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Resiliency

According to Webster, resiliency is: 1. the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress 2. an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change I think that the word has more depth to it which can best be seen by looking…
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Zerto or Veeam?

As a director working in the field of disaster recovery, I often get asked which backup and replication software is better: Zerto or Veeam. The short answer is that I highly recommend both. Each has their own unique qualities. Both are consumer friendly, and most people would have to agree that they are competitive in…
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Having to Pay for Something You Don’t Think You Need- Until You Do!

I know it sounds cheesy, but no one likes to pay for insurance, myself included. A long time ago I was friends with a family that had 3 small children and was witness to their devastation when their house caught on fire due to a faulty outlet in the garage. My best friend was the…
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6 Shocking Statistics on Disaster Recovery

According to most experts, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are being created each day, and 90% of the data that exists in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. By the year 2020, it is estimated that 1.7 megabytes of new information will be created every second for every human being on the planet.

Do Not Let Good Replace Great

We get so focused on our daily accomplishments that we often forget to enjoy the small things around us. How many times have you ignored a conversation or an individual in your presence to accomplish something which you believe to be necessary or important? I know I’ve done it plenty of times.

Having to Pay for Something You Don’t Think You Need- Until You Do!

I know it sounds cheesy, but no one likes to pay for insurance, myself included. A long time ago I was friends with a family that had 3 small children and was witness to their devastation when their house caught on fire due to a faulty outlet in the garage. My best friend was the sister of the gentleman that lost the majority of his important property.

To Veeam or Not to Veeam

As a Disaster Recovery professional, who has been in the Business Continuity industry for the past 24 years, you come across a product or technology that’s a real game changer every now and then. Let me tell you, that is exactly what Veeam is to the Virtual Server world, a major league game changer. 15 years ago when someone spoke of requiring HA or needed immediate recovery of their Intel server environment, there was one path and that was primarily Double-Take.

Flat Tire? Now What?

If you were to get a flat tire on your ride home from work today, what would you do?  Would you sit on the side of the road and wait for help, would you call a family member or AAA, or would you already be prepared and ready to solve the issue? The key factor is preparation.

Disaster Recovery: To Test or Not to Test?

How do I test? Let me count the ways… When most customers think of a DR Test, their first thought seems to be, “We must test as if we are experiencing a disaster.” Although this approach is the most common, it is not necessarily the best.

Cloud Forecast: Thunderstorms

If you are in IT, you have heard all about the CLOUD.  What is the Cloud? What does it mean?