Nicolas Brodeur_

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Two risks eliminated by combining replication and backup

Posted by Nicolas Brodeur_ on Jan 16, 2015 1:15:00 PM

Since backup and replication are inseparable, companies increasingly need to combine these two elements to achieve their RTO and enable business continuity. Today, enterprise data centers are becoming increasingly complex, process volumes of data that are growing exponentially and are extremely solicited, resulting in the need for a very solid management strategy. The choice of technology is important for risk prediction.

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Topics: IT infrastructure

How are cloud computing and virtualization different?

Posted by Nicolas Brodeur_ on Nov 7, 2014 11:30:00 AM

It seems that everyone is talking about “the cloud” and using the vocable as an all-encompassing term for any technology that has any relation to the cloud including virtualization. This can make it confusing when planning your company’s current and long term IT infrastructure and storage needs.

Many people make the mistake of using the terms cloud computing and virtualization interchangeably because there are similarities between the two technologies.  Yet although they are directly related, they are indeed two separate technologies.

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Topics: IT infrastructure, Cloud, Virtualization

4 tips to update a dinosaur-like IT infrastructure

Posted by Nicolas Brodeur_ on Nov 4, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Business environments are becoming increasingly complex and extremely competitive. At the same time, the expectations of customers are growing rapidly as well. Companies are looking for new ways to enhance the quality of their products and services and drive business growth through IT solutions.

So how do we address these challenges and demands if we currently have a dinosaur-like IT infrastructure? Today we go over  four tips on how you can update your IT infrastructure in order to be more agile, efficient and responsive.

Let’s get started!

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Topics: IT infrastructure

The benefits of having a functional disaster recovery plan

Posted by Nicolas Brodeur_ on Oct 28, 2014 12:00:00 PM

It is inevitable that some sort of disaster, whether it be a natural disaster such as fire or flood or man-made ones such as infrastructural or power failure, security attacks or human error will occur at some point in a company’s life. It is therefore essential to be prepared to overcome these events as quickly and easily as possible.

In conjunction with the business continuity plan, businesses should develop IT disaster recovery plans in the event IT systems stop functioning. The recovery strategies should aim at restoring data, applications and hardware in time to meet the needs of the recovery of business functions.  What we often hear when asking our clients about their DR plans is that they have backup tapes of data stored offsite, and not much more than that.

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Topics: IT infrastructure

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The right use of technology addresses business challenges and drives business growth in all areas of an enterprise.  We hope this blog will offer insight into developing strategies and tactics to enable you to identify those key drivers of growth and keep pace with and anticipate the rapid technology change of today.

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