News, advice and discussion on issues in disaster recovery.
Thu, November 14, 2013 - Natural and manmade disasters underscore the challenges of seamless disaster recovery in the real world. Having a comprehensive business continuity plan isn't just an IT concern; though. Nothing less than the survival of your company is at stake.
Masters of Disasters: IT Survivors of Katrina, Sandy and Other Natural Disasters Share Their DR Tips and Tricks
Mon, October 28, 2013 - Natural and manmade disasters are facts of life. Smart IT managers prepare for the worst before trouble hits, so that the businesses and government institutions that rely on IT can resume normal operations as soon as possible.
Thu, October 03, 2013 - The closure of cloud storage provider Nirvanix sent a chill through the cloud storage industry and its customers, but is it really a big deal?
Wed, September 18, 2013 - Data recovery has mattered ever since businesses started relying on PCs in the workplace. Today's common storage options for small businesses all present some disaster recovery challenges. Here's what your organization should do to address them.
Tue, July 30, 2013 - Cloud computing gives organizations the opportunity to rethink many traditional IT practices, but it may be a particularly good fit for disaster recovery and business continuity. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix caught up with IBM Distinguished Engineer Richard Cocchiara, who is CTO and the Managing Partner of Consulting for IBM's Business Continuity & Resiliency Services, for his perspective on the subject. Cocchiara leads a worldwide team who work with clients on systems availability, disaster recovery planning, business continuity management and IT governance.
Mon, July 15, 2013 - A new film recounts how a data center's customers and employees worked tirelessly to keep the facility running after last fall's big storm.
Wed, June 19, 2013 - Facebook blames four-hour service disruption on internal Web infrastructure problem.
Mon, May 20, 2013 - Disaster recovery plans and the usual mix of uninterrupted power supplies (UPSs), co-location services, data mirroring and hot-standby technologies theoretically make it possible to weather any storm. But are backup systems, replication rules and fast failover solutions enough?
Wed, May 08, 2013 - Syria suffered another Internet and mobile communications outage that lasted for about 20 hours. Service was restored earlier today.
Thu, May 02, 2013 - Given the dire warnings about climate change, some business and IT people are pondering this question: How should data center managers handle the crop of 100- and even 500-year storms, coastal flooding and other ecological disasters that climatologists predict are heading our way?
Tue, April 30, 2013 - Today's complex IT environments make maintaining 'always on' availability more challenging than ever before, even as IT has become central to most business operations. IDC's David Tapper says organizations must adopt a plan for achieving operational resiliency.
Wed, March 27, 2013 - Silver Peak Systems announced a new virtual application designed to dramatically speed up data duplication for disaster recovery without the purchase of additional hardware.
Tue, January 22, 2013 - Ever encounter a failed storage drive or delete an important file by mistake? Here's what you need to do. Step 1: Figure out if you can do it yourself or need to call in the professionals.
Tue, December 04, 2012 - There is a lot of discussion in the storage industry in regard to 'scale-up' vs. 'scale-out' architectures for backup and recovery operations. More and more organizations are reducing or eliminating the use of tape by deploying disk-based appliances that use deduplication. But the architectural approach used by the appliance vendor can make a significant difference to the performance, scalability and total cost of the selected solution.