Published By: Backupify
Published Date: Jul 15, 2013
The data that resides within Salesforce.com is arguably some of an organization’s most valuable data for all current and future revenue – including contacts, purchase history, lead information, reports on prospects, sales quotes, signed contracts, and customer invoices. Salesforce has a robust data center and the infrastructure to protect your data from hardware failure, even on a catastrophic scale. However, it does not protect you from user error or data being overwritten.
New digital technology now makes it feasible to integrate process control and SIF within a common automation infrastructure. While this can provide productivity and asset management benefits, if not done correctly, it can also compromise the safety and security of an industrial operation. Cybersecurity and sabotage vulnerability further accentuate the need for securing the safety instrumented system (SIS).
Certainly, a common platform approach using similar hardware and software dedicated for control and safety functions, respectively, can provide the potential for cost savings. However, it is widely acknowledged that utilizing separate, independent, and diverse hardware/software for safety and control is the optimal way to protect against potentially catastrophic common cause and systematic design and application errors.
Different vendors offer varied degrees of integration and solutions. The question is: how to provide an integrated control and safety solution with advanced functionality and productivity without compromising safety and security? And, where do users draw the line?
A third-party (e.g., TÜV) certification of the hardware/software systems to IEC 61508 specifications carries significant advantages, but should this be the only criterion? How does a third-party certificate extend to the plant’s overall assignment of risk reduction credits for all independent protection layers (IPL)? Control system embedded safety logic solvers may actually increase the SIL requirements of the SIF if no credit is allowed for the distributed control system (DCS) as an IPL.
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Published By: Aventail
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
Disaster recovery is not only needed for catastrophic events like natural disasters or pandemics, but for any event, like a snow storm or power outage that keeps your workers from getting to the office and disrupts your business. This white paper by business continuity expert Tim Clark of Fact Point Group, explores best practices for disaster recovery and the key role of SSL VPNs in that process.
Today's business drives application use, but it is how these applications are deployed and managed that can deliver differentiation value to the business. Whether your challenge is one of scale, optimization, heterogeneity or complexity – learn how flexibility can be built in at the application layer. Download this analyst bulletin today!
Business continuity and disaster recovery are made more difficult by the pace of business change. Adapting to market changes requires proactive IT. For the first time, you can consolidate business continuity and disaster recovery (DR) planning in a heterogeneous IT environment with a single, central automated solution.
High availability (HA) configurations seek to bring downtime to zero - but can increase complexity across the IT organization, often in the form of excess technology, financial, and human capital investments. Learn how application virtualization can reduce planned and unplanned downtime, and deliver greater flexibility.
This brief examines how application virtualization can compress the development and test cycle, accelerating time-to-market, while reducing risk and complexity. This brief highlights the impact of centralized command and control of application deployment and execution.
This technical white paper reviews the principal tenets of application virtualization; freeing application configurations from OS and infrastructure; gaining centralized command and control over system resources; and dynamically allocating resources to applications based on demand.
Affordable System x Express servers from IBM include features designed to keep your data safe and rapidly accessible. This e-kit includes white papers, datasheets and product guides for individual products, as well as overviews that help you compare systems and storage solutions so you can choose what works best for your business.
Published By: Magonaga
Published Date: Jan 17, 2007
This white paper examines how the failure to structure equitable relationships, establish ethical foundations for action and correct blinding group think led to the catastrophic death of a specific corporate organism.
In this paper we present three case studies using online and offline motor analysis to prevent catastrophic motor failures. The online and offline analysis in our case studies use a battery of standard electrical tests including Current Signature Analysis (CSA) and Demodulated Current Spectrum Analysis (DCSA).
“Medical grade DC/DC converters” is an often used, but more often abused, description of a class of converters that are increasingly in demand. What are actually the particular requirements that medical applications place on DC/DC converters?
Hopefully your business will never have to experience a major disaster. But having an effective disaster recovery plan with sufficient documentation, adequate testing, and well trained staff will increase your chances of survival when faced with a minor or major catastrophe.
The Dell Compellent vSphere Plug-In currently under development will enable data center administrators to manage many aspects of Dell Compellent Fluid Data storage directly through the VMware vSphere client. This demo video shows how to leverage the integration to provision and map storage volumes for VMFS datastores, create storage profiles for automated tiering and continuous snapshots, and recover datastores to virtually any point in time - all through a single interface. (4 min)
Enterprise Manager provides a single storage resource management (SRM) interface for one or more Compellent SANs. The software also integrates with VMware vCenter to enhance server and storage visibility and manageability. This demo video shows how to use Enterprise Manager to collect VM host and guest storage statistics from vCenter, create, map and rescan storage volumes, and then format the volumes with VMFS to create datastores or assign the volumes as RDMs to a virtual machine. (3 min)
In this white paper, John Pescatore of SANS Institute explores how DDoS is used as part of advanced targeted attacks (ATAs) and describes how DDoS detection and prevention tools and techniques can be used against ATAs as well. Today’s DDoS attacks, as damaging as they are, sometimes mask even more threatening and dangerous advanced targeted threats. The good news is that some of the same tools that can detect the footprints of DDoS attacks can also find the telltale signs of ATAs. To be successful, though, enterprises need to coordinate their use of both types of logs and adjust their monitoring parameters correctly. They must also eliminate operational gaps, such as unclear lines of security authority, and limit the use of managed security services that can deprive enterprise security managers of the data they need to detect and stop DDoS attacks and ATAs.
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eDataSource compares certain quarterly email engagement metrics across five somewhat similar retailers, based on our visibility into the email activity of 50,000 brands, and how their customers are engaging with those emails.
Among the many useful elements of eDataSource’s visibility into the email activity of 50,000 brands is what we can see of how each subscriber in an email marketer’s audience is being mailed by specific other brands. This view provides a picture of which other brands are competing against yours for attention in your audience’s inboxes.
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