Disaster Recovery in the cloud with Duolc, AWS & Veeam

We’ve already outlined why backup to the AWS cloud is a must for businesses. It provides a low-cost alternative to traditional tape & disk-based backup solutions. It’s also quicker to recover data in the event of a system failure. But that’s great if all you need is a secure and available copy of your data. What if you need to

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Should you have a backup & DR strategy once you’re in the AWS cloud?

In short, yes… AWS has a shared responsibility model, which means you are responsible for what you run on AWS. This means the following risks can still be present. Human error, people can still delete things they shouldn’t. In this case what’s your Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO) needs? Malicious attacks, Security is your responsibility remember.

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Everybody is backing up to the cloud. You should too, here’s why.

The public cloud has positively changed the backup and disaster recovery (DR) industry. Be part of this and future proof your backup & DR strategy today. Backing up your data is one of the most important things you need to do. Not only do you need to make a copy of your data for safe keeping. You also need to

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Always start with the business outcome in mind.

What is a business outcome and why is it so often not supported by the IT within a business? To start with let’s look at what I mean by a business outcome. A business outcome is a strategic goal that a business is focused on. The problem is many businesses tend to confuse business outcomes with underlying project outcomes. Like

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Are you new to the cloud & Amazon Web Services?

The term cloud has been around since the late 1990’s. Today we use the word without thinking about it as a cover all for most IT use cases. Whether it’s Private, Public or Hybrid then if we stick the word cloud behind it we’re good to go. But what does that all mean as one person’s interpretation of cloud can

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Is there a reason to stick with on-premise virtualisation?

The answer is no, not really! Around 15 years ago, VMware allowed you to use your on-premise servers for many workloads. It was great at the time, removing physical server sprawl… Replacing it with VM sprawl to push up management costs. The good thing is today you do not need to have expensive on-premise server hosts. You can also avoid

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Learn how to reduce your IT costs

You may be an established business or a start-up business. When it comes to running your business, you want to have low outgoing costs, this also applies to your own IT. Here are some common problems and decisions that you may face: Upfront hardware costs This is one of the biggest costs to you. Usually you have to replace or

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Are you being miss sold your IT?

In a traditional IT model, you’d go out and buy a physical server and some storage. Today however there is a new IT model where you don’t buy anything until you need it, pay for it until you use it, and when you stop using it you stop paying for it. So, what is the new IT model? It’s the

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Why pay for servers you are not using?

When you buy a server and storage, did you know that you are paying for something that you will never 100% use? All servers and storage that are on premise are best utilised when below 70% of capacity. This means you never unlock the full potential of your investment. Also meaning you are wasting budget and losing money. Would you

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