Tag: it disaster recovery

Amid the hustle and bustle of the end of the year, we expect everyone’s doing some planning for 2015. Between your holiday parties and IT budgets, don’t forget to put our Indianapolis Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Workshop on your calendar for January! The workshop will be held in our newly opened Indianapolis data center, and will last from 8am-12pm on January 22nd. Focused on Business Continuity planning, the workshop will kick off with a hands-on look at individual BC …

There are many backup and recovery options out there; some onsite, some offsite. Trying to parse through which one fits best into your disaster recovery plan can be very difficult, and often for a result that isn’t ideal. I spoke with our Director of Infrastructure Nick Lumsden about the reasons why someone may want onsite versus offsite backup, and vice versa, to try clarifying the muddy waters of backup and recovery. So, when is it good to stay onsite? Nick …

Need fast data backup with no impact on the performance of your systems? Read on about SAN-to-SAN replication as a reliable, synchronized method for data backup. This excerpt is taken from our Disaster Recovery white paper; full version available for download now. 5.4. SAN-to-SAN Replication SAN (Storage Area Network) Due to compliance reasons or due diligence, many companies not only want a backup locally that they can recover to very quickly, but they also need to get that data offsite …

September 2013 has been deemed National Preparedness Month (NPM) by President Barack Obama. The White House press release notes that FEMA intends to build and sustain national preparedness in the face of natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes and floods to cyber incidents, like when hackers attacked major news outlets and federal agencies. While not every incident is predictable or preventable, organizations can create a comprehensive business continuity plan for their mission-critical data and application security. Within a business continuity plan …

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, 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. …

Although it is extremely rare for Michigan to suffer damage from a hurricane, there are many lessons that can be learned about the importance of business continuity and disaster recovery plans.  David Sarbacha of Deloitte Touche LLP identified 10 lessons that Michigan companies could use to better prepare for a disaster. 1.  Take care of employees – It is impossible for employees to think about work if basic necessities are not being met.  Companies should consider providing employees water, food, …

The question of how far is far enough – for disaster recovery – arose after 9/11 when a significant area of Manhattan was shut down.  This prompted the Security and Exchange Commission to suggest that 200 miles would be appropriate between primary and secondary sites.  But even that suggestion was questionable. Then in October 2012, the area was hit again with a different disaster – Hurricane Sandy.  This disaster took out companies’ primary data centers in New York and their …

The first and most important decision your organization can make regarding disaster recovery is deciding on the geographical location.  There are many things to consider including the probability and severity of natural disasters, other weather conditions like temperature, power structure of the area, and availability of a knowledgeable workforce. The state of Michigan offers many positives in all of these areas.  Let’s take a look at the top 5 reasons why Michigan is a good disaster recovery location. 1.  Low …

Online Tech’s Systems Support Manager, Steve Aiello, will be presenting at Security B-Sides Detroit on securable infrastructures, June 7-8. Security B-Sides is a grassroots, DIY, open security conference bringing together a large number of IT and security professionals found in different cities such as San Francisco, Boston, Las Vegas, Denver, Los Angeles, and even Sao Paulo, Brazil. When: Friday – Saturday; June 7-8, 2013 Where: Renaissance Conference Center, GM Renaissance Center, Tower 300 Level 2, Detroit, MI 48243 Cost: Free …

Get started now. Exceptional service awaits.

Live Chat