Friday, April 23, 2021

BrandPost: Ponemon Study: IT Pros Prefer Best-of-Breed for Security and Networking vs. Single Vendor Solutions

By: Larry Lunetta, Vice President of Portfolio Solutions Marketing at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

As IT pros continue on their journey to cloud, at the forefront of their collective minds is how they secure an increasingly complex IT environment where sensitive data is generated and processed at points between the edge, data centers, and the cloud. In fact, organizations today are migrating from large and centralized data centers to more diffused centers of data.

Specifically for networking planners, how do they manage and provision effective security solutions that work seamlessly with their network, specifically within Secure Access Services Edge (SASE) and Zero Trust security architectures?

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Thanks to Brand Post (see source)

Remote Data Center Infrastructure Management Simplified

Prior to the global COVID-19 pandemic, remote data center management services were already a key component of many businesses’ operations. However, throughout 2020, as lock-downs of companies’ on-premises and colocation data centers spread worldwide, fast and easy access to onsite technical resources to perform mission critical work on their colocation infrastructure was required. These services  can include either on-site personnel, such as Equinix Smart Hands®, remote management software, such as Equinix IBX SmartView™, or a simpler way to enter and track orders and service requests online.

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Backup lessons from a cloud-storage disaster

European’s largest cloud provider, OVHcloud, suffered a catastrophic fire last month that destroyed one of its data centers and smoke-damaged a neighboring one. OVHcloud customers with data in the burned-out data cener who had their own disaster recovery measures in place or who purchased the off-site backup and disaster-recovery services offered by OVHcloud have been able to resume operations. Those who did not lost data that will never come back.

Some losses were complete, such as those described on Twitter by rounq.com who is still waiting for backups and redundancy that he thought were already in place, according to his tweets. Companies that had some type of off-site backup seemed to be up and running again, such as Centre Pompidou

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Thanks to W. Curtis Preston (see source)

Data-center outages: Causes are changing, report says

A new survey by the Uptime Institute found that power issues are becoming less of a problem for data center operators, but networking and software issues are emerging as an increasingly bigger problem.

The Uptime Institute's third Annual Outage Analysis notes that while improvements have been made with technology and availability, outages remain a major industry, customer, and regulatory concern. 

The report also shows that the overall impact and direct and indirect cost of outages continue to grow. When asked about their most recent significant outage, more than half of respondents reported an outage in the past three years and estimated its cost at more than $100,000; among those respondents, almost one-third reported costs of $1 million or above.

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Thanks to Andy Patrizio (see source)

Backup lessons from a cloud-storage disaster

European’s largest cloud provider, OVHcloud, suffered a catastrophic fire last month that destroyed one of its data centers and smoke-damaged a neighboring one. OVHcloud customers with data in the burned-out data cener who had their own disaster recovery measures in place or who purchased the off-site backup and disaster-recovery services offered by OVHcloud have been able to resume operations. Those who did not lost data that will never come back.

Some losses were complete, such as those described on Twitter by rounq.com who is still waiting for backups and redundancy that he thought were already in place, according to his tweets. Companies that had some type of off-site backup seemed to be up and running again, such as Centre Pompidou

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