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Chris Rechtsteiner

Recent Posts by Chris Rechtsteiner:

What's Top of Mind in IT?

In December 2016, we began a research effort by categorizing the conversations we have with customers and prospects. 

Topics: Data Center Infrastructure

From Infrastructure to Workloads. What We're Talking About Today

Three years ago we were asked a relatively simple question 

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure Migration

What We Learned @ DevOpsDays Chicago

DevOps supports the applications, infrastructure and, most importantly, the business ... but who is supporting DevOps?

Topics: DevOps

ServerCentral Named One of ComputerWorld’s 2016 Best Places to Work

A company's culture is difficult to define. For some organizations culture is an internal component of their success. It's an intangible element of collaboration and support. For other organizations, culture is the external presentation of their values to the broader communities.

Topics: Inside ServerCentral Marketing

What is Next for Your Cloud Project

In my previous post, Is ‘Why?’ the Most Important Cloud Question?Is ‘Why?’ the Most Important Cloud Question?, I discussed the importance of knowing Why you’re moving to the cloud as a critical success factor for your cloud project.

One of the questions I received in response to the post was, “Once you can answer the question why you’re moving to the cloud, what’s next?”

Exactly. What is next.

Topics: Cloud

Is “Why?” the Most Important Cloud Question?

The question today isn't IF you are moving to the cloud.

Everyone is already in the process of moving to the cloud, or will be in very short order. There are strategic, operational and human capital reasons for this transition - and there is no slowing it down.

The real question is WHY are you moving to the cloud?

Topics: Virtualization Cloud

The 7 Biggest Data Center Migration Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

Topics: Data Center Tips

5 Key Questions: Disaster Recovery as a Service

In previous posts, we highlighted 5 Key Questions to Ask Your Backup as a Service Provider and 5 Key Questions to Ask Your Replication as as Service Provider. In this final post of our BC/DR series, we’ll take a look at the final point on the Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery continuum: Disaster Recovery as a Service.

Topics: Disaster Recovery

5 Key Questions: Replication as a Service

In a previous post, we highlighted 5 Key Questions to Ask Your BaaS Provider. In this post, we’ll take a look at the solution one step further on the Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery continuum: Replication as a Service.

Defining Replication as a Service

It’s important to have a common understanding of a service so that everyone shares the same expectations. Nothing takes a conversation sideways faster than everyone working with different definitions of the same product.

At ServerCentral, Replication as a Service is ServerCentral-operated hardware and software that replicate and recover applications and data from a customer premise to one or more of our data centers.

Replication differs from backups in that it involves the frequent updating of data between multiple systems, whereas backups save a copy of data that remains unchanged for a period of time.

Topics: Tips

5 Key Questions: Backup as a Service

Whether they’re a stand-alone solution or part of a larger Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery strategy, backups are a critical component of every IT strategy.

At ServerCentral, Backup as a Service (BaaS)/Managed Backup is defined as ServerCentral-operated hardware and software that enable the backup, storage, and in some cases, the recovery of applications and data from a customer premise to one or more of our data centers.

It’s important to have a common understanding of a service so that everyone shares the same expectations. Nothing takes a conversation sideways faster than everyone working with different definitions of the same product.

Topics: Tips