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Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery : Disaster recovery is the process, policies and procedures related to preparing for recovery or continuation of technology infrastructure critical to an organization after a natural or human-induced disaster. Disaster recovery is a subset of business continuity. While business continuity involves planning for keeping all aspects of a business functioning in the midst of disruptive events, disaster recovery focuses on the IT or technology systems that support business functions. (Source: Wikipedia)

The Future of Cloud Computing: Unified Management and Automation

Section: Research
Tight budgets, outages in services and competitive pressures are leading to increasing numbers of organisations to adopt agile IT environments, namely deploying and managing resources more flexibly and cost effectively. This tension is creating a demand for highly automated unified management solutions to manage consolidated and increasingly dynamic IT operations in a unified way. ...   read more

Building a Reliable and Dynamic Data Centre

Section: Research
Today’s demands on the data centre have created an environment of escalating complexity and cost. As a result the simplification of data centre management has become the mantra of every organisation. Concurrently, with the advent of the cloud, requirements for business continuity through disaster recovery and high availability are increasingly becoming business critical requirements.   As such, customers desire open software solutions that simplify IT, e ...   read more

Enabling Rapid and Effective IT Recovery

Section: Research
This report is based on a research study based on 160 interviews with small and medium businesses across the United Kingdom, France and Germany The research findings provide some important insights including: Most SMBs take measures to permit systems recovery following a major operational incident, however significant disaster recovery (DR) gaps and shortfalls often exist. DR initiatives ...   read more

Server Virtualization - 2 Minute Explanation

Section: Research Video
An animated elevator pitch on the three types of server virtualization and their benefits. ...   read more

Storage in the Virtual Era

Section: Research
If you are trying to help your business work out its priorities, scope out your existing IT capabilities or liaise between the two areas, this paper is for you.   As a number of new storage capabilities become available it's always good to revisit the requirements on data storage and consider the impacts, both positive and negative, of server virtualisation.  This report discusses how we might address the needs of disaster recovery, remote site access a ...   read more

Virtualization Solutions for SMBs - A Buyer's Guide

Section: Research
Virtualization isn't the preserve of large enterprises.  Learn how small and mid-sized businesses (SMB's 50-750 users) are using Virtualization to reduce costs, improve security and efficiency.   This buyer’s guide covers: -  Virtualization Solutions Overview -  Desktop Virtualization -  Server Virtualization -  Data Back-Up & Disaster Recovery -  Host ...   read more

Disaster Recovery in European SMBs

Section: Research
This research report looks at the attitudes of small and mid-sized organisations (with 50 to 250, and 250 to 1000 employees respectively), to disaster recovery (DR), and the role that various IT solutions play. The input was gathered via telephone interviews with 160 small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) across the United Kingdom, France and Germany (see Appendix A for more details).  "Disaster recovery? is a term widely marketed by IT ven ...   read more

Opportunities for the Cloud in the Enterprise

Section: Research
Cloud computing represents the next evolutionary step toward elastic IT.  It promises to transform the way your IT infrastructure is constituted and managed, through consumable services for infrastructure, platform, and applications. The big picture is to convert your IT infrastructure from a "factory” into a "supply chain”. But there are a number of concerns with adopting this model, most notably around maturity levels, security and compliance, performance and reliability, ...   read more

Better Together - Virtual Desktop Infrastructure deployment with Egenera

Section: Articles
The rewards of a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environment naturally start with, from the point of view of the end user, increased mobility between, better access to information, and more flexibility in access device type (PC’s, notebooks, Mac, Smartphones and Tablets).  From the perspective of IT, VDI promises reduced costs thus boosting the bottom line and making IT look like heroes.   This is the nirvana of virtually every corporation in the world. And while the b ...   read more

Cloud computing risk factors Part 2: The bogeymen continue

Section: Articles
Cloud computing risk factors, both real and imagined, continue to lurk around every corner. But rather than running in the opposite direction as fast as one possibly can, the more appropriate response is to acknowledge that there are risk factors in the cloud, as there are with any other business computing model; to weigh those risks against potential rewards, and to exercise due diligence and best practices in mitigating those risks.     &n ...   read more

Ensuring SLA compliance and disaster recovery in the cloud

Section: Articles
A strategic move to the cloud is often driven by two or three key considerations, most often, these include the ability to reduce capital expense and establish more predictable operating expense, and establishing a more scalable and more easily manageable infrastructure.    Whilst a company’s first foray into the cloud is likely to be proof-of-concept applications that are less mission-critical, more companies are finding it advantageous to strategically ...   read more

Reliability of IT infrastructure is mission critical to Data-Centric Mortgage industry

Section: Articles
The mortgage and lending industry has faced major challenges over the past decade, not the least of which is the mortgage crisis, increasing reliance on unstable derivative instruments, and loss of confidence in major Wall Street players. Politics and financial gaming aside though, the mortgage industry faces another major challenge, and that is the need to leverage modern technology to the greatest extent possible.    The recent "robo-signing" debacle illustr ...   read more

Cloud recovery is getting more popular, reports Gartner

Section: News
The number of businesses adopting cloud computing-based disaster recovery solutions is increasing and, according to Gartner, 30 per cent of mid-sized enterprises will be using the technology by 2014. Recovery-as-a-service (RaaS), as it is known, is a top performing market partly because of the increasing prominence of threats from hackers and malicious software. Placeholder0Gartner also believes that other reasons the technology is proving popular among medium-sized businesses is ...   read more

Disaster Recovery not just for Enterprises as Survey finds 58% SMB’s Lack Formal Recovery Plan

Section: News
A recent research by analysts Freeform Dynamics, on preparedness of SMBs for Disaster Management in Germany and UK find a formal plan for disaster recovery absent. This  highlights a compelling need for SMB’s to adopt quality Disaster Recovery Plans. Freeform Dynamics’ an analyst/research group, in association with Quest Software, surveyed IT decision-makers from160 small business on their preparedness to handle disasters at their organisation.  The survey found so ...   read more

UK Doyenz Shut Down rCloud

Section: News
The UK branch of disaster recovery Doyenz rCloud was shut down suddenly at the end of last week and will no longer be providing or supporting the service in the UK, although client data will be accessible up until the end of this month. Blue Solutions, UK distributer for the rCloud service say that all UK clients and MSPs have been directly mailed to advise them of the move. The removal of the cloud-based back and recovery service is "surprising and disappointing,” Blue Soluti ...   read more

Virtualization is 'the cornerstone of various technologies'

Section: News
Virtualization underpins a huge number of exciting new technologies that have transformed the way in which companies operate - including virtual desktop infrastructure, disaster recovery and read more