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Capacity Management

June 25, 2020

Better Together Series

Episode 5: Capacity Management with Veeam

Next Dimension and Veeam discussed Capacity Management and the many advantages of leveraging Veeam in various environments.  This informative webinar highlighted the importance of workload mobility, and hybrid cloud infrastructures as well as NAS unstructured data.  Next Dimension is hosting a Better Together Coffee Series; a number of short and informative early morning webinars focusing on how to leverage Veeam v10 to better improve performance and protection within your organization.

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Below are some of the comments and insights that were shared via twitter during our Better Together Coffee Series focused on Capacity Management:

  • 47% of IT Leaders are concerned that cloud workloads aren’t as portable as intended.
  • Veeam can conduct a restore from an AWS snapshot.
  • You can create an air gap in your backup with Veeam Cloud-Native backup.
  • Veeam Cloud Connect will support private cloud.
  • Veeam offers insider protection, like Deleted Backups protection.
  • Veeam created Changed File tracking – a solution unique to Veeam.
  • ALWAYS REMEMBER the 3-2-1 Backup Rule!

That was a lot of ground to cover in just 30 minutes!  There are many other topics to discuss in the rest of the series including Veeam v10 launch features, reliability, how Veeam helps modern data center break free from legacy solutions, and security – hardening your data protection infrastructure against threats.  We’ll also discuss resource planning and backing up your O365 data.  Access the entire Better Together Coffee Series with Next Dimension and Veeam.

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strategic IT insights from the week

Strategic IT Insights Week Ending: 06/19/2020

June 24, 2020

Industry Wrap № 1.

Strategic Insights from the Week

And that’s a wrap! Next Dimension curates the most practical and useful tools and strategic IT insights from the web.

This week we shared articles across our social media covering the following topics: IT Strategies Enable Business Strategy, IT Reliability and Security: Avoiding Stops, Enabling Efficiency through Innovation

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IT Strategies Enable Business Strategy

Aligning IT planning to your business strategy has the potential to increase revenue by up to 22%.

When pivoting due to the pandemic, it doesn’t have to be a major expense to your existing business model.  Industry 4.0 technologies allow you to optimize your current processes while developing new ones focused on innovation.  Companies that pursue and invest in innovation may be the best positioned to grow in the long term. These investments can have as much as a 22% increase in revenue and up to 19% increase in earning before interest and taxes.

SOURCE: Deloitte

Covid-19 is accelerating digital transformation, changing how businesses manage IT strategy.

Covid-19 is having a profound impact on every form of society, and enterprise IT is no exception.  Global networks have seen a demand spike of 800%, and major jumps in daytime internet traffic as students shift to online learning, and workforces are setting up home offices.  Companies are left to wonder what the future may hold for IT operations.  The following are a few predictions for the next coming months:

  • Hyperscale cloud will continue to grow
  • Demand for cloud-native solutions will increase
  • The influence of enterprise IT departments will increase
  • Security will be more important than ever

SOURCE: IT World Canada

IT Reliability and Security: Avoiding Stops

25% increase in cyber attacks with manufacturers as the prime target; a lack of network segmentation creates an exploitable gap!

The Coronavirus has been the perfect advantage that cybercriminals have been looking for.  With new working arrangements and higher anxiety during this time, anyone can be a target.  New remote workers may have weaker IT security, creating the prefect opportunities for criminals.

SOURCE: CIO Dive

Enabling Efficiency Through Innovation

7 Digital Pivots that propel your organization towards digital maturity.

In this article, Deloitte shares a key list of seven digital pivots that will progress your organization’s innovation, accelerated growth, and even towards new business models.  Some digital pivot insights include:

  • Data Mastery
  • Ecosystem Management
  • Intelligent Workflows
  • Unified Customer Experience

Deloitte expands on their Digital Pivots to give you practical starting tips.

SOURCE: Deloitte

Manufacturers bridge skilled worker gap through efficiency innovations of Augmented and Virtual Reality.

Expanding to more then just the gaming world, there is an increased change and adoption of AR/VR through many industries. Augmented and Virtual Reality offers a new generation of workers to be more efficient, allowing them to solve problems in unexpected and inventive ways.  Lenovo says the manufacturing industry will leverage this technology to:

  • Bridge the upcoming skilled trade shortage
  • Boost productivity
  • Increase Security
  • Ensure Accuracy

SOURCE: Lenovo

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Resource Planning

June 18, 2020

Better Together Series

Episode 4: Resource Planning with Veeam

Next Dimension and Veeam discussed Resource Planning and the many advantages of leveraging Veeam ONE.  This informative webinar highlighted the importance of both reporting and monitoring your backup solution.  Next Dimension is hosting a Better Together Coffee Series; a number of short and informative early morning webinars focusing on how to leverage Veeam v10 and Veeam ONE to better improve performance and protection within your organization.

Click here to access the recorded webinar.

Below are some of the comments and insights that were shared via twitter during our Better Together Coffee Series focused on Resource Planning:

  • When choosing the right backup solution consider both; What is the source? What is the target?
  • Inside there’s a great section about “What are your repository considerations?”
  • Veeam offers concurrency optimizations, which enable per-VM backup files, parallel processing ,and backup I/O control
  • Have you considered splitting offsite backup into smaller backup copy jobs? What about compression tuning?
  • Veeam offers orphaned VM snapshots.  How much storage are you wasting?
  • Veeam ONE comes with 340+ alarms and 145+ reports AND intelligent diagnostics

FREE OFFER: Next Dimension and Veeam are pleased to offer you a Veeam Community Edition trial at no charge.  Fill out the form to be contacted about this valuable free offer. 

That was a lot of ground to cover in just 30 minutes!  There are many other topics to discuss in the rest of the series including Veeam v10 launch features, reliability, how Veeam helps modern data center break free from legacy solutions, and security – hardening your data protection infrastructure against threats.  We’ll also discuss capacity management and backing up your O365 data.  Access the entire Better Together Coffee Series with Next Dimension and Veeam.


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Veeam Security

June 4, 2020

Better Together Series

Episode 3: Security with Veeam

Next Dimension and Veeam dove into highlights of what makes Veeam such a secure backup and recovery solution during episode 3 of our Better Together Coffee Series.  This informative webinar highlighted the importance of both a secure backup and a safe and rapid recovery.  Next Dimension hosted a Better Together Coffee Series; a number of short and informative early morning webinars focusing on how to leverage Veeam and their v10 upgrade to better improve performance and protection within your organization.

Click here to access the recorded webinar.

Below are some of the comments and insights that were shared via twitter during our Better Together Coffee Series focused on Security:

  • Create a Recovery Plan; who to call for help, what restore options to choose, and validation to secure the restore is safe!
  • Choose an air-gapped storage method such as tape, replicated VMs, primary storage snapshots, or Veeam Cloud Connect.
  • Within the Veeam environment, everything can be encrypted from beginning to end.
  • Veeam offers incremental backups monitoring space and usage.  Spikes in usage can indicate a breach.
  • Document your Recovery Plan and test it regularly.  What are your fail-over procedures?
  • A great way to understand the viability of your security is to simulate a ransomware attack.  Our partner KnowBe4 performs simulations just like this.

That was a lot of ground to cover in just 30 minutes!  There are many other topics to discuss in the rest of the series including Veeam v10 launch features, reliability, how Veeam helps modern data center break free from legacy solutions, and security – hardening your data protection infrastructure against threats.  We’ll also discuss resource planning and workload mobility.  Access the entire Better Together Coffee Series with Next Dimension and Veeam.

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Veeam Reliability

May 21, 2020

Better Together Series

Episode 2: Reliability with Veeam

Next Dimension and Veeam dove into highlights of what makes Veeam such a reliable backup and recovery solution during episode 2 of our Better Together Coffee Series.  This informative webinar highlighted the importance of both a quality backup and a quick recovery.  Next Dimension hosted a Better Together Coffee Series; a number of short and informative early morning webinars focusing on how to leverage Veeam and their v10 upgrade to better improve performance and protection within your organization.

Click here to access the recorded webinar.

Below are some of the comments and insights that were shared via twitter during our Better Together Coffee Series focused on v10 Launch Features:

  • With Veeam, recovery is easy – no matter what the workload is!
  • Veeam offers over 70 backup options from a single image.
  • Compare backups to production environments in Veeam Explorer to see what’s changed.
  • Veeam integrates with 15+ storage solutions.  Use Veeam Explorer for storage snapshots.
  • Data management is key.  The ability to securely put your backup data to work.
  • With Veeam, the Right to Be Forgotten can be achieved even in your backup data.

That was a lot of ground to cover in just 30 minutes!  There are many other topics to discuss in the rest of the series including how Veeam helps modern data center break free from legacy solutions, and security – hardening your data protection infrastructure against threats.  We’ll also discuss resource planning and workload mobility.

That was a lot of ground to cover in just 30 minutes!  There are many other topics to discuss in the rest of the series including Veeam v10 launch features, how Veeam helps modern data center break free from legacy solutions, and security – hardening your data protection infrastructure against threats.  We’ll also discuss resource planning and workload mobility.  Access the entire Better Together Coffee Series with Next Dimension and Veeam.

Veeam and Next Dimension Better Together Reliability