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The True Cost of Downtime By Kevin Goldberg Do you know how much your organization risks with every potential outage? Application performance issues can impact away more than revenue, your brand might take a substantial hit as well. Hundreds, thousands of potential customers could take to Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, the App Store and voice their complaints and give poor reviews simply because your app crashed, stalled, or they weren’t able to successfully check out. Unfortunately, application issues are inevitable. Even if your uptime SLA is 99%, your application would still be down over an hour and a half per week, over 3 and half days per year! According to the Aberdeen Group, large companies lose an average of $686,250 per hour of downtime. Emerson Network Power and Ponemon Institute also paints a gloomy picture showing that these downtime costs are increasing every ... (more)

Implement a Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Solution with EVault CDR 4.0

Perhaps you've heard of this new technology floating around the internet called “Cloud Computing” and maybe, just maybe you’ve even thought about using this to satisfy some of your IT needs. Sarcasm aside, leveraging cloud computing services for disaster recovery is an example for how cloud computing can be applied to the business. EVault, a Seagate Company, has a product that helps you create an automated cloud based disaster recovery solution that includes the backup and recovery of your critical applications and data. The EVault Cloud Disaster Recovery Solution (CDR) has thre... (more)

NetApp Provides Virtualization Disaster Recovery for Hillsborough County Library Services

NetApp announced that the Hillsborough County Library Services (HCLS), located in Tampa, Florida, has solidified its disaster recovery capabilities and streamlined its overall storage environment thanks to its recent installation of the NetApp S500 storage solution. HCLS, with over 350 employees, is the central facility for the library system that serves Hillsborough County. The library contains over 2.1 million volumes and circulates 8.2 million items a year. While data growth was never an issue for HCLS, its previous IT infrastructure was unable to handle backups at the same t... (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)... (more)

Disaster Recovery as a Service for VMware Users from TwinStrata

“Our cloud disaster recovery service enables VMware users to recovery data and applications seamlessly at a fraction of the cost, making disaster recovery, business continuity and compliance with recovery objectives and regulations attainable for nearly any organization,” said  Nicos Vekiarides, CEO of TwinStrata, as TwinStrata today announced CloudArray Disaster Recovery as a Service (CloudArray DRaaS) for VMware users on-demand. “Before this service, we found that ‘cloud DR’ options were not particularly viable for fully virtualized IT environments, and those few that were int... (more)

Six Myths About Disaster Recovery

Lately we have seen a lot of articles discussing how easy Disaster Recovery in the cloud is but very few of those put the emphasis on talking about the basics of Disaster Recovery and educating customers on why they should be thinking about it. Mostly such articles concentrate on the technologies that can be uses and how to do Disaster Recovery. I would like to start with the basics and write about few Myths About Disaster Recovery. First, let's relate Disaster Recovery to something that is more close to us in real life. The first thing that comes to mind as an analogy is the ... (more)