Does Your Disaster Recovery Match Your IT Environment?

Posted by Rob Williams on Tue, Aug 09, 2016 @ 09:30 AM


Experiencing an IT disaster is not a matter of if, but when. According to IDC, over 70% of companies have suffered up to 10 hours of accidental downtime in the past 12 months. Approximately 27% of these organizations estimated the cost of downtime to range between $10,000 and $99,000 per hour.

Your business loses money every minute your employees are denied access to vital data and mission-critical applications. For this reason, you need a disaster recovery solution that guarantees rapid recovery times.

Unfortunately, many companies are relying on disaster recovery strategies that are more appropriate for physical environments, not today’s virtualized and cloud infrastructures. These legacy disaster recovery solutions use physical replication at a secondary site, instead of taking advantage of the flexibility of virtualization.

Learn about what makes for a good disaster recovery plan
in our eBook, 5 Things You Need to Know to Plan Your IT Disaster Recovery.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, business continuity

How the Healthcare Industry Sustained Business Continuity During the Jonas Blizzard

Posted by Rob Williams on Tue, Feb 16, 2016 @ 09:30 AM


For organizations facing a major storm or a potential disaster situation, proactive planning isn’t only about replication of data and backup in the event of downtime. It’s also about high availability.

Take what happened with Jonas two weeks ago. I talked about how many workers were stranded at home and had to stay connected to their critical systems and applications to maintain their productivity.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, business continuity, High Availability

The Blizzard Aftermath: Is Your Business Continuity Intact?

Posted by Rob Williams on Tue, Feb 09, 2016 @ 09:30 AM

Raise your hand if you’re still trying to dig out of the snow that rocked the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions.

Here in Maine, we lucked out, but we feel the pain of our east coast neighbors. In fact, a police officer in Bangor shared some advice on how to deal with this storm before it hit.

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Topics: Cloud Computing, business continuity