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By Zerto, on 23 June, 2015
In this session of our Get to know your Zerto Ecosystem video series, Pat O’day, Chief Technology Officer of Bluelock. In Pat’s free time he is a 3d printing and twitch streamer enthusiast.
Enjoy the video below, and some excerpts from the interview.
Zerto: Bluelock offers a great cloud hosting and recovery as a service product, can you give us an example of a customer using your product in a unique way?
Pat: We have started to do a lot of work with Goodwill Industries of Central Indian. Most of you probably have a Goodwill office in your home town. If you are not familiar with them, they are a not for profit where you can drop off used goods to one of their offices, they will clean them up and repair them, and they try to find someone in need who can use them: baby clothes, toys, furniture, anything like that .
They found themselves getting into the retail, or ecommerce, business online. That was when we first met them because they realized they went from a standard IT shop to someone hosting a revenue critical application, think in terms of eBay or an amazon.com. They realized they needed disaster recovery in order to make sure that application was available, all the time….
Zerto: Can you give us any insight, or information into big news coming out of Bluelock in 2015?
Pat: ……If you think about a typical DR environment, most people would judge it based on whether or not you can recover, but when you look at the idea that you might need security services, you might need to be in a compliant environment, you might need backups to work, those are things that people don’t typically invest in, in a DR site, because it is seen as sort of a temporary or necessary evil, maybe even insurance.
We already have many of those services that are immediately available when you power up your DR environment, but we are adding to that service portfolio so that your DR environment looks more and more like production, maybe even a little bit better.
Zerto: What is the supernatural talent you would like to be gifted with the most?
Pat: I l would love to be able to heal people. I know we have all been affected, extended family, friends and family. You hear a news report about how one day we will all live to be 150 and then the next minute you hear about someone you know or in your extended family, your work ecosystem that is not doing so well. The idea that you could in some way make the pain go away, maybe even fix it; I think that would be pretty awesome.
By Zerto, on 19 June, 2015
In honor of Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21, we asked Ziv Kedem, Zerto’s CEO and co-founder, to tell us about his father’s influence on his career. Ziv’s father, Nadav Kedem, is a technologist and entrepreneur with 40 years’ experience in the storage and software industries. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree it seems. …
By Zerto, on 16 June, 2015
As Hurricane Sandy gathered steam near the East Coast of the US, businesses in the line of sight of the hurricane scrambled to address the complex issues of disaster recovery. With their virtualized infrastructure, managed as a private cloud by Integrity Virtual IT, companies like Affigent were able to continue working through the storm, with …
By Zerto, on 11 June, 2015
We are excited to announce to launch of the new Zerto forum, MyZerto. The purpose of the forum is to provide a community for people to ask questions, start conversations and connect with other IT minded people all around the topic of disaster recovery and Zerto. Users are invited to …
By Zerto, on 10 June, 2015
By Ian Perez Ponce VP, Product Management & Strategy For decades, the practice of Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) in the IT industry has been relegated to the domain of data center infrastructure, be it physical or virtual. More recently, developing trends have transformed IT Service Continuity technology solutions and operational best practices to extend into …
By Zerto, on 2 June, 2015
By Joshua Stenhouse, Zerto Technical Evangelist When evaluating different BC/DR solutions one important feature that users often look for is point in time recovery. The ability to recover to previous points in time is crucial in being able to recover from not only data center-wide issues, such as power loss or hardware failure, but logical …