Cloud Migration with automated OS Modernization

Cloud migration presents a great opportunity to move applications to a more modern operating system (OS). In some cases, an OS update may be mandatory to meet the minimum supported cloud platform OS image versions. For example, Oracle Cloud currently offers Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard, Datacenter as the earliest available platform image level. Migrating […]


The Cristie Virtual Appliance 2.2 – what’s new

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.


The rise in cyber attacks, 2017 in review

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.


A preview of Protect

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.


Holiday Season Checklist for your Backups

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!


5 barriers to successful recovery assurance

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.


Cloud computing – back to basics

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.


Cloud Computing worth $240bn by 2020: 5 reasons why you should migrate too

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.


3 common misconceptions about the Cloud

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.