Certifications And Making The Cloud Safe

Let’s think about the past 12 months or so. We’ve seen large government agencies falter, security breaches, celebrity phone pics hacked, data leaks and compromised websites galore. Nobody is asking about certifications… Why on earth would you put anything in the cloud with all that uncertainty in the market?

Hacker Certifications

Don’t get me wrong, the cloud is phenomenal both personal or business use. What I am seeing though is people blindly trusting large enterprises or cloud companies and it needs to stop. NOW! Continue reading “Certifications And Making The Cloud Safe”

VeeamON 2017 Vanguard Post Event Thoughts

VeeamON 2017 has come to a close and I’m back on board at Zettagrid catching up on the hundreds of emails I missed. I had a literal journey which included engine troubles, missed connections and cancelled flights. All in all, a 60 hour trip home from New Orleans to Perth. Would I do it all again? Heck yes I would, the Veeam guys really know how to do an event properly.

I couldn’t have asked for a better experience from VeeamON. Not only the event itself but as I’m lucky to be part of the Vanguard program I was also allowed access to the product development teams. I got some very juicy NDA on the massive announcements that were to follow.

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Data Sovereignty, Data Locality, is it important to stay local?

I hear a lot from cloud providers that you should house your data locally. Yet also hear from the large hyperscalers based in the US that data sovereignty doesn’t matter.

Data SovereigntyFrom experience, I believe that there are many benefits to staying local. These range from your data being more secure, through to customers having a better user experience when running their applications.

Below I will go into detail on the following issues. Detailing why they should be factors that drive you to keep your data in a local provider like Zettagrid;

1) Data Sovereignty and The Patriot Act
2) Partially in Australia, partially overseas
3) Performance and Latency
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Whats the Cost of Not Doing DR

No, I’m not talking about the short-term cost savings. These aren’t savings you will have in project, capital or software fees if you don’t implement DR!

Cost of DRI’m talking about what’s the cost, and I mean the true cost to your business. What happens if you suffer an outage and you can’t “hand on heart” rely on your DR solution.

The market is definitely maturing in relation to DR. It’s becoming easier to get businesses to buy into the importance of catering for DR. It still isn’t a mandatory item yet though. I constantly see people putting applications into production with little or no thought to business continuity or DR. Continue reading “Whats the Cost of Not Doing DR”