Disaster Recovery

Disaster recovery and business continuity news, strategy and best practices, and solutions for IT professionals
  • NYC shuts parts of lower Manhattan, other areas due to hurricane

    Posted October 29, 2012 - 12:02 pm

    Parts of New York City received mandatory evacuation notices from the governor's office as Hurricane Sandy came ashore Monday. Along with other businesses in the city's financial district, the New York Stock Exchange voluntarily shut down.
  • CommVault highlights application snapshots with standalone IntelliSnap software

    Posted October 29, 2012 - 8:33 am

    In a bid to help large businesses create and manage snapshots of application data across sprawling enterprise environments, CommVault is releasing the snapshot component of its Simpana suite as a standalone product.
  • To wash your keyboard or not to wash your keyboard, that is the question

    Posted October 25, 2012 - 11:45 am

    Ever have the urge to put your keyboard in the dishwasher? Turns out that’s not such a nutty idea
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    eBook: A Guide to Modern IT Disaster Recovery

    Posted October 23, 2012 - 7:30 pm

    This online eBook provides insight and advice on how to build an effective disaster recovery strategy in the evolving world of virtual infrastructures, while mitigating the impact of so-called 'Black Swan' events in the datacenter. Practical, how-to best practices, real customer success testimonials and links to additional resources.
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    Disaster Recovery Exercises Fall Short of the Finish Line

    Posted October 23, 2012 - 7:30 pm

    Though many enterprises have advanced disaster recovery technologies put in place, they still fall short when it comes to actual preparedness due to a lack of formal processes and a strict regimen for exercising DR plans. This report details 10 tips for updating and improving your current DR exercise program to help you meet expected recovery objectives when faced with an unexpected event.
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    Faster Scans and Better Virus Detection - Can They Do That?

    Posted October 23, 2012 - 5:00 pm

    This FAQ answers questions about how IT professionals can meet the need for better malware detection without sacrificing performance.
  • 12 industry disaster scenarios

    Posted October 20, 2012 - 7:25 am

    The end of the world may or may not be nigh, but in the tech industry, many of these possibilities could easily become reality
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    Keeping Your Business Up and Running - No Matter What

    Posted October 12, 2012 - 5:45 pm

    Based on best practices, industry standards and our experiences with small and medium-sized business, discover the five key steps you need to take to ensure your company is prepared to handle a network disaster.
  • Symantec adds disaster recovery capabilities to Veritas Cluster Server

    Posted October 9, 2012 - 12:47 pm

    Veritas Cluster Server now monitors applications running in virtual machines, and can take action to recover them if they go down as well as migrate VMs without downtime.
  • In security response, practice makes perfect

    Posted October 6, 2012 - 7:23 am

    We've heard it many times in many forms -- expect to be breached, expect that you've been breached, expect that you are being breached.
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    Guide: Get the Backup Basics

    Posted October 4, 2012 - 1:30 pm

    Up to 90% of small- to medium-sized businesses that suffer a major data loss will go out of business. What are you doing to keep yours safe? Check out these backup basics, learn about the options available and get advice on how to choose the right protection system for your needs.
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    Don't Wait for Disaster to Strike

    Posted October 4, 2012 - 1:30 pm

    It's inevitable. At some point your business will experience data loss. It could be a simple PC meltdown, a hard-drive crash or something much worse. See what happens if you neglect to protect your mission-critical applications and data, and learn what you can do to mitigate disaster.
  • Citrix looks up the stack with its SDN strategy

    Posted October 3, 2012 - 11:28 am

    Following recent announcements from Juniper and HP, Citrix came out with its software defined networking strategy today that looks to automate applications that run on virtualized networks.
  • The Accidental IT Administrator

    Posted October 2, 2012 - 11:50 am

    I never wanted to be in IT support; now I am - at home
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    SMBs Need More Than Just Backup

    Posted September 28, 2012 - 4:45 pm

    Small and medium businesses (SMBs) need to keep their businesses up and running just as much as larger companies. Yet they are challenged by several limitations when seeking out a solution that meets their mission-critical data recovery, application uptime, and data retention needs.
  • DR in the cloud: Vendors jump in; enterprises wade

    Posted September 27, 2012 - 6:28 am

    Disaster recovery and the cloud should be a match made in heaven. Take a function that enterprises love to hate and address it with an outsourced, efficient cloud service that makes it easier and less expensive to reach recoverable nirvana, and presto - instant success. Well, not so fast.
  • Questions to ask your cloud disaster recovery provider

    Posted September 27, 2012 - 6:28 am

    Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is a blossoming area of DR and cloud computing. But because it's in its early days, many customers may not know exactly what to look for when shopping around.
  • ioSafe unveils new disaster-proof NAS cloud appliance

    Posted September 18, 2012 - 8:46 pm

    Like an aircraft black box, the new ioSafe N2 is built for vulnerable data that is stored and shared on a network.
  • Hurricanes, floods, fiber cuts keep IT pros on their toes

    Posted September 12, 2012 - 12:29 pm

    Many companies are prepared for a disaster, with plans and technologies in place to help sustain operations in the wake of severe weather, hardware failures, human error, and accidents. But not every company is covered.
  • Is your disaster recovery plan ready for cloud?

    Posted September 12, 2012 - 11:35 am

    Having successfully piloted cloud usage with SaaS applications such as CRM and ERP, many businesses are now looking to replace traditional on-site backup and disaster recovery (DR) solutions with cloud-based DR. Gartner predicts that more than 30% of midsize companies will have adopted DR in the cloud or recovery-as-a-service by 2014. That begs the question: Is your business ready to make the leap?
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    A Practical Guide To Protection and Leveraging Your Virtual Environment For Rapid Recovery

    Posted September 4, 2012 - 11:30 am

    Read this e-Book to learn about the common roadblocks to broadly roll out virtualization, the challenges of virtualization availability, and the key functionalities to look for in a best in class backup and availability solution.
  • Supercomputers help New Orleans prepare for Hurricane Isaac

    Posted August 29, 2012 - 12:01 pm

    In the eight years since Katrina struck New Orleans, advances in computer power and storm surge modeling is giving the city detailed data about Hurricane Isaac's impact.
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    Malware Deep Dive Report

    Posted August 28, 2012 - 12:15 am

  • After a hack: The process of restoring once-lost data

    Posted August 22, 2012 - 2:32 pm

    Mat Honan, a reporter with Wired magazine, thought almost his entire digital life had been lost, but a team of recovery engineers were able to restore most of it by diving deep into his compromised laptop. Here's how they did it.
  • FalconStor releases next-gen automated disaster recovery software

    Posted August 21, 2012 - 10:11 pm

    FalconStor today announced a new version of its RecoverTrac software, which simplifies disaster recovery and reduces recovery time from days to hours or even minutes.
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