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[15 Mar 2010 | One Comment | 2,814 views]
Disaster recovery and business continuity market predicted to reach $39 billion by 2015

–By Megan Kellett, Assistant Site Editor of SearchDisasterRecovery.com–
According to a recent study by New York-based Allied Business Intelligence (ABI) Research, Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery, the global business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) market is predicted to grow from $24.3 billion in 2009 to more than $39 billion in 2015. The study has been observing the market trends for business continuity and disaster recovery since 2004, and covers BC and DR in hardware and software services, as well as trends in both enterprise and small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
Reasons for such …

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[12 Feb 2010 | Comments Off | 2,294 views]

-Ian Grant-
The snow storm that brought London transport to a standstill, stopped one in five from getting to work, and cost upwards of £1bn, was expected.
The Met Office warned a week earlier that it expected heavy snowfalls. No one anticipated the havoc it would cause, even though severe weather is the fifth-biggest risk in the National Risk Register (see box).
As the snow stalled transport, websites for transport firms collapsed under service demands that amounted to a distributed denial of service attack. The National Rail website took six times its normal …

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[7 Oct 2009 | Comments Off | 1,544 views]
Disaster recovery heads down the virtualization route

–continuity central–
Storage Expo is coming in mid-October and research conducted by the organisers reveals that virtualized technology is going to be high on the agenda of many attendees.
A pre-exposition study of more than 400 IT professionals revealed that 95 percent of organizations have migrated (28 percent) – or are planning to migrate in the next 12 months (67 percent) – to a virtualized IT environment as a means of improving their disaster recovery options.
And the same percentile again (95%) said that storage area networks already form (30%) – or will …

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[1 Oct 2009 | Comments Off | 1,819 views]
5 Keys for Full Recovery in the Cloud

–technewsworld–
–by Peter A. Laudenslager–
The cloud is a natural solution for disaster recovery, but careful consideration must be given before entrusting your data to a sky-high backup repository. Can you recover workloads from the cloud? How well does it scale? What’s the nature of its billing system? Is its infrastructure secure? And will it offer complete protection?
 While cloud computing  is a familiar term, its definitions can vary greatly. So when it comes to online backup, the cloud is an important feature that can play a large role in securing and protecting …

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[21 Sep 2009 | One Comment | 3,245 views]
The Role of Safety in Business Continuity

–continuity planning and management–
By Dr. Shawn Adams, C.P.C.U., A.R.M., PHR, CHCM September 9, 2009
Over the past few years, disasters and emergencies have garnered much attention in American society. From the disaster that did not occur, Y2K, to the attacks on the World Trade Center, the blackouts in 2003, the multiple hurricanes making landfall during 2004 in Florida, Katrina in 2005, and the droughts and subsequent wildfires as well as the flooding and mudslides in the Northwest in 2006, it seems like a steady drumbeat of bad headlines have caught America’s …

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[21 Sep 2009 | Comments Off | 2,269 views]
A Small-Business Guide to Disaster Recovery

–new york times–
By JENNIFER WALZER
Published: September 9, 2009
Every business should have a comprehensive disaster recovery plan. Unfortunately, because the idea of developing one can seem time-consuming and tedious, many entrepreneurs choose to go without one. Although it’s always best to have a complete plan, it’s better to have a few crucial pieces than nothing at all. So even if you can’t do everything, do something.
That’s what Len Oppenheimer, chief executive of the Golden Box, a provider of custom packaging to companies in the tristate area around New York City, did …

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[11 Sep 2009 | Comments Off | 1,943 views]

–Rory Nolan, Director of TADASoft–
Configuration errors in network device backups can create huge IT disaster recovery problems. By Rory Nolan.
Picture the scene; it is 17:00hrs on a weekday and you have been alerted that your firewall has crashed. Thankfully, you have a spare on-site and you manage to have that up and running quickly in factory default setting. How do you recover the config from the firewall that has just crashed? Who is actually responsible for taking regular configuration backups from the network devices? If backups are actually done, where …