Black Swan Disaster Recovery


The term “Black Swan” dates back to the first century A.D. Originally. The term was ordinarily used to show an event that was exceptionally improbable. For example: “I’ll see a Black Swan before you ever beat me at chess.” “An honest politician is like a Black Swan.” And then, in 1697, something incredible happened. The […]

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How Netflix Thrives In Chaos


In September of 2015, Amazon experienced a major downtime incident that knocked out availability at many leading cloud services, including Amazon’s own Echo smart speaker. Of all the companies affected by this breach, none seem to have fared better than Netflix. Despite the major disruption that knocked out more than 20 critical AWS services, Netflix […]

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The Cloud Bank Fallacy


For over a decade, cloud computing has been one of the most talked-about trends in IT. Compared to traditional infrastructure, leveraging the cloud has been consistently shown to offer overwhelmingly positive business benefits. And despite a long track record of success, some IT administrators are still reluctant to trust the cloud when it comes to […]

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Internet Of Things Smart Cities Infographic


Smart cities are the epicentre of infrastructure and technology. By 2050, 2/3 of the world’s population is expected to live in cities. To limit strain on resources and infrastructure, cities from around the world are taking the necessary steps to not only live better but smarter. Storagepipe is at the forefront these innovations – offering […]

Mode Errors – A Disaster Recovery Weak Point


Transcript: In 1999, NASA invested over $300 million in the Mars Climate Orbiter project. The spacecraft crashed into mars and disintegrated, because scientists had accidentally mistaken metric measurements for imperial units. How is it that some of the most intelligent people in the world, working on such an important project, could make such an obvious […]

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How IT Automation Saved 98,000 Lives


Transcript: What if there was an easily-preventable safety problem that was causing death and destruction all around you? Would you take immediate action to fix it? In 1999, the US Institute of Medicine released a shocking study, where they revealed that over 98,000 people died every year from preventable medical errors. That’s the equivalent of […]

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DRaaS Appliances 101


Transcript: For midsized companies around 1000 employees, the average costs of unplanned downtime ranges from $1,200 to $3,600 per hour, depending on the industry. And the average midsize company experiences 16–20 business hours of downtime per year. As you can see, there is a significant financial motivation for companies to reduce or eliminate unplanned downtime. […]

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Choosing The Right DRaaS Provider And the Right Plan


Transcript: Implementing an effective DRaaS solution is not a simple matter. Your provider will act as a trusted partner, ensuring not just that you have the most appropriate DR plan, but also that this plan is managed, maintained, monitored, adapted and scaled properly for years to come. There are a few key points that you […]

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