Archives of Digital Infrastructure

Event-driven infrastructure and the move to higher worlds

The new bastion of infrastructure isn’t about servers, containers or services. Rather it is about micro functions triggered by certain events. Learn more in this article:

Serverless: The future of cloud computing?

Serverless: The future of cloud computing? While the cloud lends companies more agility, New York Times CTO Nick Rockwell says event-triggered computing cuts cost and enables more efficient application development. Welcome to the serverless era. Find out more by reading the article below…  

Avoiding a data disaster: could your business recover from human error?

Data.” Ask senior management at any major organization to name their most critical business asset and they’ll likely respond with that one word. As such, developing a disaster recovery strategy – both for data backup and restoration – is a central part of planning for business continuity management at any organization. It is essential that […]

Is Cloud Storage Really Secure?

A reader asks: “Where does cloud storage really reside? And is it secure?” Quentin Hardy, The Times’s deputy technology editor, considers the question. _____ “Cloud” data is stored on hard drives (much the way data is usually stored). And yes, it’s probably more secure than conventionally stored data. What makes cloud storage different? Instead of being stored directly […]

Three critical steps to help maximize All-flash performance

All-flash storage infrastructures are famous for increasing performance.  As a matter of fact, 70% of enterprises choose AFAs for transformative IOPs and reduced application latency.1  However, not all flash solutions are created equally. Read more about how to maximize your all-flash performance here:

3 Reasons Why Flash Should Be Front and Center in Your Storage Strategy

The rapid rise of flash to the top of the storage agenda is not surprising, given the advances we’ve seen in this technology over the past few years. Performance has improved by leaps and bounds, and the price decline curve has been steep. Density has been climbing steadily, with 3.84 TB solid-state drives (SSDs) now […]

Getting Strategic with Copy Data Management

The amount of data collected and processed by businesses has grown exponentially. Adding to this increase, a recent study performed by IDC cites the average number of copies per piece of data is 13. As you can imagine, this growth of data and copy data uses up storage space and can hinder performance. In fact, […]

Disaster Recovery in the Cloud, Part 1: Knowing the Options

The traditional approach to DR requires significant investment of time and resources. At minimum, users must consider how they would replicate their primary infrastructure to a secondary site. That secondary site needs to be procured, installed, and maintained. During normal operations, the secondary site will typically be under-utilized or over-provisioned.

AWS Best Practices – Managing Cloud Resident Data in AWS

The DevOps team had called the CIO and were complaining that they were not getting copies of their Oracle database for testing in a timely manner.   To make matters worse, somebody mistakenly dropped a table in a MS SQL database which brought down a critical application. The DR team were relying on EBS snapshots […]