Feb2015

Xtravirt Releases SONAR — Reporting as a Service

Xtravirt has earned a reputation as a leader in virtualization and cloud technologies, and its consultants regularly work on some of the most complicated environments in Europe. Xtravirt has also been active in the community, releasing tools and Visio stencils …
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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.

Apr2013

Cloud Tenant PCI-DSS Dilemma

There is a dilemma for all tenants of a public or private cloud: Scope. For the tenant, they want everything to be in scope. For the Cloud Service Provider (CSP) they want to limit scope to the bare minimum. What does it mean for a Cloud to be ‘PCI Compliant’ and why is this a requirement for some tenants. The real issue, is what is in scope for PCI-DSS while your data is in the cloud and how can you as the tenant meet those requirements.