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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)

Recovery in the Cloud: A Cloud-Connected Approach to Disaster Recovery

Data is the lifeblood of any organization, and its loss can be a serious blow to the business. If your systems and data are not adequately protected and supported by a well-tested disaster recovery plan, chances are you are placing your organization at risk. As more and more data is stored on computers and servers, properly planning in the event of a disaster is becoming an increasingly important part of the IT mandate for business continuity. While implementing a solution or service to protect your organization's valuable digital assets is important, the ability to quickly access your systems and data in the event of a site disaster or outage - as to not hinder workflow and productivity - is even more vital to the livelihood of your business. There are several different approaches that can be taken to protect and recover systems and data in the event of a disaster... (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 offers colocation services to customers ranging from local businesses to large multi-nationals. Through its partnership with ebrc, Sentry42 can now offer its customers a fully geographically diverse disaster recovery position in a world class data centre. ebrc a world leader in Tier IV data ... (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)

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 insurance policies that we pay for our health or our home or our car. Disaster Recovery is almost the same - we invest money in something that we do not need immediately but that pays off when a disaster occurs. Well, I write almost because there is a slight difference. Let's take for example ... (more)

MessageOne Wins Prestigious Law Technology News Award for Best 2006 Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Provider

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)

VMware and Liquidware Labs Deliver Stateless Desktops with Integrated Disaster Recovery Options with VMware View and ProfileUnity

ATLANTA, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Liquidware Labs, the global leader in desktop transformation solutions, today announced a joint solution with VMware View that allows organizations of all sizes to deliver stateless VMware View sessions with a best practices disaster recovery design. Liquidware Labs ProfileUnity(TM) is at the heart of the solution, and has seen rapid adoption in the past two quarters as companies seek to overcome user-space virtualization challenges with budget friendly solutions, and create stateless desktops. Delivering virtual desktops while lowering overall capital and operating costs has been a challenge in VDI deployments that lack a clear solution to ensure user personalization and user authored data are properly managed. Many organizations have found it necessary to rely on persistent desktops or a patchwork of persistent disk tec... (more)

Acronis Provides Disaster Recovery Tips for Businesses to Prepare for Hurricane Season

WOBURN, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/15/11 -- With hurricane season upon us, it is increasingly important for businesses to back up their data assets to maintain continuity that can weather any storm. According to a recent survey by Acronis(1), approximately one-third of U.S. businesses reported having no backup and disaster recovery strategy in place. Acronis, a leading provider of easy-to-use disaster recovery and data protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, has issued five tips to help businesses ensure all their critical data is fully protected and can be recovered quickly in the event of a hurricane or other natural disaster. 1. Opt into disk imaging. To ensure that companies can be up and running quickly, make images of computers and servers so full copies of data and applications are safely tucked away. You can either store on different ... (more)

Quorum: Turns Out the Apocalypse Isn't Imminent, So Start Investing in Disaster Recovery Now

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/19/12 -- If you weren't worried about disaster recovery because the Mayan calendar suggests the end of the world on Friday, it's time to rethink your strategy. Despite countless theories about an impending apocalypse, scientists have found no evidence of a galactic alignment or polar shift that will obliterate life as we know it on December 21, 2012. Therefore, Quorum® urges small to mid-sized businesses to adopt a disaster recovery solution now, and test it regularly to ensure business continuity in a real disaster. While the apocalypse has not yet been officially penciled in, the past few years have born witness to a number of disasters in their own right. Small to mid-sized businesses have sustained dramatic losses due to tornadoes, hurricanes and other weather-related disasters. But the truth is, any event that causes hours or... (more)

ProphetStor and GDS Collaborate on Creating Datacenter Cloud Storage Solutions to Enhance Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery

MILPITAS, CA and BEIJING, CHINA--(Marketwired - June 04, 2014) - ProphetStor Data Services, Inc., a leader in Software-Defined Storage (SDS), and GDS, a high-availability IT services provider, today announced a strategic agreement to carry out an in-depth collaboration in cloud datacenter infrastructure, software-defined storage and cloud-based disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS). The alliance brings to market world-class disaster recovery solutions, initially targeting industries such as finance and government. The two companies will also pool resources in joint production labs as well as in branding and marketing.  GDS and ProphetStor will be combining their respective expertise in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) with SDS and DRaaS to push forward a cloud-based disaster recovery solution leveraging cloud infrastructure to offer local and remote disaster rec... (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)