The IT industry loves lingo - and marketers love branding. The combination can lead to a rather cluttered wasteland of terminology that obscures meaning, rather than adding clarity. So, to strip it all back, let's talk about the differences - in plain English - between backups, DR, and DRaaS.
I have been in this crazy cloud space for ages. Too long to 'fess up to. And for as long as there has been cloud, the dream of hybrid cloud has existed.
It's a glitter-covered world in which a flexible, self-service, charge back-driven cloud lives in your own data center with a shiny new bi-directional pipe to one or more public clouds, where flexible on-demand resources also exist. It smells of cotton candy and hope.
There are multiple services designed to backup and replicate Virtual Machines in your private or public virtual environments. However, very few are able to replicate and protect a physical server. And yet, many companies need to protect both virtual machines and physical servers because of legacy applications running on legacy infrastructure. Double-Take is an agent based replication software that allows replication between similar Operating Systems. Because this replication takes place at the OS level, Double-Take is able to protect physical Linux and Windows server to a Virtual Machine in iland’s cloud environment.
What happened to Delta Airlines this week and Southwest a few weeks back isn't abnormal.
To the non-nerd, the realities of how delicately our entire way of life is balanced on the head of a CIO is alarming. To anyone in the business, it's life.
To the non-geek, hardware failures are esoteric and should be avoidable. To anyone who can recall a data center's unique smell, it's a daily problem.
The provocative side of IT Resilience is made up of the threats that have more and more people talking about it. Who isn’t intrigued (and terrified) by headlines about IT failures that have triggered nationwide flight cancellations or data hostage situations or global service outages?
You're fiddling in Veeam every day. It's how you manage your VMs, track performance, consider capacity and take your snapshots. Every night, Veeam dutifully makes a backup of all your VMs while you're peacefully eating your kale salad (or fries.. or Cuban sandwich). It's really a delight.
But, there's a button in the corner taunting you - and it promises disaster recovery, simply and easily. But buttons have often been deceptive and "easy" is such a marketing term. It can't be.
I was chatting with one of my favorite analysts the other day, and we were talking about which workloads move to the cloud. He said that the buzz continued around DevOps and Big Data and all that sexy stuff -- no one wants to hear about "traditional workloads."
That seems to be true. Both Gartner and Forrester seem keen on discussing cloud-native applications that leverage insane scale to do magical calculations. Let's be honest. That stuff sounds really neat.
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