Disaster Recovery Planning

Try This Interactive Disaster Map

Try This Interactive Disaster Map

Try This Interactive Disaster Map Any hurricane is cause for alarm and we’re glad hurricane Arthur dissolved without hugely significant damage to the US as compared to some of Arthur’s predecessors.  However, the chances of another hurricane striking that same area are noteworthy as based on our research portrayed within this infographic. As you can … Continued

The importance of maintaining databases

The importance of maintaining databases

If you’re in business, then its likely you’ve got a database such as Exchange, SharePoint and SQL, and all the responsibility (and sometimes headaches) that goes along with owning one. Without proper maintenance, in time, your applications dependent on these databases will slow and employees will have difficulty completing tasks. Those frustrations lead to a … Continued

Why You Need a Disaster Recovery Solution for Cloud Services?

Why You Need a Disaster Recovery Solution for Cloud Services?

A fact: More and more companies are putting more and more data in to the cloud. Our appetite for data is growing exponentially and that leads to more dependency on cloud services providers. However safe they may seem, it’s short sighted to presume that your cloud provider is disaster-proof as well. The Cloud has become … Continued

Cloud Disaster Recovery – Why the hype?

Cloud Disaster Recovery – Why the hype?

Cloud Storage Services  There’s a lot of buzz around cloud services. Everything from accounting to telecommunications to everyday computing with virtual desktops, it’s all moving to the cloud. It’s not the wave of the future – it’s what’s happening now. Companies are embracing the cloud in droves, seeing the advantages over traditional, read “antiquated,” means of competing on the big stage. … Continued

What went wrong in the days before Super Storm Sandy?

What went wrong in the days before Super Storm Sandy?

“Not only were many firms unsure about whether their galoshes were waterproof,” Bart Chilton, the regulator at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission said, “they hadn’t even tried them on.” Chilton’s sharp-tongued critique is in response to the apparent lack of disaster preparation in the days prior to the Super Storm Sandy. Chilton is still hot … Continued

Data Center Exposure and Recovery in New York City

Data Center Exposure and Recovery in New York City

Hurricane Sandy provided a fascinating opportunity to study the both the level of disaster planning and the resilience of New York City data centers. This article will examine a) what actually happened, b) what was the risk, and c) what are the lessons learned. What Actually Happened? Simply put, data centers in New York were … Continued