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DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Synametrics will exhibit at CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO 2018 New York, which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City, NY. Headquartered in Plainsboro, NJ, Synametrics Technologies has provided IT professionals and computer systems developers since 1997. Based on the success of their initial product offerings (WinSQL and DeltaCopy), the company continues to create and hone innovative products that help its customers get more from their computer applications, databases and infrastructure. To date, over one million users around the world have chosen Synametrics solutions to help power their accelerated business or personal computing needs.  Among Synametrics Technologies signature product offerings is Syncrify, a private-cloud backup software allowing multiple customer machines to backup folders/files to a central rep... (more)

Citrix Makes Virtual Desktops Enterprise Ready

Citrix Systems today launched the new Citrix Ready Open Desktop Virtualization program to further accelerate large-scale enterprise virtual desktop deployments with Citrix® XenDesktop™. The Citrix Ready Open Desktop Virtualization program includes more than 10,000 products from over 200 vendors that have been validated as ready to deploy in production environments with the recently launched XenDesktop 4. The Open Desktop Virtualization program helps make virtual desktops a safe choice for enterprise-wide deployment by eliminating the guess work and ensuring customers that XenDesktop 4 has been tested to work with the software, hardware and services they already uses in their IT environments today. Products that have been verified to work with XenDesktop 4 include thousands of applications, servers, storage systems, backup solutions, client devices, printers, deskt... (more)

In Replication, Speed Isn't the Only Issue

In the US, many people watch the entire season of NASCAR without ever really paying attention to the racing. They are fixated on seeing a crash, and at the speed that NASCAR races average – 81mph on the most complex track to 188 mph on the least curvy track – they’re likely to get what they’re watching for. But that misses the point of the races. The merging of man and machine to react at lightning speed to changes in the environment are what the races are about. Of course speed figures in, but it is not the only issue. Mechanical issues, and the dreaded “other driver” are things that must be watched for by every driver on the track. I’ve been writing a whole lot about remote replication and keeping systems up-to-date over a limited WAN pipe, but in all of those posts, I’ve only lightly touched upon some of the other very important issues, because first and foremos... (more)

Memopal Online Backup Ranked as the best Online Backup Service in Europe according to BackupReview.info

Memopal Online Backup Ranked as the best Online Backup Service in Europe according to BackupReview.info Selected from 25 Online Backup services throughout the world in the Consumer category. Rome, July 10, 2009. Memopal is the number 1 Online Backup provider in Europe according to BackupReview. Just in one year time, the European start-up has conquered BackupReview's “Top 25” ranking, which includes the 25 best Online Backup services throughout the world, awarding it first place in Europe and second place worldwide. “We are proud that a small European start-up is able to produce technology and win global recognition” said Marco Trombetti, Memopal's CEO. BackupReview is one of the most authoritative sources of Online Backup news. Every month, it publishes a ranking that classifies backup services by their target audience: Consumer, Small Medium Business and Enterprise,... (more)

Concerns Over Complex Backup Mitigated with Disk-Based Solution

Nexsan, a leading provider of energy-efficient, long-term disk storage, today announced that Franklin Synergy Bank is ensuring simple, reliable and cost-efficient data recovery using Nexsan SATABoy™ storage systems as the hardware foundation for its disk-based backup and recovery environment. Using Nexsan AutoMAID™-enabled SATABoy disk storage, the successful independent bank ensures fast data recovery while reducing storage system energy requirements. Opened in November of 2007, Franklin Synergy Bank located in Franklin, TN is a unique establishment bringing a combination of traditional community banking, such as trust, competence and expediency, with innovative, technologically-advanced delivery systems. This combination creates synergy, a process in which the sum of tailored banking products, advanced technology and dedicated bankers define a superior banking ex... (more)

Danger in the Clouds: Four Lessons from the Sidekick Disaster

Do you own a Sidekick mobile phone (AKA the Danger Hiptop)?  Then please accept my condolences while I describe the pain and suffering you’ve experienced over the past few days. The Sidekick is made by Danger, a company acquired by Microsoft in 2008.  As one of T-Mobile’s flagship mobile phones, the Sidekick was one of the first and most popular consumer smartphones.  Featuring a real keyboard, it offered an instant messaging application at a time when many phones were still figuring out SMS.  For IM and SMS addicts, the Sidekick was THE phone to own. One of the Sidekick’s key features was that it kept all of your important stuff “in the cloud.”  That meant it stored all of your contacts, messages, photos, and just about everything else on a server managed by Danger.  This made it easy to recover your data in case your phone lost power or failed.  What nobody anti... (more)

Amazon Web Services Database in the Cloud

Amazon Cloud Journal Amazon Web Services LLC, an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), today introduced Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), a new web service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale relational databases in the cloud. Amazon RDS provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity while automating time-consuming database administration tasks, freeing users to focus on their application and their business. As with all Amazon Web Services, there are no up-front investments required, and you pay only for the resources you use. Also announced today, AWS has lowered prices and introduced a new family of High-Memory instances for Amazon EC2. To get started using Amazon RDS, and other Amazon Web Services, visit http://aws.amazon.com. “For almost two years, many AWS customers have taken advantage of the simplicity, reliability, and seamless s... (more)

How to Install CloudBerry Backup for Windows Home Server

CloudBerry at Cloud Expo In this post we will explain how to install or re-install CloudBerry Backup add-on for Windows Home Server. Originally it is from here. Open WHS server shared folder: \\YOUR WHS\Shared Folders\Software\Add-Ins Copy the add-in (it is likely to be called WHS_CloudBerryOnlineBackupSetup_v1.3.1.371o.msi) to the Add-Ins folder. Launch the Windows Home Server Console. Click the Settings button on the Windows Home Server Console to open the Settings screen. Click Add-ins in the left pane. Click the Available tab. You should now see CloudBerry Online Backup add-in listed. Please note you should uninstall previous versions of CloudBerry Online Backup if you ever had it before. CloudBerry S3 Backup for Windows Home Server is WHS add-on that automates data backup and restore to online storage powered by Amazon S3 cloud storage. It comes with onetime ... (more)

Behind the Scenes, SANta Claus Global Cloud Story

Cloud Expo New York There is a ton of discussion, stories, articles, videos, conferences and blogs about the benefits and value proposition of cloud computing. Not to mention, discussion or debates about what is or what is not a cloud or cloud product, service or architecture including some perspectives and polls from me. [Santa Photo Via ABC news] Now SANta does not really care about these and other similar debates I have learned. However he is concerned with who has been naughty and nice as well watching out for impersonators or members of his crew who misbehave. In the spirit of the holidays, how about a quick look at how SANta leverages cloud technologies to support his global operations. Many in IT think that SANta bases his operations out of the North Pole as it is convenient for him to cool all of his servers, storage, networks and telecom equipment (which ... (more)

Bridgehead Software Raises Bar for Healthcare Storage Virtualization

Bridgehead Software, the healthcare data management software specialist, will next week unveil interim research results from the storage virtualization portion of its Data Management Healthcheck 2010. BridgeHead spokespeople at booth 831 at World of Health IT in Barcelona will be on hand to: • discuss the urgent and growing need for integrated use and management of electronic patient records (EPR) • share interim results from the Data Management Healthcheck 2010 research on cloud technologies and storage virtualization • demonstrate BridgeHead Software's line of vendor-agnostic data management software solutions for hospitals and healthcare organisations of all sizes • describe the benefits of vendor-agnostic (i.e., not linked to a particular imaging vendor) solutions for streamlining storage and management of electronic patient records (EPR) and improving healthcare del... (more)

Developing Countries in the Cloud

Developing countries may be in a great position to take advantage of virtualization and cloud computing. During a recent visit to Indonesia, it was clear the government is struggling with the problem of both building a national ICT plan (Information and Communications Technology), as well as consolidating a confusing array of servers, small data centers, and dearth of policies managing the storage and protection of data. When we consider the need for data protection, considering physical and information security, decentralization of data without adequate modeling for both end user performance, as well as data management is essential in giving the national tools needed to implement eGovernment projects, as well as fully understand implications ICT planning will have for the future economic and social growth of the country. Considering an E-Government Option Using Clo... (more)