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Are You Susceptible to a Catastrophe?

Are You Susceptible to a Catastrophe?

It was September 9th, 2018 and we found ourselves facing a very dangerous weather situation. There was a category 4 storm coming and this time on the east coast of the United States. This particular season is unique in the fact that more than one storm headed towards United States. The result was a few thousand dead, hundreds of billions[Read More…]

by January 1, 2021 Comments are Disabled Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery
The Real View of a Disaster – Failover

The Real View of a Disaster – Failover

Failover happens when there is no ability to resolve or bring a resolution to a critical system failure. This typically is the last resort when all other possible resolutions are exhausted. Failover is “a method of protecting computer systems or software from failure, in which standby equipment automatically takes over when the main system fails.” This may seem academic but[Read More…]

by July 27, 2021 Comments are Disabled Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery, Featured Box 4
The High Price of Ransomware!

The High Price of Ransomware!

What is worse then having all your systems hijacked? Its having to pay millions to get what’s rightfully yours back. This is what has apparently happened to Colonial Pipeline yesterday. News reports have said they paid a ransom of between 4-5 million USD. This is why its so important to have a PLAN B when cyber security mitigation fails. While[Read More…]

by May 13, 2021 Comments are Disabled News
The Real View of a Disaster – Resolution

The Real View of a Disaster – Resolution

Getting to resolution on any continuity event is a challenge for any organization due to the nature and criticality of the application and potential loss of revenue. Understanding what it takes to resolve an issue takes time, a bit of luck and a lot of research and preparation. Once your aware of the type of outage the organization is experiencing,[Read More…]

by May 12, 2021 Comments are Disabled Featured Box 1
The Real View of a Disaster – Awareness

The Real View of a Disaster – Awareness

In the second article in this series, we will consider how an IT team can create situational awareness during a continuity event. Awareness is defined as “knowledge or perception of a situation or fact”. So knowing something happened doesn’t necessarily mean that people really understand what’s actually happening to their most critical applications and the far ranging implications on the[Read More…]

by April 15, 2021 Comments are Disabled Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery, Featured Box 2
A real view of a disaster takes much planning and is process driven.

The Real View of a Disaster – Understanding the Anatomy

In many organizations when a service outage of a mission critical application happens, the priority is to restore business services as soon as possible. Most don’t even think about the process that leads to full recovery. Many organizations have root cause analysis processes but this is only one part of a much bigger process. In practice, they’re many things to[Read More…]

Ransomware – Will You Be Held Hostage?

Ransomware – Will You Be Held Hostage?

Despite the best cyber-security measures, many organization find that their IT environments still have gaps that cyber criminals have taken advantage. Many market sectors continue to see high infection rates from ransomware. Once infected, basically an organization is at their mercy! As a result, many organization are held hostage to those who think that encrypting mission critical applications in government,[Read More…]

by February 26, 2021 Comments are Disabled Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery
Continuity Engine 2021 – A New User Experience Global Webinar Replay

Continuity Engine 2021 – A New User Experience Global Webinar Replay

The February 3rd, 2021 global webinar was attended by 170+ people. We thank everyone for attending! However if you didn’t attend, here is the highlights of what was covered: Overview of Neverfail Why Continuity Engine is Different Typical Use Cases Benefits of Using Continuity Engine Continuity Engine 2021 New User Experience Product Walkthrough The link above is the full replay[Read More…]

by February 21, 2021 Comments are Disabled Live Events
Is 2021 The Year of the Disaster Recovery Plan?

Is 2021 The Year of the Disaster Recovery Plan?

It has been a real reality check in 2020 when it comes to disaster preparedness. With a global pandemic raging across the world, it’s hard to see past the fact that a disaster recovery plan (DRP) is the right choice for your business. If you live in the Atlantic and Gulf Coast or California, you better be thinking how a[Read More…]

by January 26, 2021 Comments are Disabled Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery
Secondary Storage vs Tape: Which is REALLY Cheaper?

Secondary Storage vs Tape: Which is REALLY Cheaper?

With the cost of operating and managing storage going skyrocketing due to huge growth data, and regulatory requirements driving companies to store data longer and longer, its difficult to understand how you can manage backups that scale. The answer in the past was always to offload data to tape to archive it long term. This allows many organizations to reduce the need[Read More…]

by July 4, 2018 Comments are Disabled Data Deduplication