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16 Jan 2017
Your New Backup Software Just Arrived. Now What?
Now what? It sounded so good when you spoke with the sales team... You’ve just purchased a new data protection (backup) software application and realize you aren’t sure what to do next. This may help. ================== Backup migra...
10 Jan 2017
Data Protection for Hyperconverged Infrastructure
With the constant evolution of the software-defined datacenter landscape, the latest trend, undoubtedly, is towards converged platforms – namely, hyperconverged and superconverged infrastructure. At the heart of hyperconvergence is the idea of consolidation – that is to combine virtualization, compute, storage, networking, backup and disaster recovery, and high availability in to a unified scale-out appliance...
9 Jan 2017
NetVault Virtual Client for Oracle Clustered Environments
The NetVault Plug-in for Oracle provides support for Oracle Server Failover Clustering. Using the failover cluster network name, the plug-in is able to identify the current node that is in control of the Oracle Server Cluster...
19 Dec 2016
Backing up your Databases
It doesn’t matter what type of organization you are; small, big, public or private – everyone has a database of some description. Databases come in many forms from Microsoft Exchange, Oracle, SQL to a litany of lesser known databases. The database, for many companies, is the ‘crown jewel’ of their data. More often than not, it contains critical customer, financial or business transaction data....
16 Dec 2016
The Power of Not Having To Choose
The world we live in is one dominated by change. Technology is always pushing forward to new and (sometimes) better things. Trends in the industry seem endless and rapid and sometimes it’s hard to keep up. The great technology debates always rage on in one form or another: Physical vs Virtual; Local vs Cloud; Disk vs Tape. The “Next Big Thing” is always on the horizon, beckoning you to invest your time...
13 Dec 2016
Storage Groups – The Next Weapon In Your Arsenal For Data Protection
Storage Groups: Your Next Data Protection Bullet OK – so you may now have an awesome data deduplication appliance in your environment. Using it gives you the peace of mind that data can be quickly backed up and recovered. But what ...
30 Nov 2016
Purpose Built Backup Appliance (PBBA), Not Your Father’s Backup Repository
The requirements for data protection continue to evolve with the changing IT environment as well as the need to protect an increasing amount of data. My experience in the area of data protection began in the late 1980’s when the o...
30 Nov 2016
Eliminate Backup Windows with Rapid Recovery
Having worked in a Data Center, I’m familiar with the challenges IT Admins face on the daily. From security, networking, to data management and everything in between, it seems there just isn’t enough time in the day to get d...
Peter de Vente
23 Nov 2016
Data Protection: The Cost of Doing Nothing
Life is about making decisions. Every decision will start with a simple question and assessing the options. What will I wear today? Will I travel by car or by train for my meeting this morning? Simple questions with potentially, a massive impact. You...
18 Nov 2016
How to Write Simple, Scalable HTML Powershell Graphic User Interfaces for managing Rapid Recovery (2 of 3)
Part one of this blog post may be retrieved here . Part three of this blog post may be retrieved here . In the previous post we worked together toward laying the foundation for a simple and scalable PowerShell GUI framework for managing Rapid Recover...
17 Nov 2016
Quest - More Business Innovation
We have always had a simple goal. That’s to reduce the time you spend on IT administration, so you can focus more on business innovation. As we move forward as Quest we will continue to drive innovation and support our customers in the areas of Data Protection, Database, Microsoft Platform, Endpoint Systems, and Identity & Access Management. We are excited to move forward and to drive innovation with you....
17 Nov 2016
Quest: Reduce your IT administration
Our journey towards innovation aimed at reducing IT administration continues. We’ll deliver solutions that ensure that productivity, simplicity and value are synonymous, not exclusive. We'll help you manage and protect your data, take control of your Microsoft environment, keep track of every network-connected device, and provide appropriate user access across various platforms. This is who we are and how...
14 Nov 2016
How To Protect Yourself Against Ransomware
Before we go into the benefits of how Rapid Recovery can help in a Ransomware case lets level set on what Ransomware is and how it affects a system. Ransomware threats such as CryptoLocker or CryptoWall are becoming more prevalent in enterprises. Th...
11 Nov 2016
Storage Snapshots vs Backup Software: The Key to True Data Reliability
In a world where data availability and integrity are paramount to the success of an organization, IT administrators are always looking for the best way to secure their data and keep the business running. One essential component of this strategy is b...
10 Nov 2016
Data Protection Products: The Quest, Find The Best
So we’re finally here, it’s hockey season again. The training camps have concluded and positions are set. The cold weather in the north is setting in and time lace up the pond skates. Each player has a responsibility and...
7 Nov 2016
Are You Really Prepared For A Disaster?
IT professionals today have a great deal on their plate. They are responsible for servers, applications, storage, networking, security, etc. Throw in a Cloud initiative, BYOD, managing a diverse array of endpoints like smartphones and its easy to se...
13 Oct 2016
How to Write Simple, Scalable HTML Powershell Graphic User Interfaces for managing Rapid Recovery (1 of 3)
Part two of this series may be found here . Part three of this series may be found here . Over the years I have written hundreds of PowerShell scripts for RapidRecovery/AppAssure Management and Automation. One of the constant requests I have heard from customers was to embed some kind of GUI in the scripts that were NOT supposed to be run on a regular basis using the same parameter values over and over again (in...
13 Oct 2016
UK Data Protection Awards Shortlist - Take 2! We'd love to have your vote
Hot on the heels of our recent shortlist success in the V3 awards, Data Protection is again on the awards trail. Our full Data Protection portfolio of scalable and cross platform solutions, which helps businesses of any size to keep delivering services without disruption, secured Da finalist nomination last month as Best Business Continuity Firm in the V3 awards. The winners will be announced in London on November 25th...
13 Oct 2016
VMworld Europe 2016 - Meet Us There!
With just a few days left to go before the annual trip to Barcelona for VMworld Europe, I wanted to take a few minutes to talk to you about some of the fantastic activities we have in store... 2016 will mark the first year that we will have our very own stand at VMworld (booth S517 by the way, take a note ;-)) and with that we're going to have some fantastic demos, a really great speaker session on Tuesday, a super...
11 Oct 2016
The End Of The World As We Know It!
'The server room has been hit by an out of control drone carrying fireworks from the nearby scout hut and wiped out the entire estate!' As scary (albeit unlikely) as that sounds, there’s more to restoring data than recovering from complete disaster. For your users, that one file that they have been working on for hours and have just overwritten feels like a major disaster. Those few emails that they...
6 Oct 2016
I Have Trust-Issues with my SQL Server Backups
Early in my career, I worked in systems support. Part of my responsibilities included ensuring server backups were running properly. However, the organization had not formalized a process around actually testing those backups. I was new to the world of IT and I didn’t think anything about testing backups. “Ignorance is bliss”, as they say. Until it isn’t. As luck would have it, we were troubleshooting...
29 Sep 2016
How I Racked, Stacked and Started Backing Up in 15 Minutes
Let me tell you a story all about the DL … Have you ever deployed a new software solution and had many sleepless nights over the implementation? Many times we are told that this new software’s strengths are “ease of use” and will “save time” etc, only to find out the new software is harder to setup than an IKEA bunk bed with a Hogmanay hangover. I took delivery of a DL4300 with...
27 Sep 2016
VMworld Barcelona 2016 - Its Time!!!
VMworld Barcelona is just around the corner and as always we will be present at the most important virtualization event of the year. We will be waiting for you at the Solutions Exchange: This year we will have an exclusive booth (S517) in which we will be presenting our various Virtualization and Data Protection products. Our specialists will be on-hand giving different presentations and answering all your questions...
20 Sep 2016
Recap of VMworld 2016!
Guys… This year may have been our best VMworld yet! Our amazing staff of data protection and performance monitoring experts came out to Las Vegas and got to really know our customers. We listened to your thoughts on current trends in the data protection and performance monitoring space and had a lot of fun doing so along the way. To recap, here are the top highlights we experienced at VMworld 2016. This year…...
13 Sep 2016
Did you know? NetVault Backup and Amazon Cloud have a thing.
Did you know that since 2015 NetVault Backup 10.x and up has support for the AWS Storage Gateway - Virtual Tape Library (VTL). This means you can backup and index directly to the Amazon S3 and Amazon Glacier storage using Gateway-VTL with NetVault. T...
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