Disaster Recovery

Disaster recovery and business continuity news, strategy and best practices, and solutions for IT professionals
  • Disaster recovery plans get new urgency

    Posted July 16, 2012 - 9:44 am

    Increasing numbers of weather-related disasters -- violent storms, wildfires that have ravaged more than 2 million acres in the Rocky Mountains and drought conditions affecting some two-thirds of the United States -- should have IT executives scurrying to update disaster recovery plans.
  • Feds: we need priority access to cloud resources

    Posted July 12, 2012 - 12:22 pm

    Federal agencies must be assured priority and uninterrupted access to public cloud resources before fully embracing the technology for national security and emergency response IT functions, a recent report finds.
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    Key Elements of a Successful Disaster Recovery Strategy

    Posted July 11, 2012 - 4:45 pm

    Let's face it - while IT environments have progressed to more efficiently handle the demands and workloads of today's business, many DR plans were established years ago and have been gathering dust while the world changed around them. If your DR plan hasn't kept pace with your infrastructure, it's time to explore the key business-level capabilities of a modern disaster recovery solution and learn how today's technologies can enable DR for the smallest IT shop just as easily as the biggest enterprise.
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    10 Backup & Restore Questions Every Admin Must Ask

    Posted July 11, 2012 - 4:45 pm

    IT environments have changed and become more complex, but your backup goal remains the same: Instant and universal recovery for everything. With that in mind, here are 10 important questions to ask yourself as you review your current backup strategy along with 10 action items you can take to effectively protect your data.
  • Four tips to prepare for the next Amazon outage

    Posted July 10, 2012 - 7:23 pm

    It happened again: Amazon Web Services suffered its latest outage in late June. Now, as the dust has settled, customers are reassessing what lessons can be learned and how to prepare for the inevitable next one.
  • Severe weather intensifies focus on disaster planning

    Posted July 9, 2012 - 3:54 pm

    Severe thunderstorms, wildfires and droughts should put companies on alert to look into their business continuity plannings. Disaster recovery plans that include only backing up data regionally may need to be rethought, experts say.
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    3 Considerations for MSPs Offering BC/DR Services

    Posted July 6, 2012 - 2:15 pm

    Most SMBs do not have access to remote facilities for business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR), creating an opportunity for MSPs to enter this rapidly growing market. This paper highlights key considerations when building your own BC/DR data center or leveraging cloud turnkey solutions.
  • Webcast

    Virtualizing Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

    Posted July 5, 2012 - 6:15 pm

    Disaster recovery is a form of insurance to protect your IT assets when a disaster strikes. Learn how to protect your business in this insightful webinar.
  • Hacked drones could become missiles over U.S., researchers warn

    Posted June 28, 2012 - 6:14 pm

    The FAA's plan to allow as many as 30,000 observation drones to fly over the U.S. by 2015 could be catastrophic, especially the big planes FedEx plans to use to cut delivery costs. GPS spoofing can confuse drones and give attackers "a missile" to direct as a weapon, not an instrument of rescue or law enforcement, researcher warns.
  • MI-5 chief warns of "astonishing," industrial-scale state-sponsored cybercrime

    Posted June 26, 2012 - 4:32 pm

    The head of the British MI-5 counter-intelligence agency warned yesterday that state-sponsored efforts at cyberattacks had escalated into industrial-scale events involving thousands of people. Who is leading the charge? Superpowers like his government's closest ally.
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    Future of Backup and Archiving Webcast Featuring Gartner

    Posted June 18, 2012 - 5:45 pm

    Featuring special guest Sheila Childs, Research Director in Gartner's Storage Strategies and Technologies Group, this webcast explores the convergence of data protection and information governance and how these systems can now be merged with intelligent filtering for risk management, eDiscovery, mobile user productivity, and compliance requirements.
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    Risk Management Strategy Tips

    Posted June 18, 2012 - 4:30 pm

    Security professionals share hard-won advice on how to determine what threats are the greatest risks to an organization, and what measures to put in place.
  • Symantec and Microsoft team for disaster-recovery service

    Posted June 11, 2012 - 1:55 pm

    Symantec today announced a partnership with Microsoft to use Symantec storage and disaster-recovery products in tandem with Microsoft's Azure to allow continuous computing if a customer's main data site is severely disrupted.
  • Change your LinkedIn password right now

    Posted June 6, 2012 - 12:11 pm

    Login data for as many as 6.5 million LinkedIn users has been posted on a Russian hacker site. LinkedIn hasn't confirmed the breach, but Tweets confirm many real passwords are on the list. Change your password. Get a password vault. Use different passwords for important sites.
  • NetApp boosts entry-level array performance

    Posted June 6, 2012 - 10:41 am

    NetApp announced a significant refresh of its FAS2220 storage array, increasing performance by three times and memory six times for the same price as the previous version.
  • White Paper

    When Good Backups Go Bad: Data Recovery Failures and What to Do

    Posted June 5, 2012 - 10:45 am

  • 'Flame' malware may be less troublesome than Windows

    Posted May 29, 2012 - 6:17 pm

    Sure it's invasive, sure it's malware, sure it's an act of war, cyberespionage and digital trespassing all in one. But think how smoothly an app would have to install, do its work and copy itself elsewhere without being discovered. Then compare that to Windows. Cyberweapon FTW!
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    IDC Vendor Spotlight

    Posted May 25, 2012 - 9:45 am

    Your company needs backup and recovery that supports a tiered-recovery model. This IDC Vendor Spotlight examines the modern forces driving the advancements in today's data protection technologies, and a complete backup and recovery solution that works across physical, virtual and cloud environments.
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    7 Myths about Backup & DR in Virtual Environments

    Posted May 23, 2012 - 6:15 pm

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    VMware Backup: 5 Misperceptions of Agentless Backup

    Posted May 23, 2012 - 6:15 pm

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    How Can VM-Level Be Better Than Host-Level?

    Posted May 23, 2012 - 6:15 pm

  • Dog bites cop: Ironic use of force story of the day

    Posted May 22, 2012 - 1:14 pm

    Not every telling photo is accurate; not every accurate photo is telling. This one, which appears to be two trained police dogs restraining a Chicago cop in riot gear from attacking protesters, tells a more interesting story than the cops-punch-protesters headline image of the protest.
  • From what to watt, Emerson aims at total information awareness

    Posted May 20, 2012 - 7:05 am

    Someday, the digital economy will be powered by big black boxes, formerly known as data centers, that are so self-managing they may be partly robotic.
  • Science news: Chimps are mean, sneaky bastards

    Posted May 11, 2012 - 5:40 pm

    A chimp named Santino made news three years ago for gathering rocks in the morning to throw at humans in the afternoon. Now he's hiding the rocks and his own anger until it's time to whip out the rocks and have at the enemy, which dumb animals are not supposed to be able to do.
  • Avoid disaster with stretched clusters

    Posted May 7, 2012 - 2:49 pm

    So-called stretched clusters promise utopia of disaster avoidance and disaster recovery virtualization, but the technology is still new. Here's how to deal with the challenges.
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