What it takes for a solution to scale with Enterprise applications

What it Takes for a Solution to Scale with Enterprise Applications

The last 5 years of IT evolution has forced enterprises to re-think their corporate strategy to stay relevant and competitive.  These enterprises are looking to become lean so they can focus on their core business while outsourcing the rest. Applications and the associated data, the crown jewels of an enterprise are meanwhile anchored in legacy data-center environments.  

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The New Face of Backup Administrators

I have seen a new pattern emerge with Actifio customers. The Actifio Administrators may have the backup administrator job function, but they are seen as enterprise architects by their organization. Various teams such as DevOps, Analytics, Security and Support are increasingly relying on Actifio administrators to consume Enterprise Data-as-a-Service (EDaaS).

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Resistance To Leverage Cloud Is Futile!

Yesterday Amazon Web Services (AWS) had a service disruption in its S3 service in US-East-1 region. Approximately 148,213 websites got impacted. Good news - They were back up and running in around four hours! Bad News - They were down for around four hours!

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Security & the Internet of Things: Are Our Devices Safe?

After October's massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack in which several major web properties, including Twitter, Reddit, Spotify, Seamless were brought down by a botnet of hundreds of thousands of infected internet connected DVRs and cameras, there is a long list of questions to consider as the Internet of Things (IoT) takes hold. What about standards? What are the security and international protocols? How will we deal with data management structures? Where will we put all that new data? A lot of data. We’ll need to understand what’s possible and then decide if, just because it is possible, should it happen or not?

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2016 is radically different from 2008

Nope. It’s not about the changing US presidency. This is about a change of guard happening in the technology space. Hybrid Cloud is for real now. Real to the point that VMware is working closely with AWS for a seamless hybrid cloud experience.

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How to recover 88 VMs From a Starbucks Cafe

Your data center is in the east coast. It’s October. You know those hurricanes are churning up somewhere in the Atlantic. It’s not a question of “if” but a question of “what category” hurricane will strike.

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Is Your “Instant Recovery” Scalable?

Imagine this – You have a production environment with 100+ VMs, and you have a problem in a subset of your environment, and you now need to recover 30 VMs. Chances are high that your “instant recovery” (using a non Actifio solution) will not scale, and the end to end process will be very stressful. Here is how …

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How to Not Lose Sleep When You Have 30, 50, or even 100TB Databases

While I’m not in sales, I am lucky enough to talk to enterprise IT organizations a lot in my travels – about 10 meetings or calls a week. Recently, I have been discovering more environments than ever that have 50 or 100 TB Oracle databases, 10-15-20TB Microsoft SQL Server instances, i.e. many VLDBs (a.k.a. very large databases, which has to be one of the funniest acronyms in tech after JBOD). There are some common emotional patterns across the organizations who have such environments.

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Bridging the technology gap with Hybrid IT

This guest post was written by Janine Benoit, Senior Manager, Solutions Marketing at Sungard Availability Services.

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5 Key Priorities That Are Top of Mind for CIOs in 2016

CIOs and their IT organizations are faced with endless demands on their time and resources, so it's critically important to focus on identifying and solving the big issues that really matter most to them. With over 1200 customers around the world, Actifio’s customer success team is in regular communication with IT leaders and their teams as they work together to address their biggest technology and business concerns. Combined with these interactions, we’ve explored the latest industry research and discovered the top priorities and areas of concern for CIOs around the world in 2016.

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