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    Data Center Outages, Vol. 3: Human Error

    Ken Hill
    Read Time 2 min.

    An additional common cause of outages is human error. A number of miscalculations at the hand of employees can lead to an outage, costing many companies far more than they can afford to pay or lose. What are the most common examples of human error? Incorrect configuration changes—networks, servers, SANs Incorrect backups Load balancing misconfiguration and errors Firewall misconfiguration...

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    Hybrid Cloud: The Strategy of Choice

    Brent Meadows
    Read Time 2 min.

    According to the 2014 State of the Cloud Survey, the majority of enterprises currently employ a multi-cloud strategy, while 48% are in the planning process for hybrid cloud adoption1. While there are benefits to both public and private cloud configurations, creating a hybrid cloud strategy for your business can offer the best of both worlds. Not everything can be virtualized...

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    Data Center Outages, Vol. 2: Connectivity

    Ken Hill
    Read Time 2 min.

    Another cause of service outages is network connectivity. A loss of connectivity resulting in downtime can lead to a number of negative business impacting events. What causes a loss of connectivity? Equipment failure Software crash Human error Denial of service (DoS) attacks Fiber cuts Companies that manage network connectivity in-house to support mission critical applications are more susceptible...

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    White Paper: Exiting the Data Center Business

    Devon Cole
    Read Time 2 min.

    White Paper: Is It Time to Start Thinking About Exiting the Data Center Business? Companies make a choice to either redirect IT management functions to partners, or continue to maintain IT services internally, for a variety of reasons. From allowing staff to focus on what’s important to ensuring proper disaster recovery planning, turning to a third party provider typically...

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