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 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
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
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
What is Data Deduplication?

What is Data Deduplication?

When you think about disaster recovery and business continuity, you typically think about making sure your server or workstation that has data on them are protected from failure. There are many solutions that give you the ability to backup your data. These applications are countless and work pretty reliably. However, when you do implement some type of data protection technology, you[Read More…]

by December 18, 2017 Comments are Disabled Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery
Disaster Recovery Planning

Disaster Recovery Planning

There is a bible Psalm that says “The way of the fool is right in his own eyes, But the wise one accepts advice.” It is wise on your part to have skilled people advising you during disaster recovery planning. Why is that so important? This is because a plan explains in detail, what needs to be done, when, how,[Read More…]

by December 16, 2017 Comments are Disabled Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery
What is Disaster Recovery (DR)?

What is Disaster Recovery (DR)?

You know what they say… “if it can happen….it will happen”. This is the theory posed to us in the so-called “Murphy’s Law” of probabilities. We all know this is not some scientific string theory of how the cosmos is bound together but in fact is the truth. Yes, you even may debate Darwin’s theory of evolution but regardless of[Read More…]

by December 11, 2017 Comments are Disabled Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery
Planning out your business continuity strategy

What is Business Continuity (BC)?

From the beginning of time, where there is people and especially people who conduct business, there is an opportunity for financial loss due to some type of business interruption. In ancient times, businesses could be impacted by war or plague. These seemed to be the worst case scenarios. However, when these events happened they affected millions producing a severe impact[Read More…]