Since the mainframes of the 1950s, one of the most popular options for backup has been tape drives. The advent of the cloud, however, has changed the way we look at backup and disaster recovery. When a company is considering a backup and recovery solution, security and ease of management are two of the critical […]

Setting the Stage I believe everyone will agree that cloud technology has been and will continue to be disruptive to businesses and consumers. Creative people are finding new ways each day to deliver new business services faster and with less investment. Gartner and many other thought leaders at the intersection of business and technology both advocate […]

Users of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) hybrid cloud solutions can choose from a raft of HPE upgrades and additions. The company has been busy adding significant horsepower to an already powerful, flexible business solution. For example, organizations drowning in unstructured data should take a close look at HPE’s 3PAR StorServ or its recently upgraded StoreEasy Storage […]

“Big data” is all the rage these days. Every organization from major league baseball teams, to political campaigns, to large corporations are using data analytics to gain insights into their users, customers and business. Isn’t it about time that this type of analytics made its way to your data center? Unlike baseball teams or political […]

This year marks the 30th birthday for one of the breakthrough, innovative operating systems of all time, IBM i. That’s right, IBM i technology has been around since the late 1980s, and for good reason. It’s incredibly stable and secure, which is why companies have trusted it to run all sorts of legacy applications for […]

Don’t worry, this isn’t another one of those articles that includes the sobering statistics on phishing attacks, or that details any of the many, many ransomware attacks that seem to hit on a daily basis. No, we’re going to assume you know about all those. If not, there is no shortage of great examples on […]

Cloud technology has emerged as a serious platform for service delivery for today’s businesses. I spend most my day working with clients and outlining options on how to solve real business challenges using cloud technology. As a result, I’m sure my perspective is heavily biased. However, I’ll take a stab here at being even handed […]

Almost every disaster recovery article or blog begins with some version of, “nobody wants to think about a disaster happening to their organization.” Whether you think, “This will never happen to me,” or you just don’t know where to start when setting up a disaster recovery solution, disaster recovery is one of the most important […]

Object storage has come on the scene as an efficient, cost-effective way to deal with the tidal wave of unstructured data most companies find themselves being buried under. If your company is considering making use of object storage in the cloud, a likely question is, where do I start? This blog will look at some […]

IBM i is turning 30 this year, and it’s a testament to its technology that it remains a critical part of many organizations’ IT infrastructure. Thousands of IBM i installations are running around the globe — and most of them run mission-critical data workloads. You name a critical application, and a company probably relies on […]