Business continuity

Business Continuity means more than just Data Back ups

Though many companies use the terms “disaster recovery” and “business continuity” largely interchangeably, they are not the same. It is critical to understand the difference and meaning of both terms. Disaster recovery is the ability, after a disaster, to get critical data back, and critical applications running again. Business continuity is more than that. It is Read more about Business Continuity means more than just Data Back ups[…]

Your data center needs the cloud

Why Your Data Center Needs the Cloud

    Over the last several years, the approach to data management has changed significantly. Corporations with large internal data centers requiring hundreds of servers are drastically reducing the amount of equipment needed due to innovations in technology. This widespread “shrinking data center” movement is said to be a result of increased virtualization and the Read more about Why Your Data Center Needs the Cloud[…]

10 Steps to Recovery from a Disaster: “Hark I hear the cannons roar!”

My father once told me a story about an out of work actor. He got a one line role in a Broadway performance. He had to say “Hark, I hear the cannons roar”. He dutifully practiced his lines every day for hours until the scheduled performance. Finally, at the opening night, it’s time for him Read more about 10 Steps to Recovery from a Disaster: “Hark I hear the cannons roar!”[…]

Cloud computing

The Key to Business Longevity is in Your Backup

Now is the perfect opportunity and reminder to take a look at the backup procedures you have in place for your organization. After all, your data is the single most valuable asset your company has. Almost every business today relies upon information technology, and this means that more companies are adopting applications that are crucial to Read more about The Key to Business Longevity is in Your Backup[…]

Getting Started in Disaster Recovery: Lessons Learned, Insights Shared

Disasters can be classified in two broad categories. The first is natural disasters such as fires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes or earthquakes. The second category is man-made disasters to include security incidents, equipment failures, arson, sabotage, and even file deletions.  While preventing disasters is very difficult, measures such as good planning which includes mitigation measures can Read more about Getting Started in Disaster Recovery: Lessons Learned, Insights Shared[…]

DR is like holes in socks

Data Back Up – it’s like repairing holes in your socks!

Data back up and disaster recovery are both complicated and crucial. It is all about planning, attention to detail and faultless execution. By way of a parable: Imagine that you are all dressed up for a special occasion. You know that appearance is important. You try everything in your power to look your best. Except, Read more about Data Back Up – it’s like repairing holes in your socks![…]

Protect data in event of natural disasters, power outages, employee errors or emergency situations

Nearly every business, especially in recent years, has become so inextricably reliant upon their data in order run their company. Simply put, data must be available to anyone who needs it and it must be available at the exact right time. Unfortunately, most companies still use an inferior form of data backup such as tape Read more about Protect data in event of natural disasters, power outages, employee errors or emergency situations[…]

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