May2015

It’s That Season Again!

It’s that season again! For those of you that might not know, I live in Florida and yes we do have seasons down here. We have Tourist Season, Lovebug Season and of course our best known Hurricane Season. With Hurricane Season starting on June 1st, most companies should have finished their pre-season disaster recovery test by now. Oh how things have changed from the days of flying off to the remote datacenter to have loads of fun restoring the test objectives from tape to prove we had the capabilities to restore the applications and our services slated for that specific test.

Jun2014

Recovery Lessons Learned from Storage Failure

Recently, we experienced a fairly catastrophic SAN failure: we lost two drives of a RAID-5 array. Needless to say, recovery was time-consuming, but it also pointed out some general issues with many disaster recovery, business continuity, and general architectures involved …
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Sep2013

Is the Backup Licensing Model About to Change?

Is the backup licensing model about to change? While I was at VMworld in San Francisco, I really took notice of all the different Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS) options were available and believe this service has really reached it maturity. The amount of options and services available seems to have really taken a solid leap forward in the last few years. Most all the companies follow the same type of licensing model in that the software is licensed by the number of agents that are deployed in the environment, the number of hosts or the amount of data being backed up. Most all the companies except for one particular company I talked to.