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Enterprise Vault and Office 365, Part 2: Three Ways to Use Enterprise Vault and Office 365 Together

We talked in Part 1 about how the features in Veritas Enterprise Vault offer more comprehensive and flexible eDiscovery and data protection features than are available in Microsoft Office 365. […]

Enterprise Vault and Office 365, Part 1: Five Reasons to Use Enterprise Vault to Manage Data in Office 365

Maintaining control of your data is important even when it's stored in the cloud. While cloud providers like Office 365 offer services for backup, archiving, and eDiscovery, those services don't […]

Moving Data Is Today's Biggest Data Management Challenge

Data has become central to business success today as businesses use data and analytics to drive both operations and strategic decision-making. At the same time, the data itself has become more […]

Finding Backup Solutions That Work for Your Physical and Virtual Servers

Backing up virtual machines (VMs) requires choosing an appropriate strategy. It's possible to back them up similarly to the way physical servers are backed up, but that isn't an optimal solution. […]

5 Tips for Making Multiple Clouds Manageable

More and more companies are finding themselves using more than one cloud vendor. Using multiple cloud vendors reduces risk by adding redundancy and reducing vendor lock-in. Companies may also need […]

Build a Compliance Culture to Make Sure You Meet GDPR's Mandate

The deadline for GDPR compliance is May 25, 2018. Many companies are feverishly working to get appropriate data protection policies and tools in place. The bigger issue is that maintaining […]

Choose the Right Approach to Meeting Recovery Objectives

Satisfying business needs for minimal downtime is a challenge for most IT teams. Despite tight recovery point and recovery time objectives (RPOs and RTOs), restoring operations often takes longer […]

Get Ready for Hybrid Cloud By Planning for These 5 Challenges

Planning to use hybrid cloud? Get your data center ready by preparing for these 5 challenges.

Use Amazon's Tools to Monitor Amazon Web Services Infrastructure

It's important to monitor your Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment to make sure that you get the performance you need, security is maintained, and developers are able to be productive. AWS […]

3 Ways Data Governance Benefits Your Bottom Line

There is an ever-increasing alphabet soup of regulations that place controls on how businesses protect and utilize data. The data governance teams that form as a result are an unavoidable cost of […]

5 Changes to Plan for When Switching to Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Gaining the benefits of hyperconverged infrastructure requires more than plugging it in. Using hyperconverged infrastructure effectively requires rethinking your approach to how you manage your […]

Avoid Big Data's Big Risks with a Data Governance Strategy

As Big Data continues to grow, businesses are becoming more dependent than ever on data to inform the decisions they make. That makes ensuring the quality of that data more important as well, and […]

5 Reasons to Put Your Development Environment in the Cloud

Many businesses that are considering adopting cloud decide to test its capabilities with their development and test environments. This is a great way to try out cloud; you'll become familiar with […]

Hyperconverged Infrastructure from Nutanix Can Increase Your Network Security

There are many aspects to data security, but overall they boil down to knowing and controlling who has access to it. Firewalls and perimeter-based security try to keep intruders out, but intruders […]

The Reasons and Risks of Multiple Clouds

Some companies struggle with cloud, hesitating to add any cloud into their technology mix. Others accept and embrace cloud to the point of having multiple clouds. Multi-cloud isn't a hybrid cloud […]

One Big New Data Protection Regulation Makes Getting Control of Your Customer Data Even More Important

One of the challenges of running an international business is satisfying the many regulations that differ among countries. Many of the members of the European Union have their own data protection […]

Get Your Hyperconverged Inspiration from Web-Scale Giants

Who's your IT role model? There are companies that achieve levels of excellence with their IT that most companies can only aspire to.

Microsoft Security Patch Interferes With Enterprise Vault Shortcuts

Keeping up with security patches is unquestionably important. Unfortunately, sometimes patches have unintended side effects. That's the case with a recent Microsoft patch that's interfering with […]

Should You Rely on Cloud Bursting to Handle High Application Demand?

One of the most popular use cases for hybrid cloud is cloud bursting. This allows you to keep data and processing on your internal servers during normal workloads, while accessing additional […]

Data Protection Challenges and Benefits in the Cloud

Switching to cloud-based infrastructure changes many aspects of your data center operations. When it comes to data protection, the cloud brings some challenges and also offers some potential […]

What Do You Do After Your Cloud Migration?

What comes after you complete your move to the cloud? It isn't time to relax: now there's work to do to make sure you get all the benefits you expect from cloud.

Make Your Transition to Infrastructure as a Service Successful With These Tips

When you choose Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) as your cloud model, you keep more ownership and more control over your infrastructure than when you choose Platform as a Service (PaaS) or […]

Many Conversations Are Needed to Achieve Compliance

Backups are crucial to meeting your compliance obligations to protect and retain data, but the technology itself can't ensure compliance. You need strong communication between your IT team, your […]

5 Tools To Help You Achieve GDPR Compliance

One of the most important data protection regulations companies need to comply with will take effect in May 2018. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) means all companies that collect […]

IaaS and PaaS Solve Different Problems

There are three main flavors of "as a Service" (aaS) information technology (IT) offerings on the market: Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service. For […]

Can You Manage Your Data Center Without Thinking About Servers?

Simplifying server management started by reducing the number of servers in the data center. With the introduction of virtual machines (VMs), a "server" didn't have to correspond to a device in the […]

Leverage Storage Administrator Knowledge After Switching to Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Whenever there's a technology change, there's a human impact. When you plan to bring a new technology into your data center, you need to consider how it will affect the operations team that […]

3 Steps to Getting the Hybrid Cloud Performance You Need

While many tasks are simpler in a cloud-based infrastructure, a few become more complex. Performance monitoring in a hybrid cloud requires monitoring the individual and combined functioning of two […]

3 Business Benefits of Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Technical decisions should never be driven by technical factors alone. Technology needs to fit within the context of the business, including how it conducts its current operations, the types of […]

You're Probably Not As Prepared For GDPR As You Think You Are

When the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect in May 2018, it will impact companies worldwide, not just in EU countries. Any company that stores data on EU […]

Fully Integrate Network Management With Hyperconverged Infrastructure from Nutanix

Hyperconverged infrastructure brings servers and storage together into a single integrated appliance, simplifying monitoring and management. Along with the push to cloud, hyperconverged […]

Connecting the Cloud and Legacy Applications

There's one big problem that most businesses face moving to the cloud. That's the problem that not all their applications belong in a public cloud. That can lead companies to think they need to […]

5 Reasons Why Hyperconverged Infrastructure Should Be the Foundation of Your Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid clouds are half easy, half hard. The easy part is the public cloud—with that, you find a cloud provider and leverage their services. The hard part is what makes it hybrid: the private cloud […]

7 Things to Think About Before Switching to Infrastructure as a Service

Are you planning to make the switch to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)? Not only are you not alone, you're already behind: almost two-thirds of companies IDC surveyed last year expected to use […]

How Many Cloud Strategies Do You Have? You Need More Than One

The only way to make cloud a net benefit to your business is to have a strategy. Without one, it's easy to get distracted by all the bells and whistles and "as a Service" offerings. You can end up […]

Use Hyperconverged Secondary Storage to Build Your Hybrid Cloud and Reduce Data Sprawl

Secondary storage. The name makes it seem less important than primary workloads, less deserving of focused attention. That lack of focus means that secondary storage can become a primary challenge […]

Disaster Recovery as a Service Is The Most Important Cloud Service

There are all kinds of cloud services that benefit your business: storage, email, databases, and many more specialized application services that your business can leverage to reduce costs and […]

3 Decisions For Success With Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid cloud means different things to different people. The "true" definition requires a public and private cloud coupled together, sharing the data and processing load for an organization. For […]

5 Steps to GDPR Compliance

Next year brings a major new compliance regime into effect in the European Union. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be effective starting May 2018. The regulation places strict […]

Three Steps to A Hybrid Cloud Solution

Building a hybrid cloud isn't a single project. Before you can integrate your private cloud with a public cloud, you have to have a private cloud. Since most companies don't have an existing […]

Hyperconverged Infrastructure Can Help Operations Teams Manage Big Data

As companies collect more and more data to support big data analytics, they run the risk of overloading their operations. This isn't just an issue of having the capacity to store all that data; […]

Hyperconverged Infrastructure Supports Digital Transformation

Almost every company is now working on a digital transformation. This means that data is no longer just a by-product of business processes. The generated data informs smart business decisions, […]

Two Alternatives That Simplify Running A Private Cloud

Companies get several benefits from using the public cloud: expert management of their technical infrastructure; low costs and pay-for-use servers; high availability; and easy scalability. For […]

Avoid Disaster with Disaster Recovery as a Service

In today's era of digital transformation, online data and online applications don't just support a business: they are the business. That means that calling a computer outage or data loss a […]

Gain Control Over Data Lakes With Data Governance

Companies are drowning in data today. Data lakes pull in all kinds of data to preserve it for later analysis, including unstructured data, like comments in user forums, which would have previously […]

Choose the Right Cloud to Control Your Costs

One of the prime motivators for most businesses making the move to cloud is the chance to save money. It's true that you can always spin up another virtual machine (VM) and extend capacity on […]

Get the Benefits of Disaster Recovery As A Service

Do you have a solid backup process? Many companies haven't verified that their backup process is complete or tested how they can restore from their backup storage. But even companies that are sure […]

Hyperconverged Infrastructure Supports High Availability and Data Protection

Hyperconverged infrastructure can help companies reduce their costs and simplify management of their data center. One of the ways it does this is due to built-in support for high availability and […]

More Than One Cloud May Be A Good Idea, But Needs Careful Planning for Success

In an attempt to gain the benefits of cloud while minimizing the risks, many companies end up with multiple clouds. This can be due to a desire to avoid vendor lock in and minimize the risks of […]

Hyperconverged Infrastructure Management is Easier With These Features

One of the promises of hyperconverged infrastructure is that the data center becomes easier to manage. Because the compute, storage, and networking elements are designed to work together, they can […]

Address 6 Integration Challenges to Achieve Hybrid Cloud Success

The hybrid cloud is all about blending your on-premises equipment, data, and applications with equipment, data, and applications in the cloud. Optimizing the functioning of this hybrid cloud […]

Don't Let Copy Data Overwhelm Your Storage

Making copies of data has its benefits. Copies offer protection in case data is corrupted or lost, and copies let developers test new code on real data without putting the production database in […]

Questions to Ask Before You Implement Your Hybrid Cloud

With hybrid cloud adoption continuing to grow—MarketsandMarkets estimates an annual increase of 22.5 percent through 2021—companies need to carefully review the technology and to make smart design […]

Use Different Backup Strategies to Meet Different Backup Needs

If you're looking for a single backup solution, you're probably going to be disappointed. Backups serve multiple purposes within an enterprise: maintain the historical trail of data for compliance […]

3 Phases for Migrating to Amazon Web Services

Migrating to the cloud can be complex, so make it easier by creating a plan that lets you tackle it in phases. That will let you take a more focused approach rather than being overwhelmed by the […]

10 Steps for Coping With An IT Disaster

Having a disaster recovery (DR) plan is critical to guide your actions when disaster strikes, but recovering takes more than simply grabbing the nearest copy of the DR document and executing its […]

Get Your Data Where You Need It With NetApp's Data Fabric

Companies have more data today than ever. There's data on desktops, on servers in the corporate data center, in the public cloud, and moving back and forth between them to take advantage of a […]

dcVAST Exhibiting at Disaster Recovery Journal Spring World 2017

dcVAST will be at Disaster Recovery Journal Spring World 2017 on March 26 – 29, 2017. Disaster Recovery Journal Spring World is the world's largest gathering of business continuity professionals. […]

Three Ways to Simplify Your Database Management

With the rise of big data, companies are more dependent on their databases, data warehouses, and data lakes than ever. But companies often struggle to make sense of that data, because they […]

Upgrade Your NetBackup Version to Stay Supported and Gain New Functionality

Upgrade projects can be disruptive and time consuming, but companies shouldn't neglect them. Keeping up with the latest software releases not only gives you access to the latest features, it keeps […]

Hyperconverged Infrastructure Lets Big Data Fit In Your Data Center

The biggest challenge with big data is, well, it's big. Generating the data isn't the problem. These days, there's a steady flow of data coming from all around: enterprise systems that process […]

Look to the Future to Successfully Transition to a Hybrid Cloud

Companies can have different reasons for choosing the hybrid cloud model. They may want the convenience of a cloud-based DR environment, or capacity on demand to support cloud bursting when […]

Master Data Management Plans Need a Strategy for Sharing

Master data management projects are largely viewed as data consolidation projects. The efforts replace separate, scattered departmental databases of key business data such as customer information […]

Protect Data Against Tampering By Focusing on Data Integrity

The standard "CIA" model of computer security requires confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Data protection often focuses on preventing data theft and unauthorized access, viewing it as a […]

If Two People Can't Keep a Secret, How Can Your Entire Company?

Your corporate data is filled with secrets. Your own secrets, like business plans and intellectual property, and your customer's secrets, like account numbers. And your collection of data is […]

Managing Data in a Hybrid Cloud Requires Support for Data Mobility

One of the challenges companies face when using the cloud is managing their data. Since the cloud is outside of the data center, that means data needs to move from the on-premises data center to […]

The Only Reason to Switch to Hyperconverged Infrastructure

There's only one reason to switch to a hyperconverged infrastructure: it solves a business or IT problem for you. If the way your business is managing your IT is working for you, you may not need […]

Pushbutton DR Isn't Here Yet—You Still Need to Document Your Disaster Recovery Plan

Despite automation, scripts, and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), it still takes more than pushing a button to get your business back up and running in an emergency. Make sure your […]

Hyperconverged Infrastructure Still Requires Backups

Hyperconverged and web scale infrastructures are inherently robust. Built-in redundancies and replication mean component failures are almost transparent; processing and storage simply shifts to […]

Meet Federal Data Retention Guidelines with Veritas Enterprise Vault 12.1

On November 28, 2011, President Obama signed the Presidential Memorandum on Managing Government Records, which is designed to reform records management policies and practices within government […]

Do Multiple Hypervisors Need Multiple Backup Strategies?

It's inevitable that the more complex your infrastructure is, the more challenging it is to manage. Despite that, there are good reasons not to settle on a single data processing solution. […]

Is Your Data Protection Plan Behind the Times?

The start of a new year is a good time to look back at what you accomplished this past year. When it comes to data protection, keeping up with the challenges is tough. Veritas identified eight […]

4 Steps to Cost-Effective Disaster Recovery

It's tough to justify budget requests for a function you hope will never be used. That's why no one wants to spend on disaster recovery. Yet the reality is that disaster isn't that rare. In one […]

6 Questions to Ask Before Selecting a Hyperconverged Solution

Hyperconverged infrastructure offers the promise of making your data center easier to manage, but achieving that promise requires selecting a hyperconverged solution that fits in with your […]

Web-scale in the Enterprise Needs More than Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon are online businesses that depend entirely on their digital infrastructure. Despite the struggles most businesses have in managing and leveraging IT […]

Don't Be Vexed by the Four V's of Big Data

Big Data is commonly defined by the four Vs: volume, variety, velocity, and veracity. Along with those, companies might encounter a fifth V: vexation. Managing even ordinary-scale data is a […]

The 7 Integration Challenges of Hyperconverged Architecture

Bringing any new technology into the data center means figuring out how to fit it into your data center along with all the technology that's already there: unless you're building a brand new data […]

Disaster Recovery as a Service Helps Businesses Respond to Opportunities, Not Just Disasters

Creating backups is one of those tasks that sounds simple in theory but becomes much more complicated once you get started. Identifying everything that needs to be backed up is one thing; […]

Data Governance is About Empowerment, Not Control

Data Governance is all about policies and controls, right?

3 Ways Hybrid Cloud Can Boost Your Business

When technology is used poorly, it gets in the way of accomplishing business goals. Used correctly, technology instead offers leverage that helps achieve those goals. Hybrid cloud, by allowing […]

The Veritas NetBackup 5240 Appliance is now Generally Available!

Integrated backup appliances help businesses reduce the management complexity of their backup processes while increasing reliability at the same time. NetBackup appliances from Veritas make backup […]

Reduce the Irony of Backup Downtime

Backups are critical to keeping your business going. In case of a crisis, complete, consistent backups let you recover your business data and resume operations. The importance of these backups grows […]

Disaster Recovery as a Service Solves Challenges for Management and Tech Staff

Business managers know that disaster recovery is crucial for business survivability, but it's expensive and there's little apparent return on the investment. For technical staff, disaster recovery is […]

3 Challenges for Big Data's Data in the Hybrid Cloud

The hybrid cloud offers businesses tremendous flexibility in how to use their computing resources, allowing them to use the most appropriate and cost-effective infrastructure model for each workload. […]

Has the Cloud Changed Your Monitoring Strategy?

Has the cloud changed your monitoring strategy? If it hasn't, you may want to rethink your approach. The more places you put stuff, the harder it is to keep track of, relevant to almost every company […]

Reduce Hybrid and Private Cloud Headaches With Nutanix

There are so many good reasons to want to use cloud. High availability, self-service provisioning, usage-based payments, reduced data center costs, and reduced support costs are just some of the […]

How can I convert an RHEL or RHEL-compatible system to Oracle Linux using public-yum?

Oracle Linux is binary compatible with Red Hat Linux, meaning that all your applications should continue to work without any issue; system libraries are unaffected by the conversion. Nevertheless, it […]

6 New Reasons You Always Need to Focus on Information Security

National Cyber Security Awareness Month this October is a good reminder that you always need to focus on information security. No matter how much effort you put into implementing security measures, […]

Enterprise Vault Exchange Archiving Targets in a DAG

Enterprise Vault (EV) Exchange Mailbox Archiving Targets in a Database Availability Group (DAG)

Know Your Data and Who’s Accessing It!

The explosion of unstructured data shows no sign of slowing. Analysts predict that the growth of data is 40 percent to 60 percent, but for unstructured data in the enterprise, the growth rate can be […]

Data Insight - Security Use Case

Data Insight (DI) is a must-have strategic tool that is used for developing and maintaining your Information Governance strategy.  Many organizations struggle with quantifying and evaluating the […]

Top 5 Enterprise Vault 12 Upgrade Must-Haves

EV 12 Benefits:

Health check costs before EV upgrade?

In addition to the full-featured Enterprise Vault health check we offer (see http://healthcheck.enterprisevault.co/ for more information), dcVAST includes a simplified health check with every upgrade […]

SQL Maintenance for Enterprise Vault

SQL maintenance might be one of the most important things in an Enterprise Vault environment. It’s something you truly cannot neglect or the performance and functionality of Enterprise Vault can be […]

Dtrace and Enterprise Vault

Having an issue with Enterprise Vault and don’t know where to start?

Don't Be Surprised by Your NetBackup Capacity License

On almost a weekly basis, I get asked to help customers navigate the winding roads of the NetBackup license guide. For many customers these activities also include some looking under the hood of […]

Enterprise Vault Bulk Client Add-in Deployment

There is really no official recommendation from Veritas for Enterprise Vault client add-in deployment. But you can find information from Microsoft. See: […]

Troubleshooting Enterprise Vault for SharePoint

Often we get asked how to troubleshoot Enterprise Vault for SharePoint issues, so here is a little bit of information. A good starting point is to review:

Backing up Enterprise Vault using Trigger Files

Here is some information on backing up Enterprise Vault with trigger files:

Ever had to call Veritas (formerly Symantec) Technical Support?

If you're someone that is familiar with Enterprise Vault, you know it's not something you want to "set and forget." You also likely know that even with monitoring and maintenance plans in place, […]

Enterprise Vault Health Check??

Enterprise Vault must be monitored and managed to avoid serious and costly issues: • Legal searches that are slow, full of errors, and not delivering the needed results • Potential fines for not […]

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