experience to bring to the team as we partake on our cloud journey,
In our last few blog posts we’ve covered a number of different, key subjects that really outline the interesting state of the current market. It’s said that the only consistent thing about the IT marketplace is that it is always changing. For the first time in a few years, in our specialist sector, this is currently more true than ever before.
On August 26th IBM announced v7.1.3 of Spectrum Protect (formerly TSM). The announcement included improvements to the user interface to please VMware administrators and a new device class to leverage public cloud storage.
Recently I outlined five key questions that line of business execs should be asking IT staff about Flash storage and why they should be asking those questions. Now it’s the turn of the IT staff to ask the questions. Unfortunately many line of business people just see IT as a money pit and they don’t understand the business you deliver. Silverstring are here to help you get into their good books this year and help you to get your hands on the hot techology that can make your users happy (OK, happier) too. What’s not to like?
You’ve spent a bit of time and a lot of money creating your new Data Protection service. The marketing brochures are done, the sales team are trained and the support team is in place. You’re ready to tell all your customers about this great new way to buy backup and disaster recovery. What could go wrong?
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.