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Re: Control the Content for Greater Security - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/52...
"I think you are right...although most folks wouldn't call it thin-client, the premise is the same." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Minimizing the Office Footprint with Branch IT - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/56...
"Agreed with "Trust" here. Once you find that partner/vendor, let them do the heavy lifting for you." - Eric D. Brown
Re: What Data Disaster? Branch IT Can Mitigate Data Recovery Concerns - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/63...
"It is a very valid assumption indeed. Those places with low/no connectivity will not necessarily be at the top of the list of locations for branch offices." - Eric D. Brown
Re: What Data Disaster? Branch IT Can Mitigate Data Recovery Concerns - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/63...
""The three steps that make branch IT so effective are convergence, centralization, and replication" I'd add one more thing to the equation. "Connectivity" is a must have. Many people take that for granted these days but there are still plenty of places in this world that have unreliable or no connectivity at all." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Does Your Backup Process Handle Remote Data? - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/59...
"Very true. Testing is the only way to be sure your systems and processes are set up and working correctly." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Performance and Stability Matters at the Branch Office - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/58...
"Completely agree Scott." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Performance Metrics Unlock Potential - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/55...
"Exactly. I can remember spending hours working on one piece of the puzzle...then moving onto other pieces for another few hours. I don't miss those days." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Remote Office Disaster Recovery Planning for Modern Infrastructures - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/53...
"Or the address of the backup server being changed...or the port that you need to hit, etc. All things that can usually only be found during a test." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Minimizing the Office Footprint with Branch IT - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/56...
"This is true, although each organization needs to do their due diligence prior to implementation just to be sure the best of bread really does what it says it does." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Performance and Stability Matters at the Branch Office - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/58...
"These are some great suggestions. The move to the cloud and using 'plug and play' technologies are ideal for remote/branch offices." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Control the Content for Greater Security - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/52...
"Agreed. File-level security brings a lot of value to the security of files and data but it also introduces a great deal of management overhead to the process." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Control the Content for Greater Security - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/52...
"In the old days, we used thin-client applications to allow remote access to data and applications. This kept data safe and secure at the data center. Today, however, the thin-client approach is often the last approach taken." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Control the Content for Greater Security - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/52...
""There's a lot of very, very bad design out there". Wonderfully said. I don't think the issues we see today are related to poor technology...I think most data protection issues today happen due to poor planning and poor process/system design." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Remote Office Disaster Recovery Planning for Modern Infrastructures - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/53...
"Like Paul says below, the old days were the way they were because there were few other options. Today though...it makes sense technically and economically to move backup and recovery to the cloud." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Remote Office Disaster Recovery Planning for Modern Infrastructures - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/53...
"The cloud is perfect for DR...as long as you know where your cloud providers are storing your data." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Remote Office Disaster Recovery Planning for Modern Infrastructures - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/53...
"Testing disaster recovery plans are key for ensuring those plans actually work when they need to." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Remote Office Disaster Recovery Planning for Modern Infrastructures - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/53...
"Agreed. In addition, the ability to recover from a disaster by basically plugging in a few systems and pushing a few buttons makes it much faster and efficient to recover from a disaster." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Increased Utility and Security Through Convergence - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/54...
"Agreed. In every scenario I've looked at over the years, the uniform converged system comes out at the top of the list of options." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Increased Utility and Security Through Convergence - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/54...
"I agree Chris. Converged systems allow for easier to manage costs and better support in most cases." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Increased Utility and Security Through Convergence - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/54...
"Very true Scott. Without consistent and relatively fast connectivity, the converged branch idea fails quickly." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Our branch office security is - 11.24.14 - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/43...
"I've seen organizations run their security in all 4 ways asked in the poll. Recently, many of the companies I've worked with have been trying to manage their security through the data center." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Performance Metrics Unlock Potential - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/55...
"Completely agree Scott. It's much easier to manage and analyze performance when you have a seamless management system in place that can 'see' all aspects of the network and infrastructure." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Performance Metrics Unlock Potential - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/55...
"I can recall working with IT operations to try to find a connectivity problem that existed between the data center and a remote office. The company did have some monitoring systems in place but there wasn't a 'one-stop-shop' for understanding the whole network. Sounds like TBS has exactly what we needed in the past." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Performance Metrics Unlock Potential - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/55...
"Not only will recreating the problem be difficult, but oftentimes even seeing the problem can be difficult due to the complexity of the modern data center and IT systems." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Minimizing the Office Footprint with Branch IT - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/56...
"Well said. You might have the best plans and systems, but if those systems aren't delivering adequate performance, your users aren't going to be happy." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Minimizing the Office Footprint with Branch IT - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/56...
"Remote office locations have always been difficult to support and manage. This difficulty has often led to many remote locations living with less hardware then they need and being under-supported from an IT perspective. Converged systems and branch office systems allow organizations to support less hardware and remove many of the headaches found in the past." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Minimizing the Office Footprint with Branch IT - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/56...
"Very true Paul. Smaller footprints can lead to better support due to less hardware to manage and support." - Eric D. Brown
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