Seven questions to ask a potential online backup vendor

March 9, 2011
Rackspace rolls out services unit to push OpenStack cloud deployments
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Larry Dignan provides details about a new services unit from Rackspace called Cloud Builders, which will deploy the company’s OpenStack operating system.

“OpenStack is Rackspace’s effort to be a platform. Cloud Builders is the combination of Rackspace’s support and the services operations of Anso Labs, a services outfit. OpenStack was launched last year in conjunction with NASA. In October, OpenStack got Microsoft Hyper-V support. With the move, Rackspace will offer training, certification and deployment services.”

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HP Omni Pro 110 all-in-one business desktop unveiled
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Rachel King writes about HP’s newest all-in-one desktop designed for business users .

“Without much of celebration, Hewlett-Packard has quietly churned out another all-in-one desktop for business-minded computer users. Obviously, the HP Omni Pro 110 trims down the computer set up by combining the tower and the monitor into a single, ‘uncluttered’ unit. (Features include): 20-inch HD anti-glare, widescreen display (1,600 x 900 resolution), Intel Pentium or Intel Core 2 Duo processor, Windows 7 Professional (32- or 64-bit), up to 1TB of hard drive space and more.”

Seven Questions to Ask Potential Online Backup Vendors
Evan Crean, a cloud backup consultant at Intronis, shares seven questions to ask a potential online backup vendor.

“Here are seven questions you can ask when you discuss your potential BDR solution with providers: 1) How am I billed?, 2) What are the supported platforms?, 3) What type of backups does the solution perform?, 4) Where is the support team located and what are their hours?, 5) How can I sell the solution?, 6) How does the vendor you are going with differ from other backup solutions out there?, 7) Does your vendor sell directly to end-users or through the channel?”

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