Many business owners think that Virtualization and Disaster Recovery are two separate services. And while that’s true in most respects, they actually have more in common than you think. Particularly in how Virtualization can serve as a legitimate Disaster Recovery solution.
With technology changing so rapidly, it’s easy to get caught up in outdated beliefs. And when it comes to Disaster Recovery, far too often do we see business owners still clinging to ideas that no longer apply. So, what kind of DR myths are still widely accepted by the masses? Here are three that need […]
Before you start purchasing any new hardware, consider virtualizing your IT infrastructure. Virtualization means to abstract the software from the hardware. Basically, as processors have increased in power and memory capacity, one physical server can now act as five virtual servers.
Disasters. They do happen — it’s only a matter of ‘when’. While most businesses acknowledge it, surveys show that only one in four companies worldwide have adequate protection in the event of a major disruption. We’re not talking about insurance here, but a Disaster Recovery (DR) plan that could save you thousands of dollars in […]
Natural disasters have increased exponentially in the last few years – something that has resulted in a number of small and medium-sized business owners turning to business interruption insurance for protection. Covering many scenarios that regular business insurance simply ignores, adequate protection can be the make-or-break factor when it comes to surviving a natural or […]
Do you remember some of those times you ventured into a forest or an organized jungle safari only to spot the tiger? You might or might not get to see a flesh-eating, huge Malaysian tiger or the nimbly dangerous Asian tiger. If you run a small or mid-sized business, your chances of experiencing an IT related disaster is more probable.
Disaster recovery is important for enterprises because it’s a fact that when it rains, it floods. Companies are always under pressure to cut costs while “big data” is still a responsibility that businesses upkeep. While servers, storage facilities, and data centers are all flexible and many vendors do offer redundancy, the possibility of losing data – and hence the risk – is inevitable.
Businesses often deal with reams of data, applications, sensitive and critical information. While traditional tapes, disks, and external hard drives still function today proving to be temporary aides when it comes to backing up data, the nature of data today is way too complex for tapes and drives.
Interruptions – no matter what scale of magnitude – are disruptive for businesses. Disaster recovery is extremely business-critical consideration for small, medium and large businesses. Of course, a mere ‘downtime’, ‘hiccup’, or ‘temporary problem’ for a large company might be devastating for a small or medium size company.