When Katrina hit in 2005, Murphy Exploration and Production Company, USA was among the many companies impacted by the devastation. Challenged to implement a new infrastructure quickly with more business continuity considerations, Murphy deployed Virtuozzo across its server infrastructure.
Published By: Astrocom
Published Date: Dec 13, 2007
Enterprises with mission critical applications are exploring the benefits of disaster recovery sites for their data centers to ensure business continuity. Special network technology is needed to ensure that site failover and failback occurs reliably and predictably. An ideal solution should provide reliable network connections, manage inbound and outbound traffic over multiple WAN links, failover to a secondary data center if all links at the primary data center are down, and eliminate deployment barriers and costs of multi-homing with BGP (Border Gateway Protocol).
This white paper provides a basic understanding of the building blocks of IT and business continuity—from understanding the concepts of disaster recovery and information availability to calculating the business impact of downtime and selecting the right software solution.
This paper presents an overview of iSeries high availability to companies that are beginning to explore this powerful business continuity technology. The critical components of high availability solutions are detailed in this paper, including data replication engines, system monitors, role swap capabilities, and the importance of autonomic processes.
If you need more than tape backup to protect your critical applications running on AIX operating environments, download this white paper and learn your options and strategies, including how new technologies have significantly improved the recovery time and data recovery points for AIX.
For IT departments looking to bring their AIX environments up to the next step in data protection, IBM’s PowerHA (HACMP) connects multiple servers to shared storage via clustering. This offers automatic recovery of applications and system resources if a failure occurs with the primary server.
Companies of all sizes realize that near real-time business recovery is no longer a nice-to-have – it is becoming a new corporate must have. Competition, regulations and the 24x7 nature of businesses all push for continual application and data availability under almost any circumstances.
The AODA currently provides IT support and management for 32 remote offices serving approximately 1,000 end users. In a field dependent upon the highest standards of data integrity, protection and retention, it was critical for the AODA to implement the disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity solutions necessary for fulfillment of its objectives.
Utah State University is nationally and internationally recognized for its intellectual and technological leadership in land, water, space and life enhancement. Providing education for more than 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Utah State relies on technology to support its innovative initiatives including campus-wide wireless networking, a recent partnership with Google, and a unified email system.
Virtually every organization understands that its successful operation depends on the continuous
availability of its applications. Most companies rely on internal applications-ranging from enterprise resource planning to payroll systems-to keep the wheels of their enterprise turning. They also depend on external-facing applications for everything from selling products to their customers to automating the supply chain with suppliers and partners. The failure of any of
these mission-critical applications could be catastrophic to a business.
Published By: Unitrends
Published Date: Mar 30, 2010
Clouds are all the rage right now. And the truth is that cloud-based computing can be a tremendous value. Cloud-based computing is not just an opportunity for a bunch of venture capitalists hanging out at Sand Hill Road, it's a wonderful chance for small and medium businesses to take a step toward aligning their information technology spend to increase their focus on revenue-generating opportunities.
The IBM Business Continuity Index rates the performance and maturity of business continuity programs. Organizations all over the world completed the survey. In this white paper, learn statistics about the global state of business continuity and where your business may sit on a scale from exposed to mature.
In the past, server, storage and data center redundancy were the only options that met corporate resilience objectives. Read this white paper to gain an understanding of the resiliency challenges facing organizations today and how you can transition to cloud-based resiliency.
Buy-and-hold strategies can actually add costs to the datacenter, as systems age in place. Not only do hardware maintenance and software maintenance fees rise, over time – but the aging of applications also costs the organization money. Investing in a transition from POWER5 to POWER7 resulted in a return on investment (ROI) of more than 150 percent over three years.An insightful and and compelling discussion by IDC that reviews the primary reason for maintaining current systems -- Return on Investment. IDC studied IBM Power Systems sites that remained on the POWER5 platform long after its initial introduction in 2004. When comparisons to the succeeding generation of POWER7 are made, customers have found that the increase in scalability and performance of POWER7 systems, combined with a reduction in server "footprint" size and overall electrical requirements, resulted in significant reductions in ongoing costs, or opex, per 100 end users supported.
HP helped plan and deliver secure, next generation infrastructures for Kraft Foods Inc.’s launch as two independent public companies. Read how this fast-paced drive toward business agility through client virtualization and a versatile cloud architecture lowered operational costs, increased efficiencies, and improved resource control; giving the two giant “start-ups” the ability to be immediately productive.
Learn how HP Recovery Center played a vital role in the business continuity of this Irish finance house, providing the flexibility and expertise needed to transfer trading and business operations within four hours. The HP continuity solution protected Goodbody’s corporate reputation while meeting regulatory requirements, and more importantly, resulted in no disruption or loss of business for their external customers.
HP created and implemented a disaster recovery plan for BAT Italia, across data and desktop, to comply with the Group’s global standards. Read how the HP approach consolidated the existing server infrastructure and planned a new disaster recovery site. And ongoing, flexible support provides a quarterly review of processes and application and hardware refreshes, thus ensuring business continuity, for the first time, across the entire business.
Today’s complex, rapidly changing IT environments require dynamic continuity programs. Your peers are reassessing both the service provider model and the internal alternative for business continuity. It’s time to learn the ins and outs of enterprise-class cloud-based continuity. Examine how traditional IT operations can be recovered to the cloud. Explore the requirements of the disaster-recovery-as-a-service model. Understand the key issues to evaluate when considering a cloud-oriented approach to disaster recovery.
Published By: Storiant
Published Date: Mar 16, 2015
This Technology Spotlight examines the issues that are driving organizations to replace older archive and backup-and-restore systems with business continuity and always-available solutions that can scale to handle extreme data growth while leveraging a cloudbased pricing model.
Today data is the new currency of business. But many organizations have yet to make the most of data insights that drive better outcomes. This e-book describes how businesses can manage information with greater efficiency, speed and continuity for improved ROI through.
Making changes to your business strategy can often create new risks. If your business continuity management (BCM) plan is not part of an organization-wide, integrated program, it may not evolve to address these new risks. Understand which practices can be followed to successfully protect your organization’s business operations and reputation with a proactive, business-centric approach to BCM that highlights critical practices.
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