Archive for June, 2012
Wow! Storage Magazine UK knows how to put on a great event. Storries IX, the Storage Awards dinner hosted by Storage Magazine UK, was very elegant. Black ties, black dresses, the best entertainment from Chris Barrie, and a beautiful location. Maybe it’s not the Academy Awards, but in the world of technology, it would be hard to top this. There were more than 400 people in attendance and more than 41,000 votes cast.
It’s wonderful to attend an event like this, but it’s even sweeter to be a winner. So, first of all, thank you to everyone who voted for Axxana, thank you to the editors who voted for Axxana in the Editors’ Choice category, and thank you to our partner, EMC, who joined us at the awards dinner. I’m thrilled to announce that our company was voted “The One to Watch.” The momentum at Axxana is clearly building, and the industry is paying attention, as we revolutionize data protection and disaster recovery.
Do you worry about the risk of hurricanes? Is your data center in a hurricane zone? If so, you and your data center may get to dodge a bullet this year. The U.S. National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts only an “average year” for hurricanes in both the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific regions. For the record, NOAA estimates “an average season produces 12 named storms with six hurricanes, including three major hurricanes.”
The best time to prepare for disasters is before you need to implement a disaster recovery plan. Of course, the best time to get funding is after you need it.
Our customers are great planners, and they prepare for disasters better than anyone. One of our customers operates a data center in Colorado, which is more than 1,000 miles from the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean. There’s no risk of hurricanes there. At the same time, there are other risks. You may have seen the recent reports of fires in New Mexico and Colorado, one of which was started by a spark from a bullet. Even if a fire destroys one of his data centers, he will dodge the bullet, because his data is 100% protected from fire.