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DCIG is pleased to announce the immediate availability of its first ever report focusing on TOP 5 solutions for managed service providers (MSPs). The 2023-24 DCIG TOP 5 Microsoft 365 SaaS Backup Solutions for MSPs report provides MSPs guidance on the best backup solutions for them to use to backup and restore their customers’ data hosted in Microsoft 365.
Deploying technologies in today’s data centers generally requires enterprises to first buy, lease, or subscribe to the ones they need. Once acquired, the responsibility to effectively manage and utilize them falls to the enterprise. However, Huawei no longer views this model as the future of data center management. Rather, its growing technology portfolio combines to facilitate a data center as a computer model. This model changes how enterprises perform data center management and often better positions them to meet future challenges.
One of the things that’s been on our mind this week that we wanted to talk about and really been hearing a lot more about: resilience. his has been a topic for years. However, it seems like it’s taken on greater importance especially with ransomware becoming so prevalent. Companies are much more concerned about the resilience of their infrastructure, how quickly they can recover, and how quickly resilience is being facilitated.
Most organizations already use a hybrid cloud in some way. Of the cloud’s available offerings, cloud object storage represents the one that many use first. Organizations often initially move and store their archival and backup data on cloud object storage. Yet when they do, many also experience sticker shock. To minimize these costs, organizations need to choose a deduplication solution that embraces a hybrid cloud strategy.
This article discusses the concept of architecting for rapid recovery at scale, explores the key principles and
technologies involved, and introduces the key capabilities that enable rapid recovery. Organizations adopting this approach will minimize the impact of inevitable system failures.
As recently as only a few years ago most organizations only stored data in an immutable format in rare circumstances. Suddenly, in 2023, organizations get told by analysts, the media, and technology providers that they must store their backup data in an immutable format. What changed and why so rapidly? Today (June 25, 2023,) at 12:30 pm CDT, Jerome Wendt, DCIG’s Principal Data Protection Analyst, along with AvTek Solution’s CEO Wayne Hunter will present and answer these questions in a webinar.
In 2019 Nutanix made a lot of noise around its Nutanix Mine product which DCIG wrote about a few years ago. This offering presents Nutanix’s technology as a secondary scale-out storage offering optimized for use in backup. One could configure Mine as either a backup storage target or an integrated backup appliance with both backup software and storage.
In this DCIG blog and video report, I share two surprising things I learned about the robust storage capabilities of Nutanix Unified Storage and Nutanix’s strategic shift from hyperconverged infrastructure with its implied on-premises focus to becoming an enterprise hybrid multicloud infrastructure provider.
Join DCIG analysts Ken Clipperton and Todd Dorsey, and George Crump, Chief Marketing Officer at VergeIO, to learn how to “Overcome the Not-So-Magnificent Seven IT Challenges.”
Small and midsized businesses (SMBs) often want to run the same technologies in their IT environment that enterprises already use. Whether it is cloud technologies, data protection, disaster recovery, high availability, networking, security, or storage, SMBs want them. They also want the right people with the right skills to manage this IT infrastructure. Historically, SMBs could not afford these technologies. Further, even if they do acquire them, they may still lack the in-house expertise to effectively manage them. Delivering on these competing but complementary SMB requirements for IT technologies and skills requires a company focused on them. Based upon what I saw at the recent Kaseya Connect Global conference, Kaseya stands poised to do so.