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How to Build a SANless SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance in Google Cloud Platform
This white paper walks through the steps to build a two-node failover cluster between two instances in the same region, but in different Zones, within the Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
If you are going to host SQL Server on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) you will want to make sure it is highly available with a SQL Failover Cluster. One of the best and most economical ways to do that is to build a SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance (FCI). In this guide, we will walk through the steps to build a two-node failover cluster between two instances in the same region, but in different Zones, within the GCP.
PrinterLogic and IGEL Enable Healthcare Organizations to Deliver Better Patient Outcomes
Healthcare professionals need to print effortlessly and reliably to nearby or appropriate printers within virtual environments, and PrinterLogic and IGEL can help make that an easy, reliable process—all while efficiently maintaining the protection of confidential patient information.

Many organizations have turned to virtualizing user endpoints to help reduce capital and operational expenses while increasing security. This is especially true within healthcare, where hospitals, clinics, and urgent care centers seek to offer the best possible patient outcomes while adhering to a variety of mandated patient security and information privacy requirements.

With the movement of desktops and applications into the secure data center or cloud, the need for reliable printing of documents, some very sensitive in nature, remains a constant that can be challenging when desktops are virtual but the printing process remains physical. Directing print jobs to the correct printer with the correct physical access rights in the correct location while ensuring compliance with key healthcare mandates like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is critical.

Healthcare IT needs to keep pace with these requirements and the ongoing printing demands of healthcare. Medical professionals need to print effortlessly and reliably to nearby or appropriate printers within virtual environments, and PrinterLogic and IGEL can help make that an easy, reliable process—all while efficiently maintaining the protection of confidential patient information. By combining PrinterLogic’s enterprise print management software with centrally managed direct IP printing and IGEL’s software-defined thin client endpoint management, healthcare organizations can:

  • Reduce capital and operational costs
  • Support virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and electronic medical records (EMR) systems effectively
  • Centralize and simplify print management
  • Add an essential layer of security from the target printer all the way to the network edge
Digital Transformation in Education
The digital transformation is going at breakneck speed, including in education. It is very important for educational institutions that IT facilities meet the needs of teachers and students, but innovations must not be at the expense of the IT department’s workload. This whitepaper outlines the most important developments and discusses the possibilities offered by Liquit to meet the needs of education.

In this whitepaper you will discover:

  • The varying technology needs in the education sector and how achieving simplicity in these technologies is the common denominator.
  • The transformation that a modern digital workspace can bring to teaching and learning.
  • How a smart digital workspace can facilitate education by using the best available technology and processes.
  • Automate cleanup of end users’ workspaces and synchronize applications with the latest versions, all without disrupting end-user productivity.
Disaster Recovery Guide
In this guide, we provide insights into the challenges, needs, strategies, and available solutions for data protection, especially in modern, digital-centric environments. We explain which benefits and efficiencies Zerto, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, delivers and how it compares to other business continuity/disaster recovery (BCDR) technologies. Within this guide, we want to provide organizations with the right information to choose the best data protection solution for their needs.

In this guide you will learn about Disaster Recovery planning with Zerto and its impact on business continuity.

In today’s always-on, information-driven business environment, business continuity depends completely on IT infrastructures that are up and running 24/7. Being prepared for any data related disaster – whether natural or man-made – is key to avoiding costly downtime and data loss.

-    The cost and business impact of downtime and data loss can be immense
-    See how to greatly mitigate downtime and data loss with proper DR planning, while achieving RTO’s of minutes and RPO’s of seconds
-    Data loss is not only caused by natural disasters, power outages, hardware failure and user errors, but more and more by man-made disasters such as software problems and cyber security attacks
-    Zerto’s DR solutions are applicable for both on-premise and cloud (DRaaS) virtual environments
-    Having a plan and process in place will help you mitigate the impact of an outage on your business

Download this guide to gain insights into the challenges, needs, strategies, and solutions for disaster recovery and business continuity, especially in modern, virtualized environments and the public cloud.

Safeguarding Your Critical Data from Ransomware Threats
Ransomware attacks are on the rise and targeting organizations of all sizes and industries. Given the value of data to business today and the alarming rise in cyberattacks, securing and protecting critical data assets is one of the most important responsibilities in the enterprise. To help you fulfill this essential mission, we’ve pulled together some best practices to help you lock down your data and reduce the risk posed by ransomware and other security breaches.
The threat of ransomware is growing, while businesses are relying more and more on data. Is your IT team prepared to shield critical data and infrastructure from cyber criminals?

Thankfully, new best practices, strategies, and technologies can help you meet the threat head on.

With our eBook, “Safeguarding Your Critical Data from Ransomware Threats: Best Practices for Backup and Recovery” you’ll gain insight from our subject matter experts that will:
  • Help you lock down your data and reduce the risk of ransomware attacks freezing your business
  • Teach you about critical IT tactics to consider as part of your backup and recovery strategy
  • Get a conversation started in your organization about security and meeting key service level objectives  for the business
Safeguarding Your Business in the Digital Age
With threats from cybercrime on the rise, improving the security posture of your business is crucial. Download this white paper to review the current threat landscape, the cost of cybercrime, and what you can do to protect your business without putting stress on your bottom line.
Organizations are facing increasing threats from cybercrime, and it’s only getting worse as criminals get more sophisticated and data increases exponentially. In fact, there has been a 300% increase in reported cybercrimes in just the last two years alone.

When you consider that hackers only have to succeed once to spell disaster for your entire enterprise, it’s more important than ever to put a solid, multi-layered security strategy into place to protect your organization.

But where do you start? Hiring an experienced cybersecurity team is expensive at best, and impossible at worst. In this white paper, we look at the increased threats, the cost of cybercrime, and what you can do to protect your business without putting stress on your bottom line.
Cyber Attack Survival Guide for Healthcare
With alarming statistics of ransomware attacks on the rise, healthcare organizations need to have a comprehensive disaster recovery plan in place. As healthcare organizations continue to evolve and store data in disparate locations and in the hands of more users than ever before, they have to take data protection as seriously as prevention. Prevention alone is not enough, and recovery must be a crucial component of every cybersecurity strategy.

It’s Time to Attack Your Ransomware Recovery Strategy

For healthcare organizations, experiencing a cyberattack is no longer a matter of if—it’s a matter of when. Developing a clear ransomware recovery strategy is your best defense. 

Our free Cyber Attack Survival Guide for Healthcare lays out the plan of attack needed to have a fighting chance against ransomware. This survival guide features essential information, including:

  • The growing threat of cyberattacks in healthcare
  • How healthcare customers use Zerto to recover in seconds
  • The key to rapid ransomware recovery to dramatically reduce downtime and data loss  

Without a ransomware response plan, your organization remains vulnerable. Download your Cyber Attack Survival Guide for Healthcare now—it’s free!

3 Reasons Ootbi by Object First is Best for Veeam
Ransomware is rampant. Malicious and negligent threats from inside and outside the company grow by the day. Unstructured data grows exponentially every second. Disasters are ever-present. Luckily, Object First resolves all those concerns in a compact, simplistic, and cost-effective manner.
This paper will cover the biggest challenges for mid-enterprises and the available solutions in the market today. We will explain the importance of immutability to ransomware recovery and how backup storage should be secure, simple, and powerful, all without compromise. These reasons will uncover why Veeam users need to consider Ootbi, by Object First, as their primary storage target for backup and recovery.

2022 US Password Practices Report
To raise awareness about the scale of the problem of weak passwords, Keeper Security, the leading provider of zero-trust and zero-knowledge cybersecurity software, is sharing findings about Americans’ password habits and practices. By raising awareness of the personal finances and data put at risk every day by weak, duplicate, and shared passwords, we hope to reduce the risk of cybercrime and promote better password practices among Americans.

Online passwords are used for many critical aspects of our lives. They are needed when we communicate, work, transact and travel. We use them to access our most sensitive data, from banking to health records. Digital passwords are the keys to our lives. Yet we are surprisingly negligent about password protection, from our choice of passwords to the means we use to remember them, and troublingly, our willingness to share sensitive passwords with others.
Keeper Security’s survey of 4,000+ respondents in the US and UK unearthed negligent attitudes toward password protection, in which passwords are being shared with spouses, written down on bits of paper, changed too often, and forgotten over 50 times per year! The result: nearly half of our 2,000 US survey respondents had been hacked at least once, with an average of $378 stolen per cyberattack. The consequences of poor password protection can be disastrous in an era of growing online crime and identity theft. A hacked password can result in ransacked bank accounts, obliterated credit ratings, damaged personal lives and severed business relationships.

Our findings show a troubling disconnect between the value people attach to their passwords and the means they use to protect them. In the US, people would rather see a dentist than lose their passwords, yet safe selection, storage, and management of passwords were found to be severely lacking in this study.

It is of great concern to see passwords being shared and duplicated across multiple platforms. It’s equally concerning to see the use of overly simple passwords, relying on publicly-available data, such as names and birthdays. This will remain an acute challenge as we continue to use a range of devices and platforms to access the internet. The impact of poor password protection was evidenced by the number of people in the survey reporting they’ve personally fallen victim to a cyberattack, resulting in financial loss and compromised social media profiles.

Password Management Report: Unifying Perception with Reality
We surveyed over 8,000 people globally about what they say they do to ensure their cybersecurity and what they actually do. The study found people are grossly overconfident with a clear disconnect between actions and perception.

There is no getting away from the fact that passwords are still the cornerstone of modern cybersecurity practices. Despite decades of advice to users to always pick strong and unique passwords for each of their online accounts, Keeper Security found that only one-quarter of survey respondents actually do this. Many use repeat variations of the same password (34%) or still admit to using simple passwords to secure their online accounts (30%). Perhaps more worryingly, almost half (44%) of those who claimed all their passwords were well-managed also said they used repeated variations of them. One in five also admitted to knowing they’ve had at least one password involved in a data breach or available on the dark web.

At first glance, these results may come as a shock, especially to those in the cybersecurity industry who have been touting these simple best practices for years. However, when considering more than one in three people (35%) globally admit to feeling overwhelmed when it comes to taking action to improve their cybersecurity, and one in ten admit to neglecting password management altogether, the results are much less of a surprise.

Cybersecurity is a priority and cybersecurity solutions must also be. The threat landscape continues to expand as our lives shift from in-person banks, stores, and coffee shops to online banking, internet shopping, social networking, and everything in between. We have never been more dependent on our phones, computers, and connected devices, yet we are overconfident in our ability to protect them and willfully ignoring the actions we must take to do so. Perhaps we need more people to admit they’re as careless as a bull in a china shop, burying their heads in the sand like an ostrich or simply paralyzed with fear. Facing reality and coming to recognize what’s at stake, they can more confidently charge forward and take the necessary steps to protect their information, identities and online accounts.

Data Sheet. Ootbi – The Best Storage for Veeam
Traditional backup storage comes with compromise, forcing you to sacrifice performance for affordability, simplicity for performance, or resilience for simplicity. Object First eliminates the need for Veeam customers to compromise or sacrifice.
This paper will cover Ootbi specifications in its different capacities. The appliance can be racked, stacked, and powered in 15-minutes. Ootbi by Object First is built on immutable object storage technology designed and optimized for unbeatable backup and recovery performance. Eliminate the need to sacrifice performance and simplicity to meet budget constraints with Ootbi by Object First.
4 Concerns Voiced by VMware Customers
Businesses rely on virtualization to drive efficiency for edge and distributed computing. With IT infrastructure costs on the rise, you need to find the best solution for your organization. To learn how attitudes toward a major player in virtualization are changing, Scale Computing commissioned a new survey of IT professionals in the US and the UK using VMware. See what those users had to say, and how it changed from 2021.

Businesses rely on virtualization to drive efficiency for edge and distributed computing. With IT infrastructure costs on the rise, you need to find the best solution for your organization. To learn how attitudes toward a major player in virtualization are changing, Scale Computing commissioned a new survey of IT professionals in the US and the UK using VMware. Access this infographic to see what those users had to say, and how it changed from 2021. Plus, get an inside look at the Scale Computing Seamless Switch program, where Scale Computing welcomes VMware users with no-cost license term coverage.

Scale Computing invites VMware customers to embark on a technology innovation and cost-saving journey with our Seamless Switch Program. This initiative is designed to provide a seamless transition for making the shift from VMware to Scale Computing by:

  • providing coverage for their remaining term at no additional cost.*
  • free migration tool access to enhance the transition experience.
  • one free pass to Platform//2024, a Scale Computing Customer and Partner Conference.

In addition, all VMware customers who receive a demo and a Scale Computing Platform (SC//Platform) pricing quote will receive a FREE Fitbit Versa 4!

*Scale Computing will provide term coverage for up to 12 months.

AIOps Best Practices for IT Teams & Leaders
What is AIOps & why does it matter for today’s enterprises? Gartner first coined the term AIOps in 2016 to describe an industry category for machine learning and analytics technology that enhances IT operations analytics. Learn how AIOps helps manage IT systems performance and improve customer experience.

AIOps is an umbrella term for underlying technologies, including Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning that automate the determination and resolution of IT issues in modern, distributed IT environments.

Here's a brief overview on how AIOps solution work:

  • AIOps data usually comes from different MELT sources.
  • Then, big data technologies aggregate and organize it, reduce noise, find patterns and isolate anomalies.
  • The AIOps automated resolution system resolves known issues and hands over the complicated scenarios to IT teams.

Learn from this whitepaper on what are the Best Practices IT Teams and IT Leaders should follow in implementing AIOps in their enterprise.

Network Engineer Buyer's Guide for Automation Solutions
Careful consideration is necessary while navigating the complicated world of network automation technologies. With the help of this guide, network engineers may choose the best automation platform by gaining essential information. It shows the way to increasing effectiveness, security, and value by emphasizing important parameters and practical examples.

For network engineers navigating the world of network automation, this guide is vital.  It offers a road map with practical examples that covers evaluating key capabilities like task automation and backup/recovery as well as current system assessments.

  • The revolutionary potential of automation is demonstrated by insights from a variety of sectors.
  • Making decisions is based on efficiency, scalability, and compliance.
  • A useful vendor evaluation checklist helps make well-informed judgments for optimal automation.

It gives buyers a useful vendor evaluation checklist so they may make well-informed judgments. This guide equips network engineers to lead their businesses towards automation excellence by simplifying intricate ideas into practical insights.

Using Object Lock to Protect Mission Critical Infrastructure
For Centerbase, a software as a service (SaaS) platform serving high-performing legal practices, nothing is more important than security and performance. While they run a robust, replicated, on-premises data storage system, they found that they could not meet their desired recovery time objectives (RTO) if they faced a disaster that took out both their production and disaster recovery (DR) sites.
The combination of Backblaze B2, Veeam, and Ootbi simplified and strengthened Centerbase’s storage and backup architecture. Even with their primary DR center and their extensive NAS storage arrays, they would not have been able to rebuild their infrastructure fast enough to limit business impact. Now, if their primary DR site is affected by ransomware or natural disaster, they can turn to their Backblaze B2 backups to quickly restore data and meet RTO requirements
GigaOm Radar for Full-Stack Edge Deployment
Scale Computing Recognized as a Leader in GigaOm Radar for Full-Stack Edge Deployments. In this new report GigaOm dives into what technology needs and best practices should be considered when looking at full-stack edge deployments. Those who will benefit from this report are IT and business leaders considering edge computing use cases.

Scale Computing Recognized as a Leader in GigaOm Radar for Full-Stack Edge Deployments

Full-stack edge deployments are cloud-managed and cloud-connected hyperconverged solutions that provide all the tools necessary to run applications at customers' preferred locations for local data collection and processing. These solutions bring a cloud-like experience to edge locations, which are otherwise difficult to manage at scale with traditional IT practices.

In this new report GigaOm dives into what technology needs and best practices should be considered when looking at full-stack edge deployments. Those who will benefit from this report are IT and business leaders considering edge computing use cases.

The GigaOm Radar report highlights:

  • Scale Computing is a good fit for any organization of any size.
  • Scale Computing delivers one unified edge computing platform for simplified deployment and management
  • Scale Computing provides fantastic economic benefits, allowing users to do more with less cost and fewer resources

Get the report!