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Take Business Continuity to the Cloud

Remote Backups Can Mean Faster Disaster Recovery Times

by Kurt Hildebrand | 01.06.15

Modern IT departments are under constant pressure to implement new technologies that enable the business while simultaneously keeping critical data, applications and processes secure and the network running 24 x 7.

It’s no wonder, then, that planning for business continuity and disaster recovery often takes a back seat to the day-to-day challenges of managing IT for an enterprise. But failure to prepare adequately for technological or natural disasters that disrupt the business could lead to financial disaster.

Tags:ApplicationsCloudCostDataData CenterInfrastructureIT StaffingServersSoftwareStrategyVirtualization

When It Comes to Data, Planning Is Everything

Can You Survive Downtime?

by Kurt Hildebrand | 12.26.14

A recent article in PC Magazine reported that according to the National Archives & Records Administration, 93% of companies that lost their data center for 10 or more days due to a disaster filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster. And 60% of companies that lose their data will shut down within six months of the disaster.

So how can your storage strategy play a key role in keeping you safe? Developing and maintaining a relevant and manageable contingency plan for recovering enterprise information is not a nice-to-have aspect of a storage strategy—it’s a must-have requirement for ensuring the ongoing continuity of your business.

Tags:DataHybrid DrivesStorageStrategy

The Ingredients for a DR-Tuned Storage Strategy

Write Your Recipe for Business Continuity Success

by Kurt Hildebrand | 12.23.14

Planning for disaster recovery (DR) and synchronizing this with your storage strategy can be a major challenge for IT organizations seeking to optimize budgets while ensuring business continuity (BC). Although hardware has become more resilient and virtualization has increased service and application portability, most DR plans still fail to adequately and cost-effectively protect organizations.

Tags:CloudCloud StorageComplianceStorageStrategyTechnologyVirtualization

The ‘Other’ CIA – Part of Achieving a Secure Storage Infrastructure

Plan, Audit, Integrate, Test — Keys to Storage Security

by Kurt Hildebrand | 10.01.14

In an era when data breeches can cost hundreds of millions of dollars, having a secure storage system is critical.

Tags:Cloud StorageDataSecurityStrategy

Big Data

We’ve all seen the dramatic transformation IT has undergone in recent years— inevitably evolving from a cost center to a strategic business partner.

Momentum for that transformation came from disruptive trends like virtualization, cloud computing, mobility, big data, and social networking. Each catalyzed a change in perception among IT and business leaders: the components of an agile, efficient IT infrastructure were increasingly strategic assets, not cost centers.

Tags:AssessmentBig DataCloud ComputingDataData CenterInfrastructureMobilityNetworkingSoftwareStrategyVirtualization

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