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Raw Capacity vs Usable Capacity

Wondering how much space you have remaining on your storage infrastructure? There is a big difference between raw capacity and usable capacity but we’re going to clear it up by unpacking what these terms mean, and how they are used.  Let’s start with the purchase of thirty (30) new 2TB drives for our storage array. 30 x 2TB = 60TB…

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Data Loss: Why Does it Happen and How Can I Prevent It?

By far, the type of disaster that costs businesses a huge amount of money on a regular basis is data loss. Think for a moment about the gigabytes (or terabytes) of information that are being stored on your work computers, tablets and other types of devices. Now think about the devastating effect it would have if that data suddenly disappeared…

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6 Ways to Gain Executive Support for Your Disaster Recovery Project

Does your current disaster recovery system fall short of your enterprise needs? Do you need to invest in significant system upgrades but are unsure about how to convince your boss? Prepare ahead and use these 6 ways to gain support for your next DR project. 1. Talk to upper management about DR as an insurance policy. Businesses buy key-man insurance,…

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3 Steps to Improve Your Disaster Recovery Plan

As corporations look back at undprecedented cascade of hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, and power outages disrupting operations across the US and the globe in 2011, reviewing the disaster recovery plans for an enterprise should be a top priority. The effects of a natural disaster on a business can be detrimental, and it is staggering to realize the number of enterprises that…

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5 Tips to Reduce Cost of a Disaster Recovery Build-Out

A disaster recovery site build is a huge undertaking, with multiple points of financial risk that can undermine the project. This write-up discusses ways that you can reduce cost and mitigate risk in your disaster recovery project. Repurpose Equipment Saving valuable datacenter space in your production location could fund 100% of your DR project. Consider moving, upgrading and repurposing development,…

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