A Disaster Recovery Plan covers the data, hardware and software critical for a business to restart operations in the event of a natural or human-caused disaster. It should also include plans for coping with the unexpected or sudden loss of key personnel.
2 Page Written Case Study on Consolidated Communications that discusses the challenges they were facing and how IBM's Predictive Insights capability helped them find problems in their network infrastructure before they actually occurred.
A new kind of storage architecture allows IT to consolidate remote servers and data in the data center by decoupling storage from its server over any distance and still get the same performance as if the storage remained local to the branch. Learn how organizations can now consolidate remote infrastructure to increase security and efficiency, without impacting performance in branch offices
As enterprises focus on consolidation of data centers, they continue to expand the roles and numbers of branch offices, often in locations that are difficult to support and protect. Learn to extend the virtual edge of the data center to branch offices, enabling complete consolidation of servers and data, improving security, and providing LAN performance at the edge via the WAN.
As organizations consolidate backup and disaster recovery operations, WAN optimization plays a key role in mitigating risk without sacrificing performance. Discover a new architectural approach that extends the virtual edge of the data center to the branch for complete server and data consolidation without a performance compromise.
One natural disaster could devastate a small private practice. Due to limited resources, physicians must design and implement a comprehensive, effective disaster recovery plan (DRP). Identifying potential areas of risk, creating contingency plans, and testing DRPs is the only way to protect a practice in the event of a disaster. Additionally, investing in the right technology is critical for small businesses when regaining operations after an unexpected downtime.
Kaspersky Lab's latest whitepaper, "Cutting Complexity – Simplifying Security" looks at how the latest IT Systems Management solutions can simplify and automate a vast range of routine IT management tasks.
SANS Institute looks at how network attacks can be avoided by utilizing a SIEM platform that combines historical data with real-time data from network sources and security policies for better, more accurate reporting.
Executive Summary: In November 2012, Vmware Commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Vmware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM). The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of the VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manger on their organizations. Please download the white paper to learn more.
PC life-cycle management (PCLM) solutions primarily focus on deploying or moving an application or an operating environment to a new user location. Functions include packaging, distributing, installing , and updating an application or an operating environment. These solutions provide a certain level of automation and are certainly more advanced than dealing strictly with scripts. However, they have complex workflows and do not provide the highest level of automation. In today's multidevice world, where the average user carries three or more devices, this paradigm alone is not agile enough for modern end users.
VMware® Horizon Mirage™ is a layered image management solution that separates a PC into logical layers that either IT or the user own and manage. IT-owned layers are typically OS and corporate applications while user-owned layers consist of their own files and applications. The Horizon Mirage solution enables:
• Updates to individual IT-managed layers, such as core operating system files and
common business applications, without disrupting other layers, all while maintaining
user data and installed applications.
• Simpler backup by taking snapshots of layered images, enabling desktop disaster
recovery and helping to ensure continued end-user productivity.
Organizations today are reevaluating their security strategies as they move their data and applications to the cloud. This whitepaper by Bloor Research discusses the challenges of security in the cloud and how the use of cloud-based services will enable organizations of all sizes, from the very smallest to multinational enterprises, to put trust back into the security equation.
Offsite data replication is key to ensuring ongoing business operations, but it can be complex and costly, especially when performed over long distances.
Join this discussion to discover how you can apply fast, cost effective and reliable remote replication that can:
• Meet Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) by reducing remote replication times by up to 20X
• Reduce bandwidth costs and extend replication distances
• Lower storage costs while increasing storage flexibility
• Leverage emerging cloud and virtualization technologies for better offsite disaster recovery
Hear from the experts and users at Dell Compellent, Silver Peak and AlaskaUSA discuss essential data replication strategies and technologies.
Will your disaster recovery plan work when the time comes? It's a hard determination for any organization to make. But in IBM's experience, the answer is often "no." Disaster recovery plans often fail because organization have based their recovery strategies on outdated assumptions. Read this white paper to learn seven common misconceptions about disaster recovery. You'll also discover how new technologies can help modernize disaster recovery efforts.
Many IT executive view cloud computing as an attractive platform for data backup. They know cloud can help protect business-critical data and provide near-ubiquitous information access. But while having a cloud-based solution is valuable, developing one in-house is tricky. That's why many organizations want to contract with a third-party cloud provider for cloud-based data backup. Read this buyer's guide to learn how to choose a provider to suit your business needs.
The necessity of building a disaster recovery model to ensure that services can be delivered nonstop with minimal data loss is not easy or inexpensive. Read this research report to learn how the cloud offers companies an alternative, allowing for rapid recovery and minimal data loss, and without the high costs.
Disaster recovery has become a necessary component of organizations' IT plans, but that flat IT budget makes it harder and harder to protect critical business applications. Read this white paper to learn how cloud-based business resilience can provide cost-effective alternatives to traditional disaster recovery.