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.
Today Catalogic announced that we’ve entered a strategic partnership with ProLion, an Austrian software company specializing in tools for NetApp environments. This is a perfect fit for us, considering Catalogic’s long (over 20 year) history of working with NetApp technology and NetApp partners.
The best way to validate the value of a technology solution is to speak to the people using it. We’d like to highlight an example of this by looking at Hendrick Medical Center, a vital part of the health care system in Abilene, Texas. They were kind enough to talk to us, and you can hear the full story in the interview video.
Hey fellow NetApp Admin, see that? That's the cDOT party!
Jump in! The water is just fine... or is it?
NetApp's Clustered Data ONTAP (cDOT) is the place to be from a technology and performance point of view. As NetApp administrators quickly become aware, the transition away from 7-mode is not as simple as flip of a switch. NetApp’s CEO Thomas Georgens understands this, “The complexity and duration of clustered ONTAP transitions have implications on several dimensions.”
Today at #NTAPInsightUS NTAP announced their new Hybrid Cloud utilizing Cloud ONTAP. This announcement is a very strong move for NTAP. Today cloud isn't as much about technology as it is about business agility. The ability to keep IT cost low, the stuff that doesn't make businesses money, and build agility and flexibility into the data center helps business drive new revenue models which is really important in today's competitive world.
A foodservice industry company was facing the challenge, just as many growing companies do, of having to continually expand its IT infrastructure to meet data growth requirements. Starting with 100 TB of primary capacity supporting critical applications such as SQL databases, email, financials, and payroll applications, the company recently added 120 TB of new primary storage and 220 TB specifically for data protection. The company had already made a significant commitment to NetApp for its storage needs and most recently purchased a NetApp Cluster Data ONTAP (cDOT) primary storage system and a secondary ONTAP system for data protection.