Continuity Insights spoke with Mark Carroll, Senior Vice President and Business Risk Officer at Income Research + Management, to discuss the cloud, its various business applications and some of the risk factors it brings for business continuity professionals.
In the first installment of this series, Mark Carroll, senior vice president of business risk,...
Sungard Availability Services has announced that it is now a standalone company, following...
Global businesses of all sizes face pervasive technology failures, with more than half...
Continuity takes on special significance for retailers as the holiday shopping season goes into full swing. IT outages aren’t that uncommon at year-end for retailers. Twenty percent of them recorded at least one outage last year.
Continuity Insights sat down with Vasu Subbiah, senior director, product management for Recovery Services at SunGard Availability Services, to learn about the latest developments in cloud services and how these developments might impact disaster recovery.
SMBs are increasingly being forced to do everything that the enterprise organization has to deal with: security, business continuity, compliance, etc. They don’t get any free passes. Yet, they don’t always have the resources to solve the problem.
Compuware Corp. today announced the results of a global survey measuring the financial impact on businesses when technology fails. The results quantify the significant long- and short-term costs to businesses when an IT failure occurs and identify secondary costs in productivity, production waste, customer satisfaction and more.
In this video, J P Morgenthal from EMC Consulting explains how much of the risk concerns for cloud computing have focused on operational risk — the risk of an outage or security breach — while little thought has been given to the organizational risks, how cloud computing changes IT roles, skills and career paths.
Study Finds Enterprise Reliance On ‘Always On’ Systems Necessary To Ensure Continual Business OperationsMay 7, 2013 4:31 pm | News | Comments
SunGard Availability Services released survey results published in an IDC White Paper, sponsored by SunGard Availability Services, Lack of Operational Resilience Will Undermine Enterprise Competitiveness: A Strategy for Availability (April 2013) that identify the competitive advantages of establishing sophisticated systems for maintaining uninterrupted business operations.
EVault, Inc., a Seagate Company, has announced that its market-leading EVault® Cloud Disaster Recovery Service with a guaranteed Service Level Agreement (SLA) is now available from EVault and its partners in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Mail-Gard®, a division of IWCO Direct and one of the nation’s leading providers of critical communication recovery solutions, announced it has partnered with Data Management International (DMI) to offer cloud-based document management recovery services including document capture recovery and document management system archiving.
Silver Peak Systems has introduced a new family of downloadable software products that are purpose-built for storage professionals to accelerate offsite data replication workloads. The new Silver Peak VRX-2, VRX-4 and VRX-8 software products combine data acceleration technology with flexible pricing.
ExaGrid Systems, Inc., the leader in scalable and cost-effective disk-based backup solutions with data deduplication, and ATScloud, the premiere hybrid-cloud solution provider, have announced a partnership to offer cloud-based Disaster Recovery as a Service. New and existing customers can replicate their backup data.
Microsoft unwittingly let an online security certificate expire Friday, triggering a worldwide outage in an online service that stores data for a wide range of business customers. The sloppy housekeeping represents an embarrassing lapse for Microsoft Corp. as the software maker tries to bring in more revenue from the storage service, which is called Azure.
Symantec is focusing on 10 key areas that combine existing products and services into new, innovative and comprehensive solutions that meet multiple customer needs with integrated and higher value offerings. The overall development process is estimated to take six to 24 months depending on the specific offering.
Continuum Vault is a complete end-to-end business continuity solution that features enterprise-class protection, instant virtualization, cloud-based replication and recovery, full monitoring and management support, and optional unlimited cloud storage.
In 2013 the cloud will continue to forge a massive convergence of technologies -- similar to the evolution of the cell phone to the smart phone. "The lines between platform as a service (PaaS) and cloud services brokerages will blur into a conceptual operating system for the 'Web as a platform'."
Netflix service has been fully restored after a Christmas Eve outage denied many the opportunity to stream video on TVs, tablets and PCs. The company, which is based in Los Gatos, California, blames problems with Amazon Web Services, and says it is investigating further.
NaviSite's NaviCloud Platform has been designed to address the critical IT issues confronting organizations, such as cost, agility, reliability and business continuity. The new cloud node is designed to expand the company's cloud capabilities and fulfill the growth and needs of their customers.
Flooded data centers in downtown Manhattan brought down Gawker, Huffington Post and many popular New York-based blogs Tuesday while phone and cable companies were scrambling to assess damage and restore service in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
IO will provide BSSP with Data Center as a Service (DCaaST) delivered out of the IO Phoenix data center. Organizations can use IO DCaaS to support cloud computing, big data, high-availability applications, business continuity/disaster recovery, data center consolidation and other strategic technology initiatives.
This acquisition will enhance Carbonite's SMB offering with the ability to backup databases and file systems to the cloud, and will enable SMBs to obtain all the backup solutions they need from one vendor. Zmanda customers will now also have access to the industry-leading Carbonite Business cloud backup solution for their computers.
American Enterprise Bank operates a total of two branches with approximately $199 million in assets. The bank made the strategic decision to outsource critical components of its IT infrastructure and began gradually moving systems into a hosted environment.
Google's infrastructure czar gives a rare tour of the company's highly secure data center in North Carolina. With 55,200 servers the facility consumes huge amounts of energy, prompting a shift to a more efficient water-based cooling system and a dramatic increase in the server floor temperature from 68°F to 80°F.
iQ Solutions Group, a leader in converged communications, data center solutions, managed services and cloud based solutions, announced today that it has acquired Fidelis Communications, Inc., a provider of solutions including Avaya, ShoreTel, Samsung and Polycom.
Market Storm service bundles are an effective option for enterprise customers looking for an easy on-ramp into the Cloud as well as an efficient way to improve redundancy, reliability and security across its compute infrastructure.
Logicalis can now offer its clients cloud storage solutions designed from the ground up for five nines of data availability with built-in data consistency and self-healing software for continuous data integrity. Nirvanix's secure, highly granular multi-tenancy capabilities enable Logicalis' customers to create a subaccount for each branch office.
IT-Lifeline, a provider of comprehensive disaster recovery and testing solutions for the financial services industry, today announced the addition of its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to its comprehensive disaster recovery solution for organizations that need to speed up their ability to recover workstations in the event of a natural disaster or power outage.
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