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AUSTIN, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 01/31/07 -- MessageOne, the leading business continuity and email management company, today announced that it has won Law Technology News' (LTN) prestigious 2006 award for the best Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Provider. MessageOne provides market-leading business continuity managed services to ensure that mission-critical applications, email and data are always available no matter what system fails or disaster strikes. The company also offers the most powerful email archiving service and emergency notification system currently available. MessageOne is Top Choice for Legal Industry MessageOne received the LTN award for its EMS Email Continuity(TM) offering, which defends against all categories of email downtime with Microsoft® Exchange and Lotus Notes®, ensuring that email and BlackBerry® services are always available. Mes... (more)

Actifio Announces Dynamic Data Management Virtualization to Simplify Data Protection, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity and Drive Down Costs by up to 90 Percent

WALTHAM, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/17/10 -- Actifio™, the emerging leader in Data Management Virtualization (DMV), today announced general availability of the first three solutions in the Actifio software suite, Actifio™ DP, for data protection; Actifio™ DR, for disaster recovery; and Actifio™ BC, for business continuity. Built on Actifio's VirtualData Pipeline™ (VDP) technology, these solutions are the first of a series of data management applications offering radical simplicity, unprecedented agility, and up to an order of magnitude lower cost, while co-existing with the current infrastructure. While data protection, disaster recovery and business continuity have been business critical initiatives, they also rank at the bottom for deployment, ease of use and flexibility. Deployments of multiple point tools, each addressing parts of the data lifecycle, have resulte... (more)

Disaster Recovery Ascends to the Cloud, Part I

While many new technologies claim to revolutionize the practice of disaster recovery (DR) for IT environments, few have significantly altered the economics and logistics of building and maintaining a secondary IT site. For most organizations, a secondary site housing server and storage infrastructure has remained the only recovery path for their business from a primary site disaster, failure or outage. While it might seem preferable to avoid the expenditure of a secondary IT site altogether, what drives investment in DR infrastructures is a set of recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs) that respectively determine the maximum allowable downtime and data loss an organization is willing to sustain. While certain organizations may require both of these objectives to be near zero (i.e. instant recovery, no data loss), other organizations ma... (more)

Disaster Recovery on Demand

Our prior post, A Roadmap to High-Value Cloud Infrastructure: Disaster Recovery and Data Protection, discussed both the benefits and limitations of a cloud-based disaster recovery (DR) strategy. As we highlighted last week, traditional disaster recovery options leave open a huge hole: At one extreme are high-cost, quick recovery time options using hosted or colocation sites and at the other extreme are low-cost, long recovery time options such as tape or disk backup. As a result, organizations who cannot afford a cold or hot standby site have been left to either cobble together a complicated and risky DR strategy or rely solely on offsite data protection, which affords them limited business continuity. You’ll recall that we outlined three cloud-based options that are beginning to fill this hole: Recovering applications on virtual servers through a cloud provider’s ... (more)

Research and Markets: Prevention Is Better Than Cure, Read the Disaster Recovery Yellow Pages 2005 Edition

DUBLIN, Ireland, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c15372) has announced the addition of Disaster Recovery Yellow Pages 2005 Edition to their offering (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040820/RESEARCH ) The editors of the Disaster Recovery Yellow Pages, have worked with leaders in the Disaster Recovery field to develop this comprehensive sourcebook, as well as using the experiences gained in working with over 100 organizations and institutions to prepare comprehensive recovery plans for the resumption of their operations following a disaster. These organizations have ranged from banks and insurance companies to manufacturers, retailers, colleges, and other organizations. Based on over two decades of disaster-planning experience, the Disaster Recovery Yellow Pages contains thousands of disaster-recovery ... (more)

LeftHand Networks Boosts Disaster Recovery Capabilities in Virtualized Environments With Certified Support for VMware Site Recovery Manager

LeftHand Networks,® the leading provider of highly available iSCSI SANs, announced today its support for VMware Site Recovery Manager. VMware Site Recovery Manager is a pioneering new product for disaster recovery management and automation. Part of VMware’s industry-leading suite of management and automation products for the data center, VMware Site Recovery Manager simplifies business continuity planning and testing, and reduces the risk and complexity associated with implementing disaster recovery. LeftHand Networks’ certified Storage Replication Adapter allows customers to deploy a complete disaster recovery (DR) solution that automates DR for systems and storage across virtualized environments. “VMware and LeftHand Networks are making disaster recovery rapid, reliable and affordable,” said Parag Patel, vice president, alliances, VMware. ... (more)

Improve Your Disaster Recovery Preparedness for Hurricane Season With New Advice From Acronis

WOBURN, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/26/12 -- Acronis, a leading provider of disaster recovery and data protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, today released five tips to help companies improve their disaster recovery preparedness for 2012's looming hurricane season. With this year's hurricane predictions forecasting 11 named storms, six hurricanes and two major, category-three hurricanes or higher, it's becoming more important than ever for businesses to have a strong disaster recovery plan in place. However, according to Acronis' 2012 Disaster Recovery Index, nearly 50 percent of the 600 U.S. companies surveyed still fear substantial downtime in the event of a disaster. With almost 20 major storms anticipated this hurricane season, combined with Acronis' findings that businesses worldwide lose average of $366,363 a year due to IT downtime, c... (more)

LeftHand Networks Boosts Disaster Recovery Capabilities in Virtualization Environments

LeftHand Networks announced its support for VMware Site Recovery Manager. VMware Site Recovery Manager is a pioneering product for disaster recovery management and automation. Part of VMware’s suite of management and automation products for the data center, VMware Site Recovery Manager simplifies business continuity planning and testing, and reduces the risk and complexity associated with implementing disaster recovery. LeftHand Networks’ certified Storage Replication Adapter allows customers to deploy a complete disaster recovery (DR) solution that automates DR for systems and storage across virtualized environments. “VMware and LeftHand Networks are making disaster recovery rapid, reliable and affordable,” said Parag Patel, vice president, alliances, VMware. “With the interoperability between LeftHand’s storage solutions and VM... (more)

VMware Site Recovery Manager Virtualization Simplifies and Automates Disaster Recovery

VMware announced that VMware Site Recovery Manager, a pioneering product for disaster recovery management and automation, will be available for order next week with general availability expected to follow within 30 days. VMware Site Recovery Manager, which is part of VMware’s suite of management and automation products for the datacenter, leverages virtualization to simplify business continuity planning and testing, and reduces the risk and complexity associated with executing disaster recovery. Traditional recovery plans leave organizations exposed to risk of extended downtime because they are laborious to set up, time-consuming to maintain, and difficult to test. As a result, only a subset of important systems can be adequately protected. For example, traditional disaster recovery plans for datacenters require extensive documentation consisting of hundreds of... (more)

Disaster Recovery in the Electronic Era

A hurricane strikes and your healthcare facility must care for an influx of injured patients. How quickly will you able to access your computer systems and electronic data? While most healthcare facilities have disaster recovery plans in place, many are based on an outdated paradigm in which information technology was much less critical than it is today. Today, many healthcare providers lack adequate capabilities to restore critical information and services in an adequate amount of time in the event of a disaster. With the rapid migration of healthcare systems from manual, paper-based processes to centralized computer systems, data backup and disaster recovery has become more critical than ever, but also more complex. This increasing reliance on computer systems has led to an explosive growth of data - and a growing challenge when disaster strikes. Whether a disas... (more)

Providing Ultimate Disaster Recovery Through Virtualization

The evidence from Gartner, Meta and other research organizations indicates that conventional physical disaster recovery plans are largely fiction; the true intent behind them is to secure an auditor check off rather than to provide a workable design for quick IT recovery from a disaster. The problem is that physical DR solutions are too limited, complex and expensive to be practical for most organizations. Virtualization, though, provides both the platform and tools required for creating a cost-effective disaster recovery solution that actually works. This session describes how to incorporate not only virtual servers, but also virtual storage, backup, network and replication in order to enable ultimate disaster recovery.  Speaker Bios: Gary Lamb has over 24 years of IT experience dating back to MVP systems programming, and including running a security consulting pra... (more)