Sony's online PlayStation store was inaccessible to users for part of Monday in the latest possible cyberattack on the electronics and entertainment company. Sony Computer Entertainment in Tokyo said Monday the problem lasted two hours but has been fixed globally. It said the cause is under investigation, but there is no sign of any material being stolen.
Hybrid clouds are making it possible for...
Continuity Insights and Dell hosted their webinar, “Dealing with Disasters at Dell,” which...
Dr. Bill Highleyman, Managing Editor of Availability Digest, discusses Distributed Denial of...
Dell and Continuity Insights' webinar "Dealing With Disasters at Dell: Lessons Learned and Solutions Found," will take place Thursday, Oct. 30. The webinar was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 28. Those interested in signing up for the free webinar may do so here.
Dr. Bill Highleyman, Managing Editor of Availability Digest, discusses Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, including botnets, various attack strategies and how they can impact an organization. This is part one of a two part series on DDoS attacks.
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.
Cybercrime is on the rise, but will grow even faster if organizations ignore an emerging group of cybersecurity game changers: always-on connectivity, an increasingly IT-centric society, and a new class system that separates people by technology skills. ISACA’s latest guide examines the impact of these game changers and how to manage and transform security.
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.
iTERA Availability 6.1 provides businesses with the ability to virtually eliminate both planned and unplanned downtime by maintaining a secondary system that is kept up to date in real time. The updated version of iTERA Availability delivers enterprise-level audit technology and simplified installation for both small and mid-size markets.
Ipanema Technologies, the leading provider of Application Performance Guarantee solutions for business efficiency, today launched a powerful partnership with Polycom, Inc. This partnership will enable companies to have full visibility and control of their business critical applications over their networks.
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.
The social networking site with over 1 billion users worldwide says on Monday it made a change to its domain name system setup. The change resulted in some users temporarily not being able to reach the site. The problem was detected and the site is now fully back.
Pravail APS protects enterprises that rely on Internet availability, securing business continuity and availability by automatically neutralizing application-layer DDoS attacks before they impact critical services. Arbor's Peakflow SP Threat Management System provides up to 40Gbps mitigation capacity.
A computer outage at United Airlines delayed thousands of travelers on Thursday and embarrassed the airline at a time when it's trying to win back customers after glitches earlier this year. The two-hour outage held up a total of 636 of the 5,679 United flights scheduled for Thursday, the airline said.
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.
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.
The problems started shortly before 8 a.m. Monday when computers the airline uses to check in passengers went down, forcing employees to board travelers manually — in some instances sticking handwritten flight numbers to computer monitors. The problem was caused by a combination of two cut cables in Sprint's fiber-optic network.
This highly available approach has two redundant paths (2N) from the utility power to the server rack and a collection of interconnected bus network topologies that provide dynamic access to a pool of generators, uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs), and batteries.
Continuity Insights speaks with Walt Thomasson, Managing Director at Rentsys Recovery Services, about how business continuity professionals can streamline their organizations’ disaster recovery solutions, mobile recovery trends, the importance of testing, and recovering multiple locations.
Thousands and possibly millions of websites hosted by GoDaddy.com went down for several hours on Monday, causing trouble for the mainly small businesses that rely on the service. A Twitter feed that claimed to be affiliated with the "Anonymous" hacker group said it was behind the outage, but that couldn't be confirmed.
StratITsphere, ScaleMatrix Announce Data Center Partnership to Provide Greater Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity To ClientsApril 30, 2012 12:07 pm | News | Comments
Colocation customers of two data centers in Texas and California will enjoy greater protection from disasters thanks to a new alliance announced today.
The cost of recovery outstrips the cost of prevention by two to three times — recovery is becoming obsolete. In the new world of big data, private clouds, and mobile computing we need to think about never failing, not how to recover. Our views on recovery must be replaced with the notion of continuous service and resilient operations.
2011-2012 Continuity Insights & KPMG LLP Global Business Continuity Management Program Benchmarking StudyApril 10, 2012 12:51 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | White Papers
The complex environment in which businesses operate today creates the need for sophisticated business continuity management (BCM) programs that address a wide range of threats, including natural disasters, technology issues and manmade incidents. It is also important that these programs stay in sync with the strategic goals of the organization. The 2011-2012 Continuity Insights & KPMG LLP Global Business Continuity Management Program Benchmarking Study is a comprehensive look at the current state of BCM programs and the drivers for further program development.
Players and officials wait for power to be restored at Candlestick Park during the biggest game for the 49ers since 2003.
Two power outages delayed the Niners' 20-3 Monday night win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, first just before kickoff and again early in the second quarter after the stadium moved to a backup power source.
The IT transformation included the migration from 50 outmoded physical servers housed onsite to an outsourced network of four physical and 60 virtual servers in a secure Venyu facility.
Traffic has been up substantially since the Monday before Thanksgiving as retailers promoted online deals earlier than ever.
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