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Very cool! VeeamON Virtual Conference

One of the greatest things about conferences is the ability to get very up-close access to engineers and other technology professionals.¬† What makes the upcoming VeeamON virtual conference¬†on December 5th a double-win is that you get that access but you don’t need to book travel and get approvals for budget! Virtual Event, Real Value Sign up today for the event …

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Two of Your Nines Don’t Need Five Nines

There’s a pretty good chance that you have a number of environments that are tagged as having a five nines requirement for availability That don’t actually need it. We often find ourselves getting confused with availability and the true cost of keeping application environments up on the ever elusive 99.999% uptime. Breaking Down the Nines It is eye opening when …

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Interesting results from a Vision Solutions survey

I’m always watching for stats and numbers in the industry. We are continuously presented with the “fastest growing” and “x% better than the competitor” based on a number of sometimes skewed statistics. While I love what information I can gather from statistics for hardware and software, it is almost always based on sales. When I was given some statistics recently …

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The mighty chain of IT: Where five 9 uptime falls apart

It used to be said that if you want something done right that you have to do it yourself. True words, but unfortunately that only works if you are ready to maintain the entire scope of build, deploy, monitor and support all by yourself. Earlier this week, GoDaddy.com suffered from an outage which highlighted some significant worries for many people. …