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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.

New Guide Identifies Top Three Cybersecurity Game Changers

June 21, 2013 3:28 pm | News | Comments

Cybercrime is on the rise, but will grow even faster if organizations ignore an emerging group...

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...

Vision Solutions iTERA Availability 6.1 Delivers Improved Business Continuity For IBM i

January 22, 2013 10:23 am | News | Comments

iTERA Availability 6.1 provides businesses with the ability to virtually eliminate both planned...

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UC&C Network Performance & Optimization Solution

January 8, 2013 9:45 am | News | Comments

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 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.

Facebook Glitch Keeps Some Users From Site

December 11, 2012 11:00 am | News | Comments

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.

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Enterprise DDoS Mitigation Technology

December 10, 2012 1:38 pm | News | Comments

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.

Computer Problems At United Delay Travelers

November 20, 2012 9:59 am | by JOSHUA FREED & SAMANTHA BOMKAMP, AP Airlines Writers | News | Comments

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 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.

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. 

Fiber-Optic Outage Cripples Alaska Airlines, Thousands Delayed

October 9, 2012 9:34 am | by DOUG ESSER, Associated Press | News | Comments

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.

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RagingWire Announces Issuance Of US Patent For 100% Available Facility Power

October 5, 2012 10:38 am | News | Comments

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.

Doing More With Less: Recovery Services

September 17, 2012 1:02 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

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.

GoDaddy Web Outage Takes Out Small-Business Sites

September 11, 2012 11:03 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

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 Clients

April 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.

Think About Never Failing, Not How To Recover

April 24, 2012 12:56 pm | by Dennis Wenk, Symantec | Blogs | Comments

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.

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2011-2012 Continuity Insights & KPMG LLP Global Business Continuity Management Program Benchmarking Study

April 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.

Lights Out Football: Candlestick Park In The Dark

December 20, 2011 4:57 am | News | Comments

Players and officials wait for power to be restored at Candlestick Park during the biggest game for the 49ers since 2003.

Power Outages Delay Steelers-49ers Prime Time Matchup

December 20, 2011 4:44 am | by ANTONIO GONZALEZ, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

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.

Newspaper Achieves 50 Percent Cost Savings Through Server Virtualization & Offsite Data Center

November 29, 2011 5:26 am | News | Comments

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.

Cyber Monday Online Sales Up 18 Percent

November 29, 2011 5:14 am | by MAE ANDERSON, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

Traffic has been up substantially since the Monday before Thanksgiving as retailers promoted online deals earlier than ever.

Facebook's Data Center & Contingency Plans

November 22, 2011 7:50 am | News | Comments

Facebook imagined a variety of potential hazards, from central Oregon wildfires to volcanoes in the Cascades.

Modern Worksite Recovery Solution

November 22, 2011 6:35 am | News | Comments

Worksite recovery at Data Foundry’s Texas 1 facility can be rapidly deployed and offers integrated security features, workstations, wireless access, and media and conference rooms.

Cloud Management Dashboard (Beta)

November 22, 2011 5:27 am | News | Comments

CloudFloor users can manage trade-offs between cloud cost, performance, availability and regulatory compliance.

Single Interface For Managing Virtualization & Availability

November 15, 2011 5:24 am | News | Comments

Neverfail 6.6 introduces the Virtual Availability Director and SRMXtender for VMware, adds site level disaster recovery, simplifies business application availability and provides systems management integration.

Japanese Company Reveals Flaws In Business Continuity Plans, Focuses On Supply Chain

October 18, 2011 10:58 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | News | Comments

"Due to the significant scale of the disaster, the assumptions that we used to establish our BCPs failed to include ancillary factors that might prevent stable production."

BlackBerry Maker Apologizes For Outages, Offers Free Apps

October 18, 2011 9:00 am | by ROB GILLIES, Associated Press | News | Comments

Trying to make amends for massive outages last week, Research In Motion on Monday promised BlackBerry users free premium apps and a month of technical support.

AT&T Disaster Recovery Exercise Simulates Network Disaster In D.C.

October 18, 2011 7:47 am | News | Comments

The exercises simulate the loss of a network office due to disaster and are designed to test, refine and strengthen AT&T's business continuity and disaster recovery services in order to minimize network downtime.

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