Real-World IT: Disaster Recovery that Works for Healthcare


Loss of IT Services Top Threat According to Managers

MikeRobinson

By: MikeRobinson
January 23, 2014 8:07 am

No one likes to think about disasters, or disaster recovery, but it seems every week some new disaster has made the news headlines.  I’m not sure whether there really is more going on in the world these days, or whether that’s a function of our ability to instantly get reports on newsworthy items from around …

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Real-World IT: Disaster Recovery that Works for Healthcare

David Shephard

By: David Shephard
August 13, 2013 9:39 am

Like executives at other organizations, those in the healthcare industry know they need an efficient disaster recovery (DR) system. They know this—but do they actually have one? According to Bridgeway Security Solutions, only 26 percent have a “robust, tried-and-tested” DR system. On top of that, 67 percent of healthcare CIOs say they face IT staff …

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Service Providers Keeping Ahead of the Competition

MikeRobinson

By: MikeRobinson
July 24, 2013 8:35 am

I recently wrote an article for Virtual-Strategy Magazine in which I discussed the growth of the cloud service provider market and how service providers can work to compete with industry giants such as Amazon and Rackspace. The cloud service provider market is rapidly expanding and evolving.  Software as a service (SaaS) is the next-largest segment …

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Categories: Cloud Manager, IT Operations Management (ITOM)

Is the Cloud Maturing?

mhudnall

By: mhudnall
July 17, 2013 8:47 am

Not yet, but we are definitely moving into the next stage of adoption, growth and maturation – steep competition, price slashing, SLA wars, improved infrastructure, management of services and increased efficiencies driving out costs. CRN’s The Final Cut: “A New Day for HP’s Public Cloud”, a blog post by Steven Burke, caught my attention this …

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Top 5 Reasons to use Dashboard Information Portlet Charts: NetIQ Operations Center 5.0 Patch Bundle 5

Karen Nemzek

By: Karen Nemzek
April 30, 2013 9:42 am

With the release of NetIQ Operations Center 5.0 Patch Bundle 5 (PB5), there are exciting, new ways to chart performance and metric data in the Information portlet – the new Charts tab. If you already use the Performance portlet, you may ask,              ”Why would I want to use this Charts tab? I already view …

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Real World IT: South African DTI Cuts Power and Cooling Costs by 75%

David Shephard

By: David Shephard
April 25, 2013 10:33 am

The South African Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) had already completed a pilot of server virtualization for its disaster recovery and wanted to extend the benefits of server virtualization to its main production site, where it was running out of floor space and power. Many servers only average 5 to 10 percent utilization, yet …

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Categories: Disaster Recovery, PlateSpin Recon

Cloud Manager Hack Week Starts Next Week

David Shephard

By: David Shephard
April 2, 2013 10:51 am

Hacking will begin on April 8th for the NetIQ Cloud Manager Hack Week. We’ll be breaking out of our normal teams and collaborating with those around us – including you. Hack Week is one way we encourage innovation through experimentation around the company. This week, a wide range of folks here are taking time away …

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Managing Your Data Better from the Dashboard: NetIQ Operations Center 5.0 Patch Bundle 4

Karen Nemzek

By: Karen Nemzek
December 21, 2012 7:51 am

This December, the release of NetIQ Operations Center Patch Bundle (PB) 4, offers an exciting addition to the Operations Center Dashboard….the Information Portlet. Along with viewing summary and status information for an element or service, you can use the Information Portlet to easily access alarms, root cause data, layout drawings, and all properties information – …

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Let’s Admit We Have Some Work to do on Private Clouds in 2013

TravisGreene

By: TravisGreene
December 14, 2012 9:11 am

In a recent article on ZDNet, Nick Heath summarizes the Forrester predictions for changes to cloud computing to be expected in 2013. One of the predictions in particular struck me, because it’s what I hear from many of you. “Businesses will acknowledge that virtualization does not mean cloud” is the point, in which Forrester states …

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Roadtrip! Gartner Data Center Conference – Bound for Vegas!

mhudnall

By: mhudnall
November 29, 2012 9:08 am

To start this post I’ll be breaking the cardinal rule of Vegas by sharing what  happens in Vegas.  I look forward to this year’s Gartner Data Center  conference as it promises to be a year of great change addressing major  themes of:  Accelerating  Innovation, Driving Transformation and Achieving Operational Excellence.  It is a unique time …

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