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As Data Concerns Grow, Can DRaaS Help Business Continuity Professionals?

April 16, 2015 11:54 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Articles | Comments

As organizations gather more data and turn to cloud-based solutions to store it, disaster recovery has become an even bigger focus.  Some companies have turned to disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) solutions in an effort to find a balance between cost efficiency and security.

Virtual Corporation & iDashboards Partner To Provide Real-Time Data Visualization To The Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Space

August 26, 2013 10:20 am | News | Comments

iDashboards, leader in Business Intelligence (BI) dashboard software, has announced a...

SunGard Availability Services Announces Managed Oracle Services

June 7, 2013 3:53 pm | News | Comments

SunGard Availability Services has announced support for virtualized platforms for its SunGard...

Paragon Software Reinforces Its Business Strategy To Safeguard SMBs

February 19, 2013 9:43 am | News | Comments

Hard Disk Manager 12 Business Edition is a perfect backup, disaster recovery and data storage...

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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.

Transfreight Protects Mission Critical Applications With Zerto

October 9, 2012 9:25 am | News | Comments

Transfreight implemented ZVR to protect several mission critical production applications, including Microsoft SQL Server, Great Plains, Exchange, TMW Suite, ADP and Yard Smart. The applications were previously being replicated between two main datacenters in Kitchener and Cambridge, and Transfreight required very aggressive service levels to ensure no interruption to its North American customers.

Dell Continues To Expand Cloud Services

August 24, 2012 9:00 am | News | Comments

Dell is unveiling new and expanded cloud services to enable customers to select solutions that will help drive business results, whether they need strict security and compliance, large or small workload capabilities, real-time storage and retrieval, or quick and easy online access for configuring their cloud services.


Hitachi Data Systems & VMware Help Customers Further Scale IT Infrastructures & Accelerate Cloud Deployments

August 21, 2012 9:37 am | News | Comments

With the expanded partnership, Hitachi Data Systems will bundle VMware cloud infrastructure software and sell individual software licenses to provide organizations with complete, converged infrastructure solutions, services and support.

Double-Take 6.0 Expands Industry-Leading Global Business Continuity Services

June 5, 2012 9:51 am | News | Comments

Double-Take 6.0 helps companies protect profitability and reputation by providing affordable real-time asynchronous data replication, enabling immediate recovery from any system outage.

Doyenz Partners With Symantec To Power Cloud-Based Recovery Service For Virtual Environments

February 6, 2012 6:15 am | News | Comments

Doyenz Inc.'s cloud-based recovery technology was selected by Symantec to power the new Cloud DR Option available as part of Backup Exec 2012, a service that enables customers to recover VMware environments in the Cloud in less than 15 minutes.

SunGard Availability Services Improves Service Quality & Streamlines Global Operations

December 26, 2011 6:35 pm | News | Comments

The new capabilities deliver unique value for managing traditional fixed IT infrastructure, and are a must with dynamic, virtualized and cloud-based infrastructure.

Why Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Will Take Hold In 2012

December 19, 2011 11:29 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

CI speaks with Ziv Kedem, CEO of Zerto, about the surge of virtual servers in 2011, the performance characteristics of Cloud-based disaster recovery and why 2012 will be the year of disaster recovery-as-a-service.


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.

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.

Disaster Recovery & Data Protection

October 3, 2011 10:03 am | News | Comments

Acronis® Backup & Recovery™ 11 helps protect data and systems by addressing disaster recovery and data protection needs across physical, virtual and cloud environments.

IBM Unveils New Hybrid Cloud Solution For The Enterprise

August 25, 2011 8:30 am | News | Comments

New offering will connect, manage and secure software-as-a-service and on-premise applications.

Survey Says Virtualization Can Play Major Role in Disaster Recovery - But Not Provide Complete Solution

August 31, 2009 8:00 pm | Articles | Comments

A large majority of information technology (IT) executives say virtualization technologies can play a major role in a disaster recovery plan—but these technologies are not a complete solution, according to the results of the recent "State of Disaster Recovery" survey conducted by Harris Interactive. While many IT decision makers say they have deployed virtualization, survey data show most had not yet utilized the technology in a disaster recovery situation.


Moving, Managing, Maintaining Data in a Virtual World

May 4, 2008 8:00 pm | by Ed Harnish | Articles | Comments

So, you've virtualized your computers (data center). Now what? If you have gone virtual, you are already convinced of the myriad benefits that virtualization offers. But what are some of the risks? What happens after you've put 10 virtual machin...

High Availability and Virtualization: (R)Evolutionary Technologies for Business Continuity?

May 4, 2008 8:00 pm | Articles | Comments

Virtualization and highly available technologies have been around since the early 1980s and yet never really gained traction as a solution for business continuity. So what’s changed? This session will explore recent BCM and enterprise resiliency...

Disaster Recovery: Doing the Basics Better

December 31, 2007 7:00 pm | by Mark Hughes and Robert DiLossi | Articles | Comments

The more things change, the more they (must) stay the same. As an industry, we've gone through significant leaps and bounds to make disaster recovery and business continuity easier. But an Achilles heel of many organizations is the tendency to focus on the latest and greatest technology, without paying due attention to the equally critical components of people, processes, and planning. In fact, as technology grows more complex and advanced, there's an even greater likelihood organizations won't pay enough attention to these elements because they erroneously think that technology has the job covered.

Final Thoughts: A People-Focused Approach

October 31, 2007 8:00 pm | by Ron LaPedis and Rodrigo Naranjo | Articles | Comments

The list of natural and man-made disasters that businesses have had to contend with has increased dramatically in the last few years. Disruptions resulting from these disasters have rippled across just-in-time supply chains, shaken entire industries, and taken their toll on employee, customer, and partner relations.

The Data Dilemma

October 31, 2007 8:00 pm | by The Staff | Articles | Comments

Continuous data protection, high availability, data backup, data security, what does it all really mean? And what does it mean to business continuity professionals? We all know that business continuity has its roots in IT, springing from data center disaster recovery plans. And as business continuity has evolved and changed, it has, in many cases, moved out of IT. Today, the people who are responsible for business continuity, crisis management, security, and the like often don't have strong IT backgrounds. So how are they to know if their data is really protected, accessible, and valid?


April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Dennis Wenk Advisory Solution Architect | Articles | Comments

Virtualization is blazing new trails and there is much uncertainty and confusion surrounding its benefit. While resiliency and continuity are not directly dependent upon virtualization, virtualization provides greater degrees of simplicity and a...

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