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IT Maintenance Windows and Change Management

IT Maintenance Windows and Change Management

End of Year IT Maintenance Windows and Change Management  It’s that time of year again when, depending on your industry, things either get really busy or really slow. What does your company do during peak or holiday seasons related to IT maintenance? In my 20-odd...

Next Level Backup Protection

Next Level Backup Protection

Next Level Backup ProtectionPhysical and logical security are two important factors when considering backup files. Modern restore capabilities allow for entire virtual machines and systems to be brought back online from a backup very quickly, assuming that a...

Cloud Mobility – Buzz Words or Pain Point?

Cloud Mobility – Buzz Words or Pain Point?

Cloud Mobility – Buzz Words or Pain Point?Do an internet search on “cloud mobility,” and you will get a TON of results.  The definition(s) can be confusing, but basically it describes the ability to avoid locking in workloads to a specific cloud vendor. ...

The Air Gap Controversy

The Air Gap Controversy

The Air Gap Controversy In a previous blog post, we talked about the 3-2-1-1 data protection concept as well as “air gaps.” We’ve also discovered that viruses can corrupt files that are written to air-gapped technologies, such as tape, rendering them useless, and the...