It’s a fact: nearly 48 percent of first-time Disaster Recovery (DR) plan implementations fail due to inaccurate estimates of necessary resources. Due in large part to faulty methods of estimating resource requirements, such as analyzing logs generated by tape backup software, organizations come to conclusions that are drastically wrong.
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.
During challenging economic times, companies are increasingly questioning every budget dollar they spend. Furthermore, companies are reviewing their core vendor relationships to assess which partnerships have lived up to their expectations vs. which have overpromised and under delivered.
Disaster recovery involves continuous data availability and much more. Companies that understand the key steps to ensuring smooth recovery from a disaster can choose solutions that meet today’s need and tomorrow’s. This white paper explains the five steps that are necessary to develop and implement a disaster recovery plan, and recommends tools, techniques and best practices to make your efforts a success.
The concept of Continuous Data Technologies (CDT) emerged on the scene two years ago, and is now transforming the data storage industry. Nearly every major storage vendor has one or more CDT products in their offering roadmap, in addition to a vital community of emerging vendors who are the true innovators in this space.
Replication has become a catchall phrase that while gaining in allure is also gaining in confusion – especially in the mid-tier where data is just as important as the high-end, but IT staffing and budgets are far more limited. IT people as well as vendors have a tendency to lump all data movement functions together as replication, regardless of the method or the reason.
Leveraging DR-Scout: Howard Rice Lowers TCO and Streamlines Backups with a Disaster Recovery Solution Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin P.C. is a San Francisco-based law firm with leading national and international practices, representing entities and individuals across a comprehensive range of practice areas.
Banking on DR: HeritageBank of the South’s Investment in Disaster Recovery Software Yields High Returns HeritageBank of the South is a community-oriented regional bank serving southwest Georgia and north central Florida. Founded in 1955, the company offers personal banking, commercial banking and investment services through eight full-service offices.
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.
Virtualization is a revolutionary technology that has emerged as one of the hottest trends in the IT segment. If you are not already leveraging the server virtualization wave as a means to deploy cost effective Disaster Recovery, then use this paper as a catalyst to transform your business today: virtualization enables greater efficiencies, faster application and data recovery, and overall cost savings.
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