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Tech Tip 8 - Quorum Deployment

Remote office tech tip: Quorum server deployment options

In a split-brain scenario, where the connection between two servers fails, it's imperative that a quorum server exists to decide which server in a mirrored pair can update data. Without this, data corruption can occur.

Tech Tip 3 - Branch Office Consolidation

Remote office tech tip: Branch office infrastructure consolidation

In reducing costs across their IT infrastructure, organizations with branch offices are increasingly looking towards virtual servers and virtual desktops. This decreases the number of physical servers required and reduces the cost of maintaining desktops.

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Helping customers with their “Green IT” initiatives

Organizations all over the world are becoming more reliant on technology in order to operate as the demand for IT resources continues to grow exponentially. And yet, many IT managers are trying to meet the challenge of reducing carbon footprints without sacrificing performance or productivity. In honour of Earth Day,

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Might have missed: Apr 8 to Apr 21

This fortnight's Might Have Missed includes James Green on HA and protecting your vSphere environment, Orin Thomas on optimizing hyper-convergence for VDI and Brien Posey on why you need VM monitoring tools.

Remote office tech tip: When to avoid the cloud

Many CIO's will tell you moving all applications to the cloud is unrealistic. Considerations have to be made for application availability, performance and regulatory compliance. So should you avoid the cloud?

Tech Tip 20 - Localized DR

Remote office tech tip: Creating a localized disaster recovery solution

With disasters ranging from server failure to a fire on-premises you need to plan varying approaches for disaster recovery scenarios.

In the news

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Lenovo and StorMagic Team on Hyper-Converged Systems for SMBs

When it comes to software-defined storage (SDS), small and midsized businesses (SMBs) are getting the short end of the stick, according to Hans O’Sullivan, CEO of storage virtualization software specialist StorMagic.

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StorMagic Signs Prianto as Distributor

StorMagic, Inc. has signed Prianto UK and Prianto GmbH as authorised distributors in the UK, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

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Juku.beats: Hans O’Sullivan talks distributed hyperconverged infrastructures

In this Episode I’m with Hans O’Sullivan, StorMagic‘s CEO, and we talk about: – Hyperconverged infrastructures for the distributed enteprise – How HA is managed in small and remote sites – Manging multiple (up to thousands) sites – KVM support

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StorMagic SvSAN, Storage Awards finalist

StorMagic SvSAN was nominated as a Finalist in this years annual Storage Awards hosted London.

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Review: StorMagic SvSAN 5.2

StorMagic‘s SvSAN is an ideal solution for distributed environments as it pushes storage resiliency to the network edge but without the high costs associated with many of today’s hardware products.