The Stupidity Index: We Have Met The Enemy… And He Is Us

You can’t fix stupid, according to Texas funnyman Ron White, but stupidity — or at least human error — is a leading cause of security breaches, and its escalating costs are no laughing matter. I recently came across a novel idea for a new metric for business continuity, the Stupidity Index. ‘If most problems are […]

Corporate Data Loss Headaches Alleviated With MDM

“Can’t find your iPhone? But you had it when you left for work.” Many recognize that sinking feeling, when your preferred comms tool suddenly isn’t in your pocket — we go through the five stages of loss: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Many companies demonstrate similar reaction patterns when it comes to lost devices, […]

Faster Data Recovery with Dell SC-Series Storage and Silver Peak (Video)

A financial institution with nearly 50 locations throughout California, Citizens Business Bank achieved faster data recovery by combining Silver Peak data acceleration software with Dell SC-Series Storage. Today, at the Dell User Forum in Miami, Dell introduced the new Dell Storage SC4000 Series arrays. These bring high-end storage capabilities to mid-sized deployments, offering all-flash performance for up […]

WAN Performance Front and Center at Dell User Forum

Dell bills its Dell User Forum as the premier technical learning event for Dell customers and channel partners. The conference, being held next week in Miami from June 24-26, offers an intensive, interactive learning experience across the data center — from servers, storage, and networking to software, services, and converged solutions. Attendees are able to learn directly […]

Symphony Group Drops RPO to Just 20 Seconds

The UK’s largest privately owned manufacturer of fitted kitchen, bedroom and bathroom furniture has found the key to improving the performance of offsite data replication and accelerating the transfer of large volumes of data between the company’s headquarters and its remote data center more than 100 miles away.  Since deploying Silver Peak wide area network […]

IMServ Builds Software Defined WAN for Data Protection

Faced with a static infrastructure, IMServ’s technical team was finding it difficult to cope with the exponential growth of current and historic data it was starting to manage. Covering more than 400 servers and around 250 users, IMServ manages highly time critical secure customer data and relies heavily on high network performance, stability, and availability. One […]

Data Protection & Doing More With Less

The ongoing pressure to do more with less — MORE data, devices, users, applications, locations, protection, and LESS money, resources, and especially time — is relentless. However, while data protection doesn’t get the attention of all the things required to keep an organization running efficiently and effectively, without doing it well, no organization can survive […]

WAN is Key Obstacle to Holistic Data Protection (Video)

Silver Peak storage expert Everett Dolgner speaks about the wide area network (WAN) being the weakest link in a holistic data protection strategy. “Most replication tools do a good job of moving data, but those tools can run into problems when running over a less-than-perfect WAN,” says Dolgner. “It’s not uncommon to see a 100 […]

EMC VSPEX Lab Validated Replication Acceleration

Today at EMC World 2014 in Las Vegas, Silver Peak announced a joint solution with EMC – Silver Peak with RecoverPoint for VSPEX. This is an exciting milestone and a culmination of a great deal of effort by both Silver Peak and EMC. VSPEX is a reference architecture designed to help channel/reseller partners quickly deploy converged […]

Improving Data Backup & Recovery #2 IT Priority (Infographic)

A study conducted by Enterprise Strategy Group found data backup and recovery to be the second most important IT priority for organizations over the next 12 months. The survey, conducted on behalf of Silver Peak, also revealed how critical data is perceived to be to an organization’s success. Download the ESG report: Meeting the Impossible RPO […]