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A blog for users, storage solution providers -- including value-added resellers (VARs), systems integrators, managed service providers (MSPs) and consultants -- about data storage hardware and software products and services, backup/archiving products and services, disaster recovery, storage area networks (SANs) and network-attached storage (NAS).


Lightning, A/C Failures Take Out Data Centers

August 31, 2015 - Typically when we think of disasters taking out data centers, we think of hurricanes, floods, even snowstorms. But August has been particularly rough on data centers this year. First, lightning struck the utility grid used by one of Google’s three data centers in St. Ghislain, Belgium, a small town about 50 miles southwest of Brussels,...... READ MORE


  • More bandwidth does NOT equal better app performance

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    The stats are in: More bandwidth does not fix application performance problems, according to KillerApps 2013 — a recent Vanson Bourne survey of 650 US and European IT decision-makers.

    Respondents were asked if they added bandwidth in the past year, as well as whether they encountered an inc…READ MORE

    Tessa Parmenter1,080 pointsBadges:
  • Microsoft Vista Bad - Texas Bans Vista For State Gov


    LINK :: Microsoft Vista Bad – Texas Bans Vista For State Gov

    The malignment of Windows Vista has reached a new height: A Texas lawmaker added a provision to the state budget that would effectively ban Vista from being purchased by any state government agency.

    The rider says that any agency mu…READ MORE

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  • LightSwitch user: MS developer tool helps you quickly assess business models


    By Kathleen Kriz
    With Microsoft’s Visual Studio LightSwitch beta software, users are given the opportunity to build business applications by using a simplified process, according to an early adopter. LightSwitch helps line-of-business and small business users quickly create both desktop and brows…READ MORE

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  • Book excerpt: Building Windows 8 Apps

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    “This excerpt is from the book, Building Windows 8 Apps with C# and XAML by Jeremy Likness, published by Addison-Wesley Professional, October 2012, ISBN-10: 0-321-82216-1. For more info please visit the publisher site: http://www.informit.com/store/building-windows-8-apps-with-c-sharp-and-xaml-978…READ MORE

    Michael Tidmarsh40,355 pointsBadges:
  • My Final Post

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    This is, as the title suggests, my final post here at this site. I have been here for a few years and it has been great. But I feel that it is time to start my own blog site and try to build a bit of a brand all my own. So my new blog is DBYAY.com. This will be a site about SQL Server, Powershell, a…READ MORE

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  • How to Create a UIM Menu from Scratch

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    Happy Friday Everyone!
    (Originally I meant last Friday, when I started writing this)

    One of the projects on my Side List is to convert the User Menus on our system from either a DSPF type or a MNUDDS/MNUCMD type member to a UIM Menu. I must say, ever since I started modifying UIM Menus as small …READ MORE

    Eric Witham690 pointsBadges:
  • VMworld Wrap Up

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    Another VMworld is in the books. The show was very interesting this year for a number of reasons. First off, go back and take a look at my focus for this year and let’s recap from there.
    Mobility, VMware Horizon Suite, etc.
    *crickets*… *crickets* There wasn’t much in the way of mobility this y…READ MORE

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  • Cisco's Edison Peres outlines channel strategy


    Edison Peres was recently named the new channel chief at Cisco, and I had the opportunity to sit down with him and find out what he has planned for channel partners over the next few quarters. Here is a basic rundown of Peres’ top five strategies and what Cisco partners can expect:
    1.)   Build ca…READ MORE

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  • How to configure Cisco DMVPN? Part-3

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    We have seen how in the first part how DMVPN works, the dynamic tunnels and how we can peer Spokes to each other to allow direct traffic. But all will fail if our Hub goes down, as it is critical in keeping the DMVPN network up. For redundancy Dual Hub DMVPN networks were designed, we would look at …READ MORE

    Sulaiman Syed130 pointsBadges:
  • Visual Data Lineage


    In speaking with customers lately, I am finding more and more attention spent on the lineage of data.  It isn’t enough these days to manage these type of complex movements and manipulations of data with spreadsheets.  More often than not, I am finding customers asking for the golden nugget feature…READ MORE

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  • IBM i 2011 Roadmap announced


    The future is bright for IBM i, as the powerful machine that could continues to provide data processing for hundreds of thousands of businesses across the globe.

    In April 2010, IBM i 7.1 was released with enhancements that include:

    DB2 for i support for XML and column level encryption
    Powe…READ MORE

    Leah Rosin575 pointsBadges:
  • Finding an Open Source Project that Needs Your Help

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    I have said more than once that working on an open source project can help you get a job writing proprietary or in-house software. When your potential employers can see, evaluate, and discuss the actual code you wrote, you are head and shoulders above anoth applicant who can only say, “I worked on t…READ MORE

    Robin "Roblimo" Miller930 pointsBadges:
  • How to Make Your B2B Marketing Breakthrough During the Holidays


    How to Make Your B2B Marketing Breakthrough During the Holidays
    For many, the holiday season translates to shopping, socializing and stress. Research shows we spend more time socializing and shopping in December at the expense of exercising. While many B2C connections are made during this month, B2B…READ MORE

    EmNichs3,250 pointsBadges:
  • Tape has taken up tennis


    “Tape is dead” is probably one of the most successful aphorisms in IT; it is oft repeated and also represents the triumph of a sound bite over reality. The truth is that the global tape market is in a state of very slow shrinkage, being eaten at by disk-based methods of storage, although in the …READ MORE

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  • SOC 3 SysTrust and WebTrust Services | What you Need to Know


    Heard about SOC 3 and SysTrust | WebTrust, commonly known as the “Trust Services”? If not, you are about to start seeing SOC 3 reports surface, due in large part to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) extensive efforts in reshaping service organization reporting. In shor…READ MORE

    Charles Denyer0 pointsBadges:
  • First time is a success!

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    Twenty-two Media & Entertainment IT professional filled the room at the Morton’s Steakhouse in Beverly Hills, CA for our first ever Media & Entertainment focused Storage dinner last month.   Attendees came from major production companies and networks such as Megatrax, Lion Gate, Disn…READ MORE

    Jillian Coffin70 pointsBadges:
  • The ITIL Guide to DevOps

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    You’re never safe in Enterprise IT. Just when you feel you’ve gotten a handle on the last hot topic you’re hit with another. SOA, BPM, Agile, ITIL; You feel like screaming “Enough!” but you know resistance is futile. Gartner have said it’s important so you know full well that you’ll be…READ MORE

    Alan Sharp-Paul30 pointsBadges:
  • PHP Bot Decoding - Part 1

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    The good news is we can handle these samples very easily. The first base64 looks like it will take a bit of work but the second one we can decode right now.

    I just happen to have a perl script I wrote to do just the thing.

    use Compress::Zlib;

    use MIME::Base64;

    $new = …READ MORE

    Dan O'Connor60 pointsBadges:
  • Government-Audit Convergence Part VII

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    Technology deployment and associated management information systems can provide a competitive advantage as well as increased control requirements. Legal noncompliance risks are an irrefutable fact, where consequences range from significant financial penalties to the threat of damage to an entity’…READ MORE

    Robert Davis90 pointsBadges:
  • The Cloud's People Challenge

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    Hitching your IT wagon to the cloud carries organization and personnel implications. This means the deployment of a cloud-based environment requires doing new things that are bound to cause initial discomfort.
    This is certainly the case if you are one of those organizations with a sprawling IT depa…READ MORE

    Pedro Pereira0 pointsBadges:

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