Mind The Data Protection Gap [Symantec]

It’s time to take backup of virtual environments seriously.

While virtualization makes almost everything easier in the data center, one area that’s fallen behind is backup. In fact, in 2011, Symantec identified customers taking shortcuts to protecting information in physical and virtual environments, as if virtual systems were less important and companies were willing to lose them.

That could mean some major failures in data center recovery in the months and years ahead, if something doesn’t change.

Here are some simple steps organizations can take to centralize backup and recovery of physical and virtual server environments: [Read more…]

Know your network: Softchoice’s Network Discovery Assessment

Knowing the status of your network assets can greatly improve business up-time and help you anticipate issues long before they occur. That’s why we created Softchoice’s Network Discovery Assessment – an end-to-end process designed to give you practical, actionable insights into the most complicated networking challenges.

Step 1: Discovery
It all begins with inventory. Either by leveraging your existing network management investments or by deploying one of several network discovery options, Softchoice collects, organizes and presents a digestible overview of your network from top to bottom.

Step 2: Analysis & issue identification
Next we uncover the status of your maintenance coverage, the lifecycle of network devices and any other equipment and configuration issues. We focus on the areas that require attention without subjecting you to “analysis paralysis.” With Softchoice Axis, our online IT Asset Management portal, understanding the complexities of your network has never been easier.

Step 3: Recommend and act
Once we identify the issues affecting your network, the next step is to act on the findings. Whether you want to do this yourself, or you’re looking for help from an on-site resource, Softchoice can help. From easing maintenance management, charting equipment replacement strategies or optimizing your network, Softchoice can design, deliver and even deploy the right solution for you.

Discover your options
The first step is speaking with a Softchoice representative to find out if this web-based assessment is right for you. Get in touch today to request a discovery call with one of our technology experts.