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December 23, 2016
These top pieces of advice from the year in disaster recovery planning could help your organization get out in front of possible outages and the ransomware epidemic.
June 30, 2016
The new version of Resiliency Director adds the ability to apply multiple resource pools and port groups to a single recovery plan to streamline DR planning and testing.
January 08, 2016
Here are the SearchCIO and SearchCompliance articles from this week: Is your company prepared to handle a data breach? In this tip, SearchCIO contributor Mary K. Pratt talks to IT professionals to ...
July 06, 2015
It's easy to understand why server virtualization has become so popular among IT admins. Virtual servers are flexible, mobile and can be deployed or decommissioned rapidly. However, managing storage for virtual environments can be difficult. Many shops struggle with managing storage for virtual servers, and even more could realize better performance with more sophisticated management. Storage management tools for virtual environments can capture and record data from hypervisors; extend visibility into storage, network and applications; and provide trending analysis to help keep resources in balance. These tools can help you take a proactive approach to storage management, reduce costs and improve performance.
RAID has formed the backbone of local data availability for nearly 30 years, but the technology is starting to show its age, and erasure coding has emerged as an alternative. Some even say it could even eliminate the need for traditional data backup.
Storage and backup administrators are a tough crowd. So it means something when users of Asigra and Veeam backup products return the two vendors to the winner's circle in a reprise of last year's Backup Software Quality Awards results.
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Has your organization created a disaster recovery plan and left it on the shelf? You're not alone. Explore what you can do to improve your plan's effectiveness. Continue Reading
With software, consultants and standards at the ready, plus the rise of DR as a service, it's easy to get started on a business recovery plan. So just do it. Continue Reading
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Organizations don't have nearly as much confidence in their DR plans as you might think, and -- for many -- disaster recovery plan testing doesn't happen nearly as often as it should. Continue Reading
A disaster recovery plan is essential to protect critical workloads in the cloud, but unless you perform regular and extensive tests, that plan might let you down. Continue Reading
When you're using a cloud-based disaster recovery plan, you really don't have an excuse for overlooking consistent testing, as it can be a pain-free, streamlined process. Continue Reading
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Elements of virtual disaster recovery are not available in the physical world and can make IT life easier. Is it time for your organization to go all-virtual? Continue Reading
Get your cloud DR test plan in order with this group of guidelines. Find out what your DRaaS vendor has to offer in terms of testing and how to make the most of it. Continue Reading
Regular testing of a disaster recovery plan is one of the only ways to ensure a plan is working, up to date and well-tailored to an organization's needs. Continue Reading
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When implementing virtual disaster recovery tests, make sure you have the right people and business support lined up, and test the entire application stack. Continue Reading
HighVail, an IT consulting and professional services firm, helped Empire Life downsize its data center, migrate business applications and create a new disaster recovery site. Continue Reading
According to one statistic, as of July 2015 there were, in total, almost 4 million applications available on the app stores of Amazon, Apple, BlackBerry, Google and Windows. This figure is only one reflection of how the technologies that enable our digital selves -- like mobile computing, cloud and social media -- have not only transformed the way we work, but also how we live. In light of the fact that we also now live in an increasingly cyberthreat-filled landscape, having a comprehensive DR/BC plan is no longer optional for enterprises, says SearchCIO columnist and former CIO Harvey Koeppel.
In this SearchCIO handbook, Koeppel offers a list of DR principles CIOs can follow to help them design and implement a solid DR/BC plan that will protect both business and personal data when the next disaster strikes. In our second piece, CTO Niel Nickolaisen shares advice on how to get the most value out of DR testing -- without risking damage to your organization. In our last article, writer Mary K. Pratt gathers tips from DR experts on how to craft a DR/BC plan that can tackle any type of disaster, including data breaches. Continue Reading