Disaster Recovery 101

As the old adage goes ‘If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail', if you take this adage and apply it to IT systems you get disaster recovery (DR). Disaster recovery is all about planning your IT strategy around the fact that hardware has a finite lifespan, natural weather disasters happen, applications will have bugs and human's will make mistakes…

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure 101

If you're in the market to refresh your storage or servers you might have run across the term hyper-converged systems. Your first questions might be: What are hyper-converged systems, and how are they different from converged systems? In this introduction to hyper-convergence I will answer this question as well as touch on some of the benefits of hyper-converged infrastructure (and being realistic) some of the pitfalls of hyper-converged infrastructure.