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September 29, 2012  10:00 PM

SSD Storage – Finally some new technology



Posted by: Beth Cohen
cloud data center, Cloud Data Storage, cloud storage, Data Integrity, data protection, disk failure, emerging technology, hardware failure, high availability, IT consultant, OpenStack, Openstack swift

Until recently, the massive changes to IT infrastructure brought on by widespread cloud architecture adoption have barely touched the relatively mature multi-billion dollar storage industry.  The old adage that storage is cheap, but management of storage is expensive is as valid as it was 10 years...

April 27, 2011  4:00 PM

Tangled Up in Clouds — Interdependency lessons from the AWS outage



Posted by: Beth Cohen
Amazon Cloud Services, Backup, Cloud architectures, cloud computing, Cloud IT, Cloud Services, data protection, Disaster Recovery, high availability, IT Infrastructure, leveraging IT investment, service level agreements, SLA

Question:  Amazon's recent AWS outage affected a surprisingly large number of sites.  What can we learn about cloud resiliency and how can we minimize these outages in the future? AWS, Amazon's hosted web services offering suffered a major outage with some...


February 18, 2010  2:00 PM

Five Tenets for Achieving High Availability for Critical Applications



Posted by: ITKE
business applications, business continuity, Business Value, high availability

Question:  My organization demands critical applications such as email and ERP be "always on" (whenever users want to access them).  What is the best way to achieve "always on" IT systems? The pervasiveness of the Internet has put IT executives in a bind. ...


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