The Cloud is a Cost-Effective Option for Disaster Recovery

Disaster recovery is all about trade-offs: you need to find a cost-effective solution that is always active and makes it as easy as possible to recover your data and restart your business if something bad happens. Of course, “something bad” covers quite a range of events, and could be applied to a lost laptop, a… Continue reading The Cloud is a Cost-Effective Option for Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery Assurance: The often forgotten factor in data protection planning

Untitled Document When you think of data protection, what do you think of? I’ll bet that you think of daily backup windows, restore SLAs, tuning back-up systems and off-site archiving. It is easy for those every-day tasks to dominate the data protection discussion. But maybe you should also think about data recovery – after all,… Continue reading Disaster Recovery Assurance: The often forgotten factor in data protection planning

Small Business Disaster Preparedness

Planning Preparedness Tips For Small Businesses: The Products and Services Catalog In light of what has occured in the Midwest and Southern states this spring, disaster preparedness is now on the minds of small business owners more than ever. While countless homes have been destroyed and sadly, lives lost, small businesses also suffered greatly from… Continue reading Small Business Disaster Preparedness

Getting Your Business Back: Pulling Together Business Continuity, Crisis Management and Disaster Recovery

I have talked to many organizations about their recovery programs, and an observation that I have made that seems to be a common thread is that the responsibility for recovery seems to lie in several different (and often uncoordinated) department.  It begs the question, who is responsible for business recovery within a company?  I’ve seen… Continue reading Getting Your Business Back: Pulling Together Business Continuity, Crisis Management and Disaster Recovery

Virtualization Can’t Guarantee Data Availability

Virtualization platforms such as those from VMware, Microsoft and Citrix can provide for advances in high availability (HA) for most enterprises. By extending this concept to non-company-owned server systems, cloud solutions can add even more options for server uptime in the event of either a single-server or multi-system disaster. However, HA solutions that focus on… Continue reading Virtualization Can’t Guarantee Data Availability