Tag: cloud-based disaster recovery

The following is an excerpt from our Disaster Recovery white paper that explains different disaster recovery and offsite backup technical solutions, from traditional to virtualization (cloud-based disaster recovery), as well as considerations in seeking a disaster recovery as a service solution (DRaaS) provider. A case study of the switch from physical servers and traditional disaster recovery to a private cloud environment details the differences in cost, uptime, performance and more. This white paper is ideal for executives and IT decision-makers …

Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery

Posted on July 8, 2013 by

Cloud-based disaster recovery can streamline data backup and recovery times, useful for mission-critical applications and data  required to be up and running at all times. Read below for an excerpt about virtualization and disaster recovery from our newest white paper, Disaster Recovery (download full text here): 5.1. Virtualization/Cloud Computing Disaster Recovery With virtualization, the entire server, including the operating system, applications, patches and data are encapsulated into a single software bundle or server – this virtual server can be copied …

We’ve just launched our latest white paper, Disaster Recovery! This white paper is ideal for executives and IT decision-makers seeking a primer as well as up-to-date information regarding disaster recovery best practices and specific technology recommendations, including cloud-based disaster recovery options. Download the Disaster Recovery white paper. Read below for an excerpt about designing for mission-critical application and data recovery: 4.2. Designing for Recovery High Availability Infrastructure Strategic data center design involving high availability and redundancy can help support larger companies …

We’ve just launched our latest white paper, Disaster Recovery, a great resource covering business drivers for investing in a plan; a high-level overview of the specific stages of a business continuity plan; and an in-depth explanation of the latest technology available for efficient and accurate data recovery. As dependence on electronic data storage and application processes increases throughout diverse industries, an IT disaster recovery plan becomes more essential to business survival and a significant player in gaining the competitive edge. …

Even if your business requires a disaster recovery site, you are not locked into building a brick-and-mortar data center of your own.  There are several alternatives available that can help reduce costs but still maintain protection of a backup facility should disaster strike. For many organizations, the best solution is to partner with a Michigan colocation provider.  Colocation offers you a cost-effective solution while allowing control over your hardware, software and communication equipment. Organizations can build and maintain their own …

Disaster recovery plans have become crucial for nearly every industry that relies on connectivity and uptime for business survival. According to the Forrester/Disaster Recovery Journal Business Continuity Preparedness Survey, a few of the top business drivers for creating an IT disaster recovery plan include the increased reliance on technology (48 percent) and an increased reliance on third-parties (33 percent). Although some CIOs might not see the reasoning behind budgeting for a disaster recovery plan, as a valuable subset of business …

Online Tech will host the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce’s Lunch & Learn event at our Ann Arbor 2 data center in Michigan on April 16. Co-CEO Mike Klein will present on cloud computing, and how it helps all types of Michigan businesses – small businesses get off to the right start, mid-size businesses can grow, and large businesses effectively protect themselves from natural disasters or other business disruptions. Our newest Ann Arbor data center is located south of Ann …

Spring is slowly starting here in Michigan. The snow is finally melting, and the sun is able to warm me up enough to not need my winter jacket. I don’t think I’m making too big a leap when I say that pretty much everyone’s ready for it. However, with that warmer weather and the many changes likely to follow, it’s time to think about one of the most important natural disasters that come with this time of year. Last week …

Online Tech’s co-CEO Mike Klein will be presenting on a Michigan disaster recovery panel hosted by the 7×24 Exchange Southeast Michigan reliability forum next Tuesday, February 28 in Southfield, Michigan. The panel discussion will be followed up by a roundtable session including experts in planning for DR, during a disaster, clean-up after a disaster, and experiences with data center disasters. Session: Are You Prepared for a Disaster Like “Sandy”? Date: Thursday, February 28th, 2013 Time: 4:30 PM Registration and Networking; …

PCI Compliant Disaster Recovery

Posted on February 13, 2013 by

Within PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards), there is a standard dedicated to having the merchant create an incident response plan in order to act quickly and surely in the event of a breach. The requirement demands that merchants address issues like communication and contact strategies, business recovery procedures, as well as coverage for all critical system components. Aside from creating the plan itself, merchants are responsible for the following: Test the plan at least annually Designate specific …

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