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Scaling Backup Capacity the Easy Way

September 19, 2014 11:36 am | by Chris Schin, VP of Products, Zetta.net | Blogs | Comments

Chris Schin, Vice President of Products for Zetta.net, discusses storage capacity, how it is increasing and the difficulty that causes when backing up data.  He discusses using cloud-based storage as a way to alleviate the ever-increasing amount of data most companies are faced with.

Results of Unitrends Data Governance Survey are In

September 16, 2014 9:11 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Articles | Comments

Results of the Unitrends and Continuity Insights...

Continuity Q&A:The Cloud

June 16, 2014 9:10 am | Articles | Comments

Continuity Insights spoke with Mark Carroll, Senior Vice President and Business Risk Officer at...

The Roles of the Cloud Provider and the Customer

May 13, 2014 10:43 am | Videos | Comments

In the first installment of this series, Mark Carroll, senior vice president of business risk,...

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Sungard Availability Services Now An Independent Company

April 1, 2014 11:00 am | by Sungard AS | News | Comments

Sungard Availability Services has announced that it is now a standalone company, following its split-off from SunGard Data Systems Inc. The new company will remain headquartered in Wayne, PA.                                                       

Technology Failures Cost Billions In Lost Productivity

December 19, 2013 5:21 pm | News | Comments

Global businesses of all sizes face pervasive technology failures, with more than half registering a significant technology failure within the past year and 81 percent indicating they had the same fiasco occur multiple times, a survey found.     

For Retailers, The Holiday Season Is All About IT Continuity

December 17, 2013 10:11 am | by Afshin Shams, Enterprise Cloud Sales Specialist, SunGard Availability Services. | Articles | Comments

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. 

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Continuity Q&A: Disaster Recovery Evolves In The Cloud

October 29, 2013 10:10 am | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Articles | Comments

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.

Continuity Q&A: Barry Weber On Resilience Through Cloud & Automation

September 10, 2013 9:34 am | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Articles | Comments

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. 

Short-Term Price Tag Per IT Failure Averages $10.8M

July 9, 2013 9:15 am | News | Comments

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.

Cloud Risks: More Organizational Than Operational

June 21, 2013 12:54 pm | by EMC | Videos | Comments

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 Operations

May 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.

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EVault Launches Industry-Pioneering Cloud Disaster Recovery Service In EMEA

April 17, 2013 3:24 pm | News | Comments

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 Partners With DMI To Expand Service Offering

April 12, 2013 5:36 pm | News | Comments

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 Releases Do-It-Yourself Software For Accelerating Offsite Replication

March 29, 2013 3:14 pm | News | Comments

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 & ATScloud Partner To Offer Secure Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery

March 10, 2013 3:44 pm | by BUSINESS WIRE | News | Comments

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 Lapse Causes Outages In Azure Service

February 26, 2013 10:58 am | News | Comments

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.

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Symantec Announces New Corporate Strategy

January 29, 2013 10:19 am | News | Comments

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 Announces New BDR Revive Solution

January 14, 2013 10:48 am | News | Comments

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.

Top 10 Transformational Impacts Of The Cloud In 2013

December 26, 2012 1:26 pm | News | Comments

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 Suffers Outage, Blames Amazon

December 26, 2012 12:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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 Announces Newest NaviCloud Node

November 26, 2012 3:22 pm | News | Comments

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 Center Takes Down Websites

October 30, 2012 2:00 pm | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

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 Announces Data Center-As-A-Service Contract With Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners

October 26, 2012 10:51 am | News | Comments

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.

Carbonite To Acquire Zmanda

October 19, 2012 10:12 am | News | Comments

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 Implements Multiple Hosted Solutions From Safe Systems

October 19, 2012 9:26 am | News | Comments

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.

Inside Google's Data Center

October 18, 2012 10:27 am | News | Comments

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 Announces Acquisition Of Fidelis Communications

October 15, 2012 2:43 pm | News | Comments

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.

FiberMedia Group Launches 'Market Storm' Colocation & Cloud Solutions

September 28, 2012 10:49 am | News | Comments

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.

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