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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)

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 ... (more)

Sentry42 Announces Data Center and Disaster Recovery Partnership with EBRC

Sentry42 has today announced that it will partner with EBRC, the Luxembourg based data centre operator, in order to be a able to provide geographically diverse disaster recovery positions to its customers. Sentry42, the data centre colocation business of Migration Solutions, has agreed a partnership with ebrc of Luxembourg. The Sentry42 Norwich data centre opened last year and is a state-of-the-art colocation centre on the outskirts of Norwich, Norfolk. Boasting very high environmental credentials and one of the highest levels of security in any UK data centre, the Sentry42 site... (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-... (more)

TeleContinuity Now Available to All Government Agencies Including State & Local Governments Under the GSA Disaster Recovery Purchasing Authority Program

ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleContinuity, Inc. announced today that states, counties and municipalities can now purchase TeleContinuity's telecommunication voice continuity solution directly from the Federal government under the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Disaster Recovery Purchasing Authority. "State and local governments can now use federal disaster relief and recovery contracts normally only available to federal agencies. Purchases must be for recovery from a major disaster, an act of terrorism, or to purchase these goods and services in advance o... (more)

New Disaster Recovery Planning Video From SunGard Availability Services Outlines Essential Steps in Preparedness Success

WAYNE, Pa., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- A new online video from SunGard Availability Services aimed at business and IT professionals outlines the critical success factors in creating and maintaining a disaster recovery plan. The informational video examines disaster recovery planning, looks at how to address the top challenges in developing a plan, defines the essential contributors to involve in the planning process, recommends plan testing strategies and describes how to update a plan to ensure it is effective at time of need. Disaster recovery planning expert, Don Norbeck of ... (more)