disaster recovery plan

4 Ways to Avoid a Disastrous Disaster Recovery Plan

A disaster can happen to any company at any time.  Murphy’s law would even suggest that they will occur at the most inconvenient times, but I digress. In order to ensure business continuity in the face of these potential risks, it is vital to have a comprehensive and consistent DR plan.  Sadly, many companies do not devote the time, resources or budget to adequately protect their environment from these extreme outages.

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cybersecurity

Cybersecurity, Ransomware, and Data Protection; a Discussion with Dr. John Meyers

Cybersecurity is a concern for employees at all levels of organizations today.  Ransomware is a new type of malware that has exploded on the market.  The US Government estimates that 4,000 attacks occur every day while IBM estimates that the attacks increased 6,000% in 2016.  

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devops

2017 DevOps Trends: My 6 Favorite Articles

DevOps promises to improve application development agility, efficiency and reliability; yet, the concept is only about 9 years old.  New technologies are frequently introduced that promise significant improvements in the development process, and so each year, it is valuable where DevOps is going.  In this article, I will highlight six posts that prognosticate on 2017 trends.

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Devops

Providing Masked Data for Devops

Time and storage always seem to be in short supply when your business relies on multi-terabyte databases. An outage can put your business on hold for days, and provisioning up-to-date copies for development and test can be an enormous challenge. Actifio solves these challenges in spectacular fashion. Even huge databases can be online in minutes, in production, or in multiple development and test environments.

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Accelerating Jury Trials with Instant Access to Videos

According to UT Austin’s website, Police officers with University of Texas at Austin will now be equipped with portable video cameras that will be worn in front of their uniforms. The cameras will record official interactions only such as responding to emergency calls or making an arrest. The digital recordings will be retained for 90 days for routine content and for one year or longer if related to a specific criminal investigation. The purpose of these videos is manyfold such as deterring somebody from taking an irrational action while dealing with officers or using the videos as proof when needed in a trial.

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diaster recovery

7 Inevitable Problems with Legacy Backup and Disaster Recovery Strategies

Businesses today are using data as a leverage point to increase revenue and profits.  Improvements in data analytics now allows companies to bring innovative products and services to current and new markets, improve operations or simply making better decisions based on better information. This data is literally the heartbeat of businesses today and companies go to great lengths (and expenses) to protect that data from loss and or corruption.

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test data management for devops

Implementing Test Data Management for DevOps: 5 Consideration Points

The new buzzword for DevOps is “continuous.”  We have continuous integration, continuous delivery, continuous obsolescence and for many developers, continuous consumption of Five Hour Energy.  Yes, the world of DevOps has radically changed development as we know it and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

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Devops

How Hybrid Cloud Enables Agile DevOps

Who says the elephants can’t be agile?

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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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EDAAS

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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