Microsoft unwittingly let an online security certificate expire Friday, triggering a worldwide outage in an online service that stores data for a wide range of business customers. The sloppy housekeeping represents an embarrassing lapse for Microsoft Corp. as the software maker tries to bring in more revenue from the storage service, which is called Azure.
Study Finds Enterprise Reliance On ‘Always On’ Systems Necessary To Ensure Continual Business OperationsMay 7, 2013 4:31 pm | News | Comments
SunGard Availability Services released survey results published in an IDC White Paper, sponsored by SunGard Availability Services, Lack of Operational Resilience Will Undermine Enterprise Competitiveness: A Strategy for Availability (April 2013) that identify the competitive advantages of establishing sophisticated systems for maintaining uninterrupted business operations.
EVault, Inc., a Seagate Company, has announced that its market-leading EVault® Cloud Disaster Recovery Service with a guaranteed Service Level Agreement (SLA) is now available from EVault and its partners in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Mail-Gard®, a division of IWCO Direct and one of the nation’s leading providers of critical communication recovery solutions, announced it has partnered with Data Management International (DMI) to offer cloud-based document management recovery services including document capture recovery and document management system archiving.
Silver Peak Systems has introduced a new family of downloadable software products that are purpose-built for storage professionals to accelerate offsite data replication workloads. The new Silver Peak VRX-2, VRX-4 and VRX-8 software products combine data acceleration technology with flexible pricing.
ExaGrid Systems, Inc., the leader in scalable and cost-effective disk-based backup solutions with data deduplication, and ATScloud, the premiere hybrid-cloud solution provider, have announced a partnership to offer cloud-based Disaster Recovery as a Service. New and existing customers can replicate their backup data.
Symantec is focusing on 10 key areas that combine existing products and services into new, innovative and comprehensive solutions that meet multiple customer needs with integrated and higher value offerings. The overall development process is estimated to take six to 24 months depending on the specific offering.
Continuum Vault is a complete end-to-end business continuity solution that features enterprise-class protection, instant virtualization, cloud-based replication and recovery, full monitoring and management support, and optional unlimited cloud storage.
In 2013 the cloud will continue to forge a massive convergence of technologies -- similar to the evolution of the cell phone to the smart phone. "The lines between platform as a service (PaaS) and cloud services brokerages will blur into a conceptual operating system for the 'Web as a platform'."
NaviSite's NaviCloud Platform has been designed to address the critical IT issues confronting organizations, such as cost, agility, reliability and business continuity. The new cloud node is designed to expand the company's cloud capabilities and fulfill the growth and needs of their customers.
Flooded data centers in downtown Manhattan brought down Gawker, Huffington Post and many popular New York-based blogs Tuesday while phone and cable companies were scrambling to assess damage and restore service in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
IO will provide BSSP with Data Center as a Service (DCaaST) delivered out of the IO Phoenix data center. Organizations can use IO DCaaS to support cloud computing, big data, high-availability applications, business continuity/disaster recovery, data center consolidation and other strategic technology initiatives.
This acquisition will enhance Carbonite's SMB offering with the ability to backup databases and file systems to the cloud, and will enable SMBs to obtain all the backup solutions they need from one vendor. Zmanda customers will now also have access to the industry-leading Carbonite Business cloud backup solution for their computers.
American Enterprise Bank operates a total of two branches with approximately $199 million in assets. The bank made the strategic decision to outsource critical components of its IT infrastructure and began gradually moving systems into a hosted environment.
iQ Solutions Group, a leader in converged communications, data center solutions, managed services and cloud based solutions, announced today that it has acquired Fidelis Communications, Inc., a provider of solutions including Avaya, ShoreTel, Samsung and Polycom.
Market Storm service bundles are an effective option for enterprise customers looking for an easy on-ramp into the Cloud as well as an efficient way to improve redundancy, reliability and security across its compute infrastructure.
Logicalis can now offer its clients cloud storage solutions designed from the ground up for five nines of data availability with built-in data consistency and self-healing software for continuous data integrity. Nirvanix's secure, highly granular multi-tenancy capabilities enable Logicalis' customers to create a subaccount for each branch office.
IT-Lifeline, a provider of comprehensive disaster recovery and testing solutions for the financial services industry, today announced the addition of its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to its comprehensive disaster recovery solution for organizations that need to speed up their ability to recover workstations in the event of a natural disaster or power outage.
MegaPath Corporation announces new enterprise, private and hybrid cloud hosting solutions that provide customers with a cost-effective virtualization environment for hosting applications, data and storage. Powered by VMware's vCloud platform, MegaPath's behind-the-firewall Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering provides enterprises and SMBs reliable and redundant cloud solution.
In a recent briefing my question about the ongoing security concerns surrounding cloud was answered with a pretty convincing analogy that compared the security of a house to that of an apartment building. I’m curious if we as an industry are starting to accept this technology as inevitable, fall for the charms of the cloud vendor’s sales pitch, and/or feel the benefits (far) outweigh the risks.
By accessing Gizmodo reporter Matt Honan's iCloud account, hackers wiped his iPhone, iPad and MacBook, deleted a Gmail account, and posted messages on personal and professional Twitter accounts. If you have a web presence, blog, or use social media, go change your passwords and evaluate how those accounts can be locked down before your reputation is tarnished by a hacker.
The new zEC12 offers industry-leading security and robust support for operational analytics that can help clients efficiently sift through large volumes of raw data and transform it to gain knowledge that can be used for competitive advantage.
Dell is unveiling new and expanded cloud services to enable customers to select solutions that will help drive business results, whether they need strict security and compliance, large or small workload capabilities, real-time storage and retrieval, or quick and easy online access for configuring their cloud services.
Hitachi Data Systems & VMware Help Customers Further Scale IT Infrastructures & Accelerate Cloud DeploymentsAugust 21, 2012 9:37 am | News | Comments
With the expanded partnership, Hitachi Data Systems will bundle VMware cloud infrastructure software and sell individual software licenses to provide organizations with complete, converged infrastructure solutions, services and support.
HP recently announced new virtualization software solutions that simplify, automate and secure the movement of virtual machines and data in cloud environments, providing clients with increased agility for addressing dynamic market opportunities.
CloudLink 2.0 allows enterprises to take advantage of the scalability and cost effectiveness of a cloud environment without exposing mission-critical and security-sensitive applications and workloads to potential third-party vulnerabilities.