Why Your Business Needs Flexible Backup and Recovery

Posted by Maura Mahoney on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

One of the most mundane IT tasks that all tech professionals are familiar with is data backup. When something goes wrong (a user accidentally deletes a file, a server fails without warning, a hacker attacks with malicious code) everyone in the office assumes a backup safety net is in place. But that assumption may be only partially correct. 

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Topics: Disaster Recovery

Why We Love Disaster Recovery (And You Should, Too)

Posted by Rob Williams on Tue, Jan 31, 2017 @ 09:30 AM


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3 Pivotal Ways the Cloud Is Shaping Disaster Recovery

Posted by Rob Williams on Tue, Jan 03, 2017 @ 09:30 AM


By the year 2020, a recent forecast from CIO predicts that the disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) market will grow to $12 billion dollars. CIO also forecasted that SMBs would contribute 40% to the projected growth of the global DRaaS market. If you are weighing your disaster recovery options, it might make sense to study current trends and see how other businesses are investing their disaster recovery budgets. 

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, SaaS, DraaS

3 Trending Disaster Recovery Solutions

Posted by Rob Williams on Tue, Dec 27, 2016 @ 09:30 AM

Disaster recovery (DR) is one of the biggest reasons that organizations are migrating to the cloud in record numbers. Organizations stand to gain great benefits when using a cloud-based DR solution, such as the ability to store data at a remote location. By using a cloud service provider, companies also have access to technology experts who will take care of business data. 

Recent developments in technology have added new and promising disaster recovery capabilities for cloud-based DR and have helped to fuel the recent growth in the popularity of cloud-based DR solutions. In this article, we will examine three of these trends and see how they may influence your DR strategy. 

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Topics: Disaster Recovery

Real Life Disaster Recovery: Saving a Large Distributor

Posted by Rob Williams on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 @ 09:40 AM

A Public Cloud Service is like A Backup IT Department

For a SMB owner, having a public cloud service is like a backup IT department. When his personal D-Day hit, Automatic Distributors owner Jeff Graham was grateful that Oxford Networks was there for him. Jeff and his staff were changing batteries on their server when a live RAID card was removed accidentally, causing the server’s system to crash.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery

Delta Airlines Outage Illustrates the Need for Business Continuity

Posted by Rob Williams on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 @ 09:30 AM

More details are emerging about the cause of the major outage at Delta Airlines, which caused 2,300 cancellations and 7,000 delays in the span of 3 days. 

The outage will most likely cost Delta tens of millions of dollars. After all, in a similar event, Southwest Airlines experienced a malfunctioning router that ended up costing them $54 million after more than 2,000 of their flights were delayed.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery

Does Your Disaster Recovery Match Your IT Environment?

Posted by Rob Williams on Tue, Aug 09, 2016 @ 09:30 AM

Experiencing an IT disaster is not a matter of if, but when. According to IDC, over 70% of companies have suffered up to 10 hours of accidental downtime in the past 12 months. Approximately 27% of these organizations estimated the cost of downtime to range between $10,000 and $99,000 per hour.

Your business loses money every minute your employees are denied access to vital data and mission-critical applications. For this reason, you need a disaster recovery solution that guarantees rapid recovery times.

Unfortunately, many companies are relying on disaster recovery strategies that are more appropriate for physical environments, not today’s virtualized and cloud infrastructures. These legacy disaster recovery solutions use physical replication at a secondary site, instead of taking advantage of the flexibility of virtualization.

Learn about what makes for a good disaster recovery plan
in our eBook, 5 Things You Need to Know to Plan Your IT Disaster Recovery.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, business continuity

How to Simplify Data Center Migration

Posted by Rob Williams on Tue, Aug 02, 2016 @ 09:30 AM

Is it time for you to move your data center? You may be seeing the writing on the wall. Attempts to meet increasing storage needs may have led to server sprawl that eats up energy for cooling and takes up expensive real estate.

Your legacy infrastructure may be unable to meet the performance demands of big data analytics. According to IDC, the volume of valuable data will double by 2020 and 60% of the data will be actionable. If your system experiences long lag times or cannot work with such vast amounts of information, you may be unable to compete when you lose out on real-time insights.

Moving your data center gives you access to state-of-the-art infrastructure resources as well as management and monitoring services. But the migration process can be overwhelming for some companies.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery

5 Reasons You Need a Robust Disaster Recovery Strategy

Posted by Rob Williams on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 @ 09:30 AM

The term disaster recovery inspires images of devastating natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, or earthquakes. While fears about a major disaster are legitimate, they shouldn’t overshadow more common causes for outages and data loss. System failure and data loss happen every day.

Incidents of data loss are increasing every year, not from natural disasters but from attacks by hackers. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, a total of 269 data breaches occurred by April 2016, compromising more than 11.27 million records.

These deliberate attacks make up only a fraction of data loss incidents. Verizon’s 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report found that 29.4% of data security incidents occur through “miscellaneous errors," making them the top cause.

With the odds stacked against your company, you can’t afford to put off developing a comprehensive disaster recovery plan.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery

A Top Notch Pairing: Disaster Recovery in the Cloud

Posted by Rob Williams on Tue, Apr 26, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, Cloud