Today we are pleased to be releasing a new version of Linux 8.6 BMR Intel and PPC Suite (Intel and PPC – big/little-endian) to production. The suite consists of ABMR (Intel only, not PPC), CBMR, NBMR and TBMR.
Headline enhancements Our latest release includes volumes of new functionality which brings with it a wealth of benefits. Some of the key highlights include: ABMR support for Dell EMC Avamar client/server version up to 18.2.100-134/220.127.116.11 respectively. NBMR support for Dell EMC NetWorker™ client/server version up to 18.104.22.168/22.214.171.124 respectively. All BMR products include an option […]
Headline enhancements Our latest release includes volumes of new functionality which brings with it a wealth of benefits. Some of the key highlights include: VA Features can be enabled and disabled. This keeps the protect.ova download smaller, allowing you to only install the features you require Feature bundles. You can download and install features […]
Determining the cost and location of technical debt using measurements of velocity in a DevOps organisation. By measuring the time it takes to make change, and the locations where change is hardest, we estimate the interest we are paying on technical debt and the best place to start paying off the capital.
Cristie are pleased to announce the release of SysBack 7.1 for AIX, the first release of SysBack for AIX constructed and tested at Cristie. This includes support of TSM 8.1.4 and above using SSL certificates, modifications and corrections to the licensing model and minor bug fixes in scripts, code and documentation.
The Cristie Virtual Appliance is now able to manage, recover and simulate Networker, Avamar, TSM and Cristie installations and backups including support for older Networker and Avamar clients. This release also includes a raft of enhancements, extra supported systems and bug fixes.
The Cristie VA is an easy to use central management console which provides a unified user experience for the entire range of our software. As part of our agile methodically, our software is continuously evolving allowing us to provide new versions more frequently. One of our strengths is the ability to react to our customers’ […]
In 1910 Henry Gantt laid out a framework that was used in World War 1 to manage the manoeuvring of weaponry, “The Gantt Chart” has been part of project management vocabulary ever since. In his book “The art of doing twice the work in half the time” Jeff Sutherland explains…
The Cristie VA is an easy to use central management console which provides a unified user experience for the entire range of our software. As part of our agile methodically, our software is continuously evolving allowing us to provide new versions more frequently.
In light of recent news surrounding Starbucks’ wi-fi hijack and the surge in interest regarding cryptocurrencies, particularly Bitcoin. Looking at how your business can put in place best practice to avoid crypto mining, where cryptocurrency is installed as a malware, might just save your company some valuable resource.
Our support team are one of the louder departments here at Cristie; but that’s because they are busy helping all of our customers, giving them 1-2-1 support, as well as providing software demos – the team are kept very busy. Therefore, it seems only fitting that our next team focus should give the opportunity to meet one of these friendly members.
As we head in to the final quarter, it provides a chance to reflect on what’s been happening during 2017. It comes as no surprise that news about cyber attacks and breaches have dominated globally. So, when one annual review from GCHQ’s NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) was released on the 3rd of October, it piqued our interest.
Following on from our last team focus, meet the sales team; this time we are exploring behind the scenes with technical and development. Thus, giving you a more varied look into Team Cristie and all of the different members who play a significant role in making us who we are. First up, James Reynolds Head of Development.
Early adopters (EAs) have now been using Protect for a couple of weeks and have been appreciating the simplicity of protecting their virtual machines using Cristie. Deployed and managed through the intuitive GUI of the Cristie Virtual Appliance (VA); a few clicks and your virtual machine or machines are protected. Feedback…
With the news dominated by WannaCry, the malware which disrupted the NHS in the UK; you may not be aware of its similar Linux counterpart SambaCry. But you should. SambaCry is a malware that attacks vulnerabilities in Samba. For those who don’t use Linux, Samba provides…
Protect gives users the ability to protect multiple VMs across multiple Hosts from a centralized console, maintaining regular or continuous consistent back-ups, that can be recovered rapidly when needed. Perform complete VM restores as well as single file recovery, depending on user requirements.
There is a good chance you have already met them, or at least developed a rapport. We’re a close-knit team here at Cristie and we wanted to share with you a little more about ourselves as we are here to ensure you have all the support and technical guidance you need; from the latest product information to providing a 1-2-1 software demonstration.
There’s a day for everything it seems, isn’t there? At least there’s no reason to dress up for this one! I think World Backup Day is a really good idea, because even those of us who may think we have it all under control, we should use this prompt to question if we really do.
In the USA, Healthcare is one of the largest private-sector industries, making up 13% of the total U.S Workforce. Understandably healthcare professionals have high cybersecurity concerns and with the ever evolving IoT, bare machine recovery (BMR) can play an important part in mitigating risks.
Share ideas. Gain insight. Contribute. We are excited to launch the Cristie Community Forum. It’s a new initiative to increase our communication and engagement with our valued customers and partners. We’ll share the latest information about our products and product roadmap, as well as invite you to share tips and tricks in using Cristie solutions that you feel will benefit others.
Ransomware is a type of malware that can be covertly installed on a computer, without the knowledge, or even interaction, of the user. Once held to ransom, a company has three options: restore, the data to a previous point in time, lose the infected data, or pay up. As with all areas of disaster recovery and business continuity, preparation and testing are the key forms of defense.
Today sees the release of an important update to Cristie’s popular system migration solution – CloneManager. By introducing a real-time replication process, CloneManager now allows users to create hot standbys of live systems that can be instantly activated in the event of a disaster.
For some businesses, Christmas means a slowing down of operations; fewer staff, reduced orders, and more time to catch up on the filing. For other organizations Christmas is the busiest time of the year. Either way, there are definitely some precautions you can take to ensure a Grinch-like machine failure doesn’t steal your holiday cheer!
Many recent studies have revealed there is a worrying lack of regular testing of the viability of backups, and there are good reasons for that. Finding time to run tests without disrupting day-to-day usage seems an impossible task, which is why many organisations rely on a ‘fingers-crossed it will work’ strategy. Risky – but frighteningly common.
Cristie today announced new functionality for its popular machine mobility solution, CloneManager. A new GUI allows users to quickly and easily create hot standby machines that can be instantly powered on in the event of disaster or failure.
Cristie Software today announced the acquisition of SMARTtsm and 12 patents from Front-safe. SMARTtsm is software that performs automated recoveries of machines that have been backed up with IBM’s Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) – now Spectrum Protect. SMARTtsm will also test the recovered machine to ensure that specific applications are operating correctly.
When support for an IT product is withdrawn, the formal announcement is greeted by many with a cursory glance; the rumour mill let them know months, or even years, ago and they have already executed Plan B. But this still leaves a number of organisations for vendors to peck over, vying for their business. And that’s where the scaremongering comes in.
Although often perceived as a necessary evil – regular disaster recovery testing is about more than seeing how well a business will cope if their systems fail. Comprehensive, objective DR testing can throw up interesting information about what is and isn’t working properly in your IT infrastructure, as well as give you a much needed level of recovery assurance.
Companies looking for a way to streamline their IT infrastructure and benefit from the agile, scalable and economic environment that Microsoft Azure offers can do so with Cristie CloneManager. The flexible migration solution is now fully certified for deployment on Azure.
We all know that the protection of data and systems is crucial to business continuity. Any loss of that data could be catastrophic. Disasters are inevitable in the life of an organization – whether man-made, natural or mechanical – and inevitably cause mayhem when machines storing valuable data become unavailable.
With 96% of SMB IT professionals fearing that they will be held personally responsible for data and machine recovery problems – it’s no wonder that many are now seeking ‘recovery assurance’. This is more than the latest buzz phrase in the backup and recovery industry – it’s essential for a successful and auditable disaster recovery strategy.
Everybody seems to have a different definition when it comes to the ‘Cloud.’ When combined with ‘computing’ the meaning gets even more complicated. One of the simplest and narrowest descriptions of cloud computing is it being multiple virtual servers available over the internet.
Migrating The Cloud is one of the fastest growth areas in the IT sector, with more and more businesses using the Cloud for their day to day processes.The Cloud Computing industry is estimated to reach a whopping $240bn by 2020. For those of you who have not considered the move previously, it is now time to re-iterate the key advantages of Cloud Computing.
Here’s a reality check for you: don’t be fooled by everything you read during this Cloud Computing hype. It’s like Chinese whispers in the technology world. The Cloud is still one of those popular buzz words somebody created to explain a whole world of complex IT infrastructure. It is really just a metaphor for the internet, a fuzzy grey area that people cannot entirely explain easily yet. It goes back to the days of flowcharts and presentations that would represent the gigantic server-farm infrastructure of the Internet as nothing but a puffy, white cumulonimbus cloud, accepting connections and doling out information as it floats.
Cristie Software a leading provider of machine mobility and recovery software is pleased to announce that Justin Hu has been appointed as Sales Manager for China. Justin will report to Andrew Martin VP for sales and marketing, South East Asia.
Cristie Software a leading provider of machine mobility and recovery software today announced the launch of a new console to provide full deployment, management, monitoring and reporting services for all CBMR backups.
The new agentless feature allows machines to be cloned to and from physical, virtual and cloud environments without the need to install any agent software on the source machine. This is a major step that allows locked down or restricted machines to be cloned or migrated.
Cristie Software today announced the appointment of Mr Don Becker as VP Sales for North America and the opening of an office in Austin, Texas. Don joins Cristie Software from Rocket Software where he was Managing Director and head of sales at Servergraph which was acquired by Rocket in 2005.
Cristie Software a leading provider of machine mobility and recovery software today announced the launch of SBMR to the market, a bare machine recovery solution designed to recover directly from Commvault’s Simpana without requiring any additional backup.
Cristie Software a leading provider of machine mobility and recovery software is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Martin as Vice President for sales and marketing, South East Asia with an initial team of 4 people and an office in Kuala Lumpur. The team will provide local pre-sales and post-sales support to customers and drive the expansion of Cristie’s business in the region.