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Chris Rechtsteiner

Recent Posts by Chris Rechtsteiner:

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

Choose Your Cloud Partner Wisely

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been talking with dozens of technology leaders from startups and early-stage companies. I wanted to learn about the technical challenges they face today and understand what they feel they need to be successful.

Topics: Tips Products and Services

5 Keys for Successful Startup Partnerships

How many times have you started an email, text, or phone call with this statement:

Topics: Tips

Is Low Redundancy Infrastructure Right for You?

Data Center Knowledge’s recent article, As Tenants Get Smarter About Data Center Availability, They Want More Options, discusses how companies can save money by reducing infrastructure redundancy. This concept has been a topic of conversation ever since.

Topics: Redundancy

Which Cloud Is Right For You?

The cloud is easy when you know what you need.

Select how much CPU, memory, storage, and bandwidth you want. Click. Order. Compute. Something like that.

Topics: Products and Services

Ask 10 People What The Cloud Is, Get 11 Answers

I asked a number of people:

Topics: Products and Services