Still no squeeze balls! We’re ditching swag again for NetApp Insight 2019 Posted on Oct 9th, 2019 by Peter Eicher

After our experience and positive community response at Pure //Accelerate 2019 when we stopped handing out trade show swag and instead made a charitable donation, we’ve decided to do it again at NetApp Insight 2019.

Categories: NetApp

Seamlessly Refresh OneTick Databases with Catalogic ECX Posted on Sep 30th, 2019 by Brian Sietsma

Data delivery is crucial for OneTick software test-dev. Catalogic delivers fresh OneTick database copies automatically every morning, leading to greater development productivity.

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Categories: ECX

Our Thanks to Pure //Accelerate Attendees Who Helped Plant Over 1,000 Trees Posted on Sep 23rd, 2019 by Peter Eicher

Pure //Accelerate 2019 has concluded for another year, and as always it was a great event. We’d like to thank Pure Storage for being the gracious hosts they always are. And mostly, we’d like to thank those of you that participated in our No More Swag campaign. With your help, instead of giving away tradeshow swag, we donated $1,115 to plant trees.

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Categories: ECX, Pure Storage

No more squeeze balls! Why we ditched swag for Pure //Accelerate 2019 Posted on Sep 6th, 2019 by Peter Eicher

With trade show season in full flight, an IT person’s fancy turns to… swag! You know, all that free giveaway stuff from tech vendors. Stuff with logos on it. Squeeze balls, pens, water bottles, and countless other tchotchkes. Who doesn’t love swag?

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Categories: Pure Storage

Microsoft SQL Server Cluster Backup and Restore using Pure Storage and Catalogic ECX Posted on Sep 4th, 2019 by Nathan Oyama

Learn how Catalogic ECX can help you to protect your Microsoft SQL Server™ databases with ease and follow along as we walk you through a step-by-step procedure for restoring Microsoft SQL Server databases in a different location using ECX.

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Categories: ECX, Pure Storage

Finding the Needle.txt in the NetApp Haystack Posted on Aug 19th, 2019 by Brian Sietsma

Recovering lost files in a NetApp file environment. Sounds easy enough, but for IT Admins, this common request could lead to major headaches and hours of lost time. The struggle is over. This blog will explain how you can use RestoreManager to easily locate and recover files on NetApp storage copies.

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Categories: DPX, NetApp, RestoreManager

IT automation with Catalogic ECX, vRealize Orchestrator, Pure Storage and NetApp Posted on Aug 14th, 2019 by Martin Phan

IT automation is increasingly adopted as a means of rapidly scaling IT operations. This blog discusses in detail how Catalogic ECX is helping organizations drive automation of platform delivery. One example is ECX automated deployment of Oracle databases on Pure Storage via help desk ticketing. The other shows how an organization is using ECX and vRealize Orchestrator to deploy and manage over 14,000 VMs on NetApp storage.

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Categories: ECX, NetApp, Pure Storage

How and Why vProtect Displaced Bacula for Protecting Red Hat Virtualization / oVirt Posted on Aug 5th, 2019 by Brian Sietsma

Learn how a major technology company moved away from VMware to oVirt to reduce costs, and then switched from Bacula to vProtect for a better data protection solution. vProtect cut backup times in half and offered a much easier to use interface.

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Categories: Data Backup, vProtect

Are You Paying Enough Attention to Data Security When You’re in a Hotel? Posted on Jul 22nd, 2019 by Peter Eicher

Planning your next trip? Don't overlook data security. Credit cards, trade secrets, and other valuable data pass through hotels everyday making them prime targets for hackers!

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Categories: Data Security

Latest vProtect Release Adds OpenStack support, Updates for RHV/oVirt and Oracle VMs, plus more! Posted on Jul 11th, 2019 by Peter Eicher

The latest update of vProtect brings new features to the Nebula release, first announced in April of this year. The new code drop, v 3.8.1, is available immediately and has a lot of nice additions including support for OpenStack, updates for RHV/oVirt and Oracle VMs, and more.

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Categories: vProtect

Yeah, You Probably Should Do Something to Protect Your Organization from Ransomware Posted on Jul 8th, 2019 by Peter Eicher

Another day, another ransomware attack. It was recently reported that the city council in Riviera Beach, Florida, “voted to pay nearly $600,000 to hackers who crippled the city’s computer systems with a ransomware attack.” This sets a new record for publicly revealed payments by a government organization. And it does seem that government organizations get hit a lot, or maybe it’s just that they’re required by law to reveal it.

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Categories: Data Security, NetApp, ProLion