Design a ROBO infrastructure (Part 2): Design areas and technologies
Posted by Andrea Mauro on
February 24, 2017
In the previous post, we have explained and described business requirements and constraints in order to support design and implementation decisions suited for mission-critical applications, considering also how risk can affect design decisions.
Now we will match the following technology aspects to satisfy design requirements:
- Performance and scaling
- Risk and budget management
Design a ROBO (Part 1): Introduction and high-level design
Posted by Andrea Mauro on
January 25, 2017
What is a ROBO scenario?
A Remote Office / Branch Office (ROBO) is an office located in a different site or a remote geographical area from another office (usually the headquarter or the main office). Several organizations have one (or more) main office, as well as remote offices in another city, country or continent.
Many organizations today have in each remote office some local IT infrastructure, usually for data locality, but also for service local services.
Ransomware: 14 Key Methods of Protection
Posted by Oksana Zybinskaya on
January 9, 2017
After 2016 everyone can come to a certain conclusion that ransomware is a persistent phenomenon to reckon with from now on, with more sophisticated and innovative techniques to come. That is why it is crucial for very user and administrator to learn how to improve and protect their computer from ransomware. Here are some important steps to remember:
How to Protect your Data on Nano Server using Storage Replica?
Posted by Charbel Nemnom on
October 10, 2016
With the release of Windows Server 2016, there’s a lot of new features that have been added to increase availability and security. One hot feature that will add a lot of benefits for small, medium and enterprise business environments is Storage Replica (SR). Be sure that’s going to help you in your Disaster Recovery Plan and protect your data against catastrophic losses.
Are We Trending Toward Disaster?
Posted by Jon Toigo on
October 6, 2016
Interestingly, in the enterprise data center trade shows I have attended recently, the focus was on systemic risk and systemic performance rather than on discrete products or technologies; exactly the opposite of what I’ve read about hypervisor and cloud shows, where the focus has been on faster processors, faster storage (NVMe, 3D NAND) and faster networks (100 GbE). This may be a reflection of the two communities of practitioners that exist in contemporary IT: the AppDev folks and the Ops folks.