Category Archives: Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Plan

Revitalizing Business Continuity

Learn how to tame complexity with 4 steps to revitalize business continuity programs. In IT, complexity grows over time. When companies adopt a new enterprise technology, it always affects their processes and workflow – often causing “messes” and “clutter” that need to be cleaned up. That’s an essential task in […]

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Is Your Company Ready to Step Up Its Disaster Recovery Game?

Learn about gaps in Disaster Recovery that IT professionals need to address. Enterprise IT leaders know that unplanned downtime is expensive, but they may not know just how expensive. In fact, an unplanned outage can cost a company $5,000 per minute – or $300,000 per hour. Download this infographic to […]

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Top Analysts Weigh in on the Disaster Recovery Landscape

Learn 3 key considerations to ensure IT resiliency. Two leading analyst firms recently provided their perspectives on the state of the DR landscape today. For both small companies and global enterprises, there are solid options available for outsourcing disaster recovery that will not overburden already-stressed IT personnel, sink IT budgets, […]

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Evolution of IT Disaster Recovery

See the timeline of events leading to the start of IT disaster recovery and beyond, and the company that has provided disaster recovery for over 3 decades. History has shown that disasters are on the rise, that hardware and software failures are constant threats and human errors are inevitable. The […]

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Epic Consequences – DIY vs. Selectively Outsourcing BC/DR

Learn why you need expert help rather than relying solely on a DIY approach to Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BC/DR). 74% of organizations consider unplanned IT and telecom outages the top threat to their business—and for good reason. Missteps in business continuity and slow responses to disaster recovery lead […]

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10 Things to Look for in a Disaster Recovery Provider

By following the 10 steps detailed in this checklist, organizations can ensure that they select a DRSP that adheres to best practices and has the expertise to deliver a successful recovery. A good disaster recovery plan and implementation is critical to your business’s very survival in the event of a […]

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10 Things Your Team is Afraid to Tell You About Your DR Plan

Learn what CIOs need to know about disaster recovery management. You lead a top-notch IT team. The challenge is, they may not have the time, expertise, or support needed when it comes to building a truly comprehensive Disaster Recovery plan.To avoid costly downtime, it is important to truly understand how […]

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Are Your Business Continuity Plans Up To Par for Today’s Changing World?

Business Continuity (BC) plans for compliance won’t cut it as business leaders are demanding outcomes, asking if you can prove that you are resilient enough to recover. There are some startling statistics supporting these concerns: 86% of companies experienced one or more instances of system downtime in the previous year, […]

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Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration Guide–Free Sample Chapter

Go-to guide for using Microsoft’s updated Hyper-V as a virtualization solution. Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V offers greater scalability, new components, and more options than ever before for large enterprise systems and small/medium businesses. Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration Guide is the place to start learning about this new cloud operating system. […]

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Virtualization Security: Protecting Virtualized Environments–Free Sample Chapter

Securing virtual environments for VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft hypervisors. Virtualization changes the playing field when it comes to security. There are new attack vectors, new operational patterns and complexity, and changes in IT architecture and deployment life cycles. What's more, the technologies, best practices, and strategies used for securing physical […]

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Seven Virtualization DR Myths

As IT departments across the world move more virtualization and virtual technologies into their datacenters, they face new challenges and often confusion about best practices, particularly around server and data protection for business continuity. New disaster recovery and high availability technologies have emerged based on server virtualization, and many assert […]

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The Important Role of Storage for Success in Server Virtualization

This white paper describes the advantages of scale-out iSCSI storage in four areas–cost, high availability and disaster recovery, performance, and management–and illustrates how SANs provide better overall support for virtualized environments. Server virtualization is an ever more important tool for reducing cost, increasing availability, and enhancing business agility. But for […]

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5 Ways Your VMware and Hyper-V Backups May Fail You

HA technology is fantastic and is great for protecting VMs in certain situations but it does nothing for data loss, data corruption and disaster recovery. Download the new white paper by Greg Shields, Microsoft MVP and VMware vExpert, to learn the common causes of VM failures and get 5 expert […]

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Microsoft Hyper-V Backup and Recovery Best Practices

Since backups have been a common practice for decades, the process is very straightforward. Even so, backups take on a new level of complexity when they are performed in a virtual datacenter. Explore some common gotchas that can undermine your disaster recovery initiatives:Host Level BackupsGuest Level BackupsSignificant limitations of the […]

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Optimizing Offsite Disaster Recovery with Virtual WAN Op

Learn why one of the world’s largest media, entertainment and communications companies chose the Silver Peak VRX virtual WAN Optimization for their cross country DR replication. Bandwidth was not the issue – the company actually has several multi-gigabit links between data centers. But latency and link errors meant missed replication […]

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Silver Peak’s Advantages in a Disaster Recovery Environment

Why do industry analysts agree Silver Peak is the WAN Optimization vendor of choice for offsite data replication? It starts with a unique, next generation architecture. Conceived from the ground up to optimize all IP applications, regardless of transport protocol or application version. Built for performance and scalability – 2X […]

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