How to Protect Your Data from a Natural Disaster

Posted by Maura Mahoney on Tue, Sep 05, 2017 @ 01:53 PM

Images relating to the destructive power of Hurricane Harvey are jaw-dropping. Homes and businesses are submerged in water. Streets have turned into rivers, and freeways look like storm-tossed seas. In an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press, FEMA administrator, William Brock Long, forecasted that recovery from Harvey will take years.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery

Why the Cloud Is the Right Solution for Backup and Recovery

Posted by Maura Mahoney on Tue, Aug 29, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Business continuity is the key to customer loyalty. When companies experience downtime, employees can’t be productive and customers don't receive the support they require. Mission-critical applications cease working. Customers and clients lose confidence in you 

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, Cloud

Why Your Business Needs Flexible Backup and Recovery

Posted by Maura Mahoney on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

One of the most mundane IT tasks that all tech professionals are familiar with is data backup. When something goes wrong (a user accidentally deletes a file, a server fails without warning, a hacker attacks with malicious code) everyone in the office assumes a backup safety net is in place. But that assumption may be only partially correct. 

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Topics: Disaster Recovery

Why We Love Disaster Recovery (And You Should, Too)

Posted by Rob Williams on Tue, Jan 31, 2017 @ 09:30 AM

 

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Topics: Disaster Recovery

Delta Airlines Outage Illustrates the Need for Business Continuity

Posted by Rob Williams on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 @ 09:30 AM

More details are emerging about the cause of the major outage at Delta Airlines, which caused 2,300 cancellations and 7,000 delays in the span of 3 days. 

The outage will most likely cost Delta tens of millions of dollars. After all, in a similar event, Southwest Airlines experienced a malfunctioning router that ended up costing them $54 million after more than 2,000 of their flights were delayed.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery

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 to Simplify Data Center Migration

Posted by Rob Williams on Tue, Aug 02, 2016 @ 09:30 AM

Is it time for you to move your data center? You may be seeing the writing on the wall. Attempts to meet increasing storage needs may have led to server sprawl that eats up energy for cooling and takes up expensive real estate.

Your legacy infrastructure may be unable to meet the performance demands of big data analytics. According to IDC, the volume of valuable data will double by 2020 and 60% of the data will be actionable. If your system experiences long lag times or cannot work with such vast amounts of information, you may be unable to compete when you lose out on real-time insights.

Moving your data center gives you access to state-of-the-art infrastructure resources as well as management and monitoring services. But the migration process can be overwhelming for some companies.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery

A Top Notch Pairing: Disaster Recovery in the Cloud

Posted by Rob Williams on Tue, Apr 26, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, Cloud

Failure to Prepare for Disaster Recovery is Like Playing With Fire

Posted by Rob Williams on Tue, Apr 05, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Most Businesses Don’t Test Their DR Plans

There are still plenty of small businesses that don’t have viable disaster recovery plans in place.

According to a survey conducted by an Ohio-based Nationwide Insurance company, 75% of respondents don’t have a disaster plan. This was among a group that included 500 small business owners with fewer than 300 employees.

 

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, Cloud

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