Disaster recovery – how much can you afford to lose?

Disaster recovery – how much can you afford to lose?

It’s like insurance, none of us want to think about it. Until of course, an incident happens and we breathe a sigh of relief that we had the forethought to ensure we were adequately covered.

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A day in the life..... Dan Gould, CTO

A day in the life..... Dan Gould, CTO

An insight into the daily life of our Chief Technical Officer and what he believes is in store at StratoGen.

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Kaseya Connect 2016

Kaseya Connect 2016

StratoGen will be attending Kaseya Connect 2016 in Carlsbad, California on the 3rd to 5th of May.

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Migrating cloud services: what you need to know (Part 3)

Migrating cloud services: what you need to know (Part 3)

Written by Anthony Doncaster

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Migrating cloud services: what you need to know (Part 2)

Migrating cloud services: what you need to know (Part 2)

Written by Anthony Doncaster

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Migrating cloud services: what you need to know (Part 1)

Migrating cloud services: what you need to know (Part 1)

Written by Anthony Doncaster

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StratoGen at Cloud Expo 2016

StratoGen at Cloud Expo 2016

StratoGen, the UK's number 1 Cloud Hosting provider, will be attending Cloud Expo 2016 demonstrating our award winning public, private and hybrid cloud products. Book your appointment with one of our cloud hosting specialists today!

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Virtual machine remote console plugin does not work in vCloud Director

Virtual machine remote console plugin does not work in vCloud Director

Written by Oleg Fedorov

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vShield Edge Gateway VPN setup guide

vShield Edge Gateway VPN setup guide

Written by James Delaney

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Cisco ACI, Introduction to Next Generation Data centre

Cisco ACI, Introduction to Next Generation Data centre

Written by Vakeesan Thevarajah

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Getting a list of snapshots in vSphere using PowerCLI

Getting a list of snapshots in vSphere using PowerCLI

Written by Robert Napiza

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OpenStack - is it right for you?

OpenStack - is it right for you?

Written by Anthony Doncaster

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Veeam Cloud Connect

Veeam Cloud Connect

Written by Daniel Gould

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Why now is the time to deploy an IPv6-only OpenStack Private Cloud

Why now is the time to deploy an IPv6-only OpenStack Private Cloud

Written by Karl Robinson

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EU Safe Harbour Ruling - what you should do as a business using the cloud

EU Safe Harbour Ruling - what you should do as a business using the cloud

Written by Karl Robinson

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How OpenStack Private Cloud works with containers

How OpenStack Private Cloud works with containers

Written by Karl Robinson

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VPS or VMware Hosting?

VPS or VMware Hosting?

We occasionally come up against pricing objections when customers compare our VMware Hosting services to other ‘VPS’ or Virtual Private Server offerings, and usually we have to explain why there’s no comparison.

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The future of cloud is private and hybrid

The future of cloud is private and hybrid

We could see the adoption of more private and hybrid cloud hosting solutions, which can enable companies to feel more in control and assured by having a solution solely for their own data and applications rather than for multiple organisations.

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Growing cloud frustrations putting a stall on adoption

Growing cloud frustrations putting a stall on adoption

Our survey clearly highlights three gaps between the perceived lack of cloud adoption by UK businesses and the deployment of a strategy aimed at increasing it. So what do StratoGen have to say about that?

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StratoGen Cloud Backup Powered By Veeam Cloud Connect

StratoGen Cloud Backup Powered By Veeam Cloud Connect

Backup now incorporates disaster recovery planning, and has wider ramifications for issues such as compliance and quality certifications. Accepted best practice is for backups to be stored in a 3-2-1 configuration, meaning three copies of data, on two different media, with one off-site. So off-site backups are no longer just nice to have: they’re essential for disaster recovery planning, risk mitigation, and in many cases, compliance reasons.

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OpenStack Kilo: Build Hyper-Scale Applications Quickly And Easily

OpenStack Kilo: Build Hyper-Scale Applications Quickly And Easily

Use of open source is soaring in the enterprise and especially in the datacentre. The likes of Google, eBay and Facebook run their global web-scale systems on open source software (OSS), and Linux is now the foundation for 75% of enterprise systems, according to a report from the Linux Foundation

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Backup, Archiving & Disaster Recovery – they are not the same!

Backup, Archiving & Disaster Recovery – they are not the same!

As a cloud service provider offering data backup for IaaS and Disaster Recovery as a Service, we regularly get involved in conversations which bridge the distinctly different disciplines of Backup, Disaster Recovery and Archiving.

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Cloud Computing for Tech Startups

Cloud Computing for Tech Startups

There was a time not too long ago when technology startups trying to make a mark on business, industry and society, were held back by the very cost of technology itself. The high voltage computing processing muscle they needed to pursue their dreams would run into thousands and thousands of dollars thanks to the prohibitive cost of computing infrastructure. Included in it was not only the cost of heavy duty servers but also the software required to run them.

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Cloud Computing and the E-commerce Industry

Cloud Computing and the E-commerce Industry

The unprecedented growth of the Internet and the phenomenal commercial opportunity it has unveiled, has propelled e-commerce to experience growth rates that have never been witnessed before. The web hosting features and resources required for e-commerce functionality call for uninterrupted performance, reliability, and data security among other factors.

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5 Real Reasons to Migrate to the Cloud in 2014

There are many ways to classify businesses both large and small. Some based on geographic footprint, location, age, industry, size, products, services etc. However, another way to classify businesses in 2014 which has already gained substantial attention is those that have moved to the cloud and those that have not .

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Deploying Hadoop in the Virtualized the Cloud

Deploying Hadoop in the Virtualized the Cloud

Apache Hadoop is a distributed file system for storing large amounts of data cross multiple commodity servers. It is said to store both unstructured and structured data, which is true, but you can use Apache Pig and Apache Hive to write a schema around this data to give it structure. That makes it something you can query. Otherwise it would not be of much use, yes?

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Migrating to the Cloud – Challenges and Considerations

Migrating to the Cloud – Challenges and Considerations

As organizations continue to experience vibrant growth and rapid entry into new markets, the need to architect new data environments which perform flawlessly, deliver cutting edge technology solutions, and conserve resources has become paramount. It is often assumed that a transition from a private in-house data center to a cloud-based infrastructure is the direction in which most organizations should embark. However, there are multiple challenges and considerations that should be addressed before you take the plunge.

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Pexip showcase live virtual videoconferencing at InfoComm14, via StratoGen Hybrid Cloud

Pexip showcase live virtual videoconferencing at InfoComm14, via StratoGen Hybrid Cloud

StratoGen has partnered with Pexip to demonstrate live hybrid cloud videoconferencing that bridges the gap between on premise and cloud hosted environments. During this interactive demo users are able to see instantly how easy it is to set up a private virtual meeting for users, regardless of location and capability.

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Science Logic Application Monitoring

Science Logic Application Monitoring

StratoGen uses Science Logic Application Monitoring (SLAM) for its customers. Customers have full access to this market-leading tool, plus StratoGen uses SLAM to help customers work through performance issues.

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Science Logic EM7 Server Monitoring, By Walker Rowe, Guest Blogger, Computer Technology Writer

Science Logic EM7 Server Monitoring, By Walker Rowe, Guest Blogger, Computer Technology Writer

Science Logic has several cloud-based performance and operational monitoring products. Here we are going to look at their server monitoring product. They also have monitoring tools for services, applications, and networks.

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Public vs. Private Cloud Hosting – Where is Your Data? – By Tony Woods

Public vs. Private Cloud Hosting – Where is Your Data? – By Tony Woods

In any analysis of Cloud Hosting as a potential solution to the growing hosting needs of the enterprise, the ensuing discussion usually tends to focus on three main things, performance, scalability and cost.

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Hybrid Cloud Hosting, the Triple Miracle

Hybrid Cloud Hosting, the Triple Miracle

The rate at which technology has developed, expanded and even outgrown itself in recent times is nothing short of a major paradigm shift. This certainly holds true in the ever-evolving technology space of the cloud. As more companies realize how beneficial it is to carve a niche for themselves in the cloud, service providers continuously bring to the forefront innovations that were previously unimaginable. Hybrid cloud hosting is one such example.

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Zerto Disaster Recover – (At A Glance) by Walker Rowe, Guest Blogger, Computer Technology Writer

Zerto Disaster Recover – (At A Glance) by Walker Rowe, Guest Blogger, Computer Technology Writer

Zerto offers hypervisor replication, replacing the storage-based-replication approach to disaster recovery.

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New Product! StratoGen’s Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)!

New Product! StratoGen’s Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)!

Over the past few years we have seen incredible advancements in Disaster Recovery (DR) technologies. We’ve come a long way from the days of IT Departments leveraging in-guest/host agents to get those important bits onto a tape, and out of the building. Emerging virtualization technologies have matured to the point where we can now pluck virtualized environments direct from storage, and to bring systems online elsewhere in the event of failures, albeit with varying degrees of extended downtime. Not good for production level systems, or blood pressure.

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StratoGen In the final for ISPA “Best Business Use of Cloud”

StratoGen In the final for ISPA “Best Business Use of Cloud”

We are delighted to announce that StratoGen has been selected as a finalist in The ISPA Awards – the UK’s leading Internet industry awards, under the “Best Business Use of Cloud” category.

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VMware Horizon View – Snap Shot

VMware Horizon View – Snap Shot

VMware Horizon View provides your customers and employees a Windows Desktop, without the desktop.

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Choosing an Enterprise Cloud Hosting Provider? 10 Things to Consider First

Choosing an Enterprise Cloud Hosting Provider? 10 Things to Consider First

Choosing an Enterprise Cloud Hosting Provider? 10 Things to Consider First Cloud reliance is growing each year, with 60% of organizations now using cloud technology to perform IT-related tasks. Businesses are increasingly realizing the cost savings that can be achieved, in particular by turning hardware and software duties over to professional cloud-based hosting services. Businesses have the peace of mind of knowing their data and apps are secure and backed up, while also ensuring accessibility from a variety of devices.

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vCloud Director Edge Gateway

vCloud Director Edge Gateway

The Edge Gateway feature in Vcloud Director 5.1 is the evolution of the Routed Organisation Network in Vcloud Director 1.5. The Edge Gateway is implemented using vCloud Networking and Security (formerly vShield) and is fully integrated into vCloud Director.

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Hidden VMware Snapshots

Hidden VMware Snapshots

You may find from time to time that a snapshot removal fails and that the delete all option is not working.

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Free Webinar: Build Your Cloud Your Way

Duration: A 45 minute webinar, to help you understand your cloud infrastructure options Date: Tuesday 16th September 2014 16:45 GMT, 11:45 ET, 08:45 PT Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/364309622

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Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) on StratoGen OpenStack Private Cloud

The Network Function virtualisation (NFV) market is set to explode. The Telecoms industry is around $1.6 trillion with NFV investments set to reach around $21 billion by 2020.

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