Weigh the pros and cons of technologies, products and projects you are considering.
Weigh the pros and cons of technologies, products and projects you are considering.
Ransomware preparedness: The long road ahead
Is your organization ready for ransomware? A recent survey shows that businesses in a variety of industries are all struggling with ransomware prevention and recovery. Continue Reading
Where does AI fit into a risk assessment strategy?
AI is a helpful way to take a different look at risk assessment and disaster recovery. AI sifts through massive amounts of risk data without the typical constraints of DR teams. Continue Reading
What is BCDR? Business continuity and disaster recovery guide
Business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) are closely related practices that support an organization's ability to remain operational after an adverse event. Continue Reading
Business continuity in the cloud: Benefits and planning tips
Learn the major areas of concern and the seven key steps to include when creating a cloud-based business continuity plan to protect data and workloads. Continue Reading
How AI adds value to crisis communications systems
AI provides key enhancements to existing emergency notifications systems that can reduce the amount of time a business needs to effectively prepare for and respond to a crisis. Continue Reading
IT resilience management, planning top of mind for DR pros
Resilience is a key issue for disaster recovery pros. This year, readers sought to build up their skills and learn more about the role of resilience in DR.Continue Reading
What is the role of qualitative and quantitative impact in DR?
Disaster recovery planners use several metrics to craft a plan suited to their organizations. Quantitative and qualitative impact are two helpful metrics in a recovery strategy.Continue Reading
Zerto vs. Veeam: Compare 2 disaster recovery providers
Cloud failover, automation and orchestration are just a few of the features to consider in comparisons of Veeam and Zerto. See how the two DR products compare.Continue Reading
Organizational resilience questionnaire for recovery teams
Following organizational resiliency standards such as ISO and BSI can prepare organizations for disaster. These questions provide a starting point to validate OR readiness.Continue Reading
Guide to business continuity and pandemic planning
This guide explains the enterprise impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and how business continuity planning keeps organizations safe and in operation.Continue Reading
The tiers of disaster recovery, explained
Organizations have used disaster recovery tiers to define the DR process for years. These key tiers can serve as a backbone to a comprehensive disaster recovery plan.Continue Reading
How do risk assessment costs vary and why?
Risk assessments help identify and, more importantly, prioritize activities an organization needs to address its most serious threats and vulnerabilities. However, costs may vary.Continue Reading
The reality of Docker disaster recovery in practice
A successful Docker DR strategy must account for a range of factors, including the host infrastructure, networks and redundancy in the cloud.Continue Reading
Follow these standards for business continuity and resilience
Business continuity, disaster recovery and resilience professionals have numerous IT standards they can reference for nearly every aspect of planning.Continue Reading
Where disaster recovery strategy stands post-2020
Predictably, some 2019 forecasts of what disaster recovery might look like in 2020 didn't quite hit the mark. However, funding and cybersecurity were evergreen concerns.Continue Reading
Commvault vs. Zerto: How do their DR products compare?
Learn how Commvault Disaster Recovery and Zerto Enterprise Cloud Edition can help organizations protect, recover, and retain their virtual and on-premises data and applications.Continue Reading
Business continuity vendors bolster offerings during pandemic
Organizations must ensure their pandemic business continuity and technology DR plans address cybersecurity, as well as remote employees, social distancing and company shutdowns.Continue Reading
Updated FFIEC 'Business Continuity' handbook highlights planning
The FFIEC handbook on business continuity has been updated by the organization to place greater emphasis on planning, with more detailed information on testing and exercises.Continue Reading
CCPA compliance still unclear long past deadline
Despite the July 1 CCPA compliance deadline having long past, many executives are still unclear how the law applies to their business. Privacy experts weigh in on the latest enforcements.Continue Reading
Compare AWS CloudEndure vs. Azure Site Recovery services
Learn how DRaaS heavyweights AWS CloudEndure and Microsoft Azure Site Recovery compare when it comes to architectures, features, integrations, pricing and other considerations.Continue Reading
ISO 22301:2019 vs. previous versions: What's changed?
The International Organization for Standardization is continually updating its BC standards. Older versions may still be relevant, but keep an eye out for significant changes.Continue Reading
ISO and FFIEC business continuity standards compared
Global standards aid the process of creating and updating a business continuity plan. The requirements of two popular standards can ensure that your BC team doesn't miss any steps.Continue Reading
DRaaS guide: Benefits, challenges, providers and market trends
Disaster recovery once involved setting up an off-site facility and duplicating expensive storage gear. Today, DRaaS offers an alternative to traditional approaches.Continue Reading
How to understand DRaaS pricing and budgeting
Learn how to get the most value out of your disaster-recovery-as-a-service investment by conducting a thorough business impact analysis and following a few simple steps.Continue Reading
DRaaS vs. cloud DR: What are the differences?
Disaster recovery as a service and cloud DR have the same end goal, but there are pros and cons to each approach that admins must consider before going with one over the other.Continue Reading
Iland vs. Recovery Point: Compare these DRaaS providers
Iland and Recovery Point Systems are two leading providers of managed DRaaS. Learn how each vendor's services compare and how they differentiate themselves.Continue Reading
10 DRaaS vendors to vet before devising a data recovery plan
DRaaS enables organizations to leave the management of their DR plan to a third-party provider, saving time, money and resources. Learn what services these 10 DRaaS providers offer.Continue Reading
5 hot disaster recovery-as-a-service providers
With more natural and man-made disasters, DRaaS providers are essential to helping organizations protect their mission-critical workloads while realizing potential cost savings.Continue Reading
Complete crisis management guide and free template
This guide to crisis management and free template can help your business respond to an unplanned emergency, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.Continue Reading
What to look for in DR orchestration
Disaster recovery orchestration is a must-have in the modern data center. However, that doesn't mean choosing the right tools for your organization is an easy process.Continue Reading
4 approaches to creating a business continuity and DR strategy
Learn which approaches an organization can take -- including using a single provider, a managed partnership or DIY -- when implementing their business continuity and disaster recovery strategy.Continue Reading
Need a BC/DR plan? MSPs provide one source of expertise
Smaller businesses may lack in-house expertise for developing a BC/DR strategy, but managed service providers may be able to lend a hand with the planning task.Continue Reading
Business continuity services, DR planning key to recovery success
Although all-in-one options for business continuity and disaster recovery planning are lacking, organizations can create a system using the various services and tools examined here.Continue Reading
What will disaster recovery strategy look like in 2020?
Disaster recovery planning is an ever-evolving process, and organizations should be aware of new threats and tools. Ensure that your strategy isn't behind the times in 2020.Continue Reading
Where cloud-based disaster recovery is headed in 2020
To understand how the cloud will be used for disaster recovery in 2020, it will help to look at its recent trajectory. While growth is inevitable, there are bumps along the way.Continue Reading
What is the role of HCI in a disaster recovery architecture?
Is hyper-convergence a good fit for disaster recovery? More organizations appear to believe so and are increasingly using hyper-converged infrastructure in backup and DR.Continue Reading
How do a business impact analysis and risk assessment differ?
When it comes to disaster recovery strategy, business impact analyses and risk assessments both play key roles. Make sure you include them in your DR planning.Continue Reading
Data replication technologies: What they are and how to use them
Data replication can play a big role in a disaster recovery plan, so make sure you're familiar with the different types of replication and where they work best.Continue Reading
Organizational vs. operational resilience: What's the difference?
Achieving both operational and organizational resilience is key to ensuring that a company can protect and adapt its processes and bounce back in the event of a disaster.Continue Reading
What are the benefits of outsourcing risk mitigation and management?
Rather than handling risk management and mitigation within your organization, outsourcing these important processes to a third party comes with substantial benefits.Continue Reading
Cybersecurity and business continuity integration boosts resilience
Are you doing all you can to make your organization resilient? You might be hampering your company's efforts by keeping business continuity and cybersecurity planning separate.Continue Reading
Addressing the rising legacy-to-cloud migration need
Despite a clear DR need for methods of migrating data from legacy systems into the cloud, the complexities that come along with it can be tough to handle without the right help.Continue Reading
Hypervisor vendors upset virtual disaster recovery market
Zerto and Veeam have conquered the DR market, but hypervisor vendors such as VMware and Nutanix have emerged, offering services that look to lower costs and provide better performance.Continue Reading
What DR requirements belong in a cloud computing SLA?
Many organizations are making the move to DRaaS. But, before you dive in, be sure the cloud provider's SLA meets the needs of your business and its end users.Continue Reading
Know your disaster recovery-as-a-service options and benefits
Get expert guidance on DRaaS options, how to evaluate potential DRaaS providers and the advantages of moving your disaster recovery operations to the cloud.Continue Reading
3 types of DRaaS: Which approach is best?
Your disaster recovery-as-a-service strategy needs to consider not only business needs but your IT staff's capabilities. Options range from full-on help to do-it-yourself DRaaS.Continue Reading
A condensed look at the IT resilience market
A lot is going on in the market for resilience. Acquisitions, partnerships and other consolidations have bundled DR planning offerings, creating one-stop shopping experiences.Continue Reading
How to evaluate DRaaS providers
DR-as-a-service providers need to be vetted properly to ensure that the services you have purchased are deliverable and meet expectations during a disaster.Continue Reading
Cloud disaster recovery options: Public or purpose-built?
Despite the popularity of public cloud for disaster recovery, it's not the only option out there. Purpose-built clouds can offer greater flexibility and provider assistance.Continue Reading
What are the pros and cons of on-premises disaster recovery?
While cloud DR is gaining popularity, it may not be the right choice for every organization. On-premises DR often comes with more predictable pricing and lower latency.Continue Reading
Disaster recovery plans, continuity take center stage in 2018
Were you worried about your DR plan in 2018? You're far from alone. Preparation for ransomware and natural disaster threats loomed over the heads of DR planners in the past year.Continue Reading
Disaster recovery trends and technologies to watch
Major disaster recovery developments have changed the market yet again, and it's time to get ready for a new year in DR technology, before you end up lagging behind.Continue Reading
3 common disaster recovery challenges from 2018
The past year was a big one for disaster recovery teams, for better or for worse. Major challenges included the prevalence of ransomware, GDPR compliance and the cloud.Continue Reading
DR failover may benefit from API use
Automating failovers for disaster recovery is a complex process, and APIs can help. However, implementing these changes effectively takes time and effort, so plan accordingly.Continue Reading
10 steps for optimal IT disaster recovery plan design
Have you ensured your disaster recovery planning is comprehensive and able to be understood by everyone involved? Our guidelines will help set you on the right path.Continue Reading
Successful IT resiliency strategy based on high availability and DR
Stringent yet realistic RTOs and RPOs are crucial to resiliency plans aiming to minimize interruptions to businesses operations should disaster or disruptions strike IT resources.Continue Reading
What 5 skills should a disaster recovery team leader have?
Is the right person in charge of your disaster recovery planning? Look for a DR team leader who has the knowledge to run the show and the accessibility needed from a good manager.Continue Reading
GDPR and disaster recovery: How to ensure you're covered
After all of the preparations and changes your organization has gone through to prepare for GDPR, make sure disaster recovery doesn't get swept under the rug.Continue Reading
What standards for business continuity aid in compliance?
Business continuity and disaster recovery compliance is a valuable asset and may require a deeper understanding of modern standards and changes your organization needs to make.Continue Reading
What does the ISO 22330 business continuity standard cover?
With ISO/TS 22330, the International Organization for Standardization covers the issues related to the people involved in BCDR incident response.Continue Reading
Is your cloud DR strategy agile enough?
As business requirements evolve, not every DR tool can keep up. In the age of agile IT, there are drawbacks to consider with a cloud-based disaster recovery strategy.Continue Reading
A data replication strategy for all your disaster recovery needs
Know your IT environment inside and out to choose the right data replication product for your organization's current and future disaster recovery requirements.Continue Reading
Disaster avoidance requirements ensure business continuity
Include disaster recovery and avoidance requirements as design goals when creating storage and production environments to ensure business continuity during weather events.Continue Reading
Knowing how to recover from ransomware can save your company
If the threat of ransomware has you worried, we don't blame you. Recent high-profile attacks like WannaCry have IT experts around the world shaking in their boots.Continue Reading
Want IT resiliency? Look to both security and disaster recovery
Security, protection from hackers and ransomware, disaster preparedness and disaster recovery are all means to the goal of resilient IT infrastructure and business processes.Continue Reading
IT business continuity and disaster recovery: Past to future
From protecting mainframes to recovering from cyberattacks, the methods for business continuity and disaster recovery have changed, but the practice remains vital.Continue Reading
Which data protection trends will take off next?
Expect data protection technologies to veer toward an expansion of recovery capabilities, as organizations need to be able to recover in multiple locations -- and fast.Continue Reading
What are the top disaster recovery trends for 2018?
Expect disaster recovery market trends to include consolidation and simplification. Vendors should also note that quick failover and recovery time remain top needs for customers.Continue Reading
Using virtualized disaster recovery to fight ransomware
When it comes to fighting and protecting against ransomware, there are some major features of virtual disaster recovery that top physical environments.Continue Reading
Protection against ransomware takes flight with canary files
As ransomware attackers get smarter, it's important for data protection systems to step up their game. Canary files and infection detection are a good start.Continue Reading
How do you choose between file- and block-level replication?
Block- and file-level replication each offer important benefits, but for different applications. Learn the use cases of each in this Expert Answer.Continue Reading
Look closer at the granularity, flexibility of hypervisor replication
Increasingly, storage services are moving to the hypervisor. One of the storage services that stands to gain the most is hypervisor replication.Continue Reading
10 mistakes to avoid in your disaster recovery planning process
Don't make your DR planning process harder than it is by trying to do too much or cutting corners. Careful planning is key to a successful recovery.Continue Reading
Building a DR site vs. outsourcing disaster recovery
Paul Kirvan explains some of the pros and cons of using a third-party vendor to provide a backup DR site versus building your own site.Continue Reading
Removing a bad patch using Microsoft Windows Server Update Service
This tip offers information about how to remove a bad software patch using Microsoft Microsoft Windows Server Update Service.Continue Reading
Off-site disaster recovery: DR solutions for remote offices
Learn how to find the right off-site disaster recovery solution for your remote or branch office.Continue Reading
Selecting a managed business continuity service provider
In this tip, determine whether or not you need a managed BC service provider for BC/DR planning purposes and the steps to take to get the best results.Continue Reading
Mobile data recovery services for disaster recovery FAQ
Paul Kirvan discusses mobile recovery services for disaster recovery (DR) in this FAQ. Paul has more than 20 years experience in business continuity management as a consultant, author and educator. He is also secretary of the United States' chapter ...Continue Reading
Data replication tools for disaster recovery
For companies whose recovery time objective (RTO) and recovery point objective (RPO) for business-critical applications is a few minutes, data replication tools represent an efficient strategy for disaster recovery (DR).Continue Reading