Making Business Resiliency Part of Business As Usual Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) have become non-negotiable requirements for virtually every IT department. Business resiliency is an umbrella concept that must address everything from basic business continuity to high-level risk management, security, crisis management, and more. With today’s IT architectures supporting servers, networks, and applications, BCDR has evolved from simple backups and restores to a broad range of business resiliency services. This shift demands a strategic, proactive and multidisciplinary approach to sustaining critical IT services in the face of a range of disruptions. Increasing business complexity – more markets, more
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Cloud Computing: Business Continuity vs. Disastrous Events Bad weather can cost companies money. It is an unfortunate lesson to learn the hard way, but natural disasters like hurricanes, floods or super storms are dramatic examples of the value of cloud solutions when it comes to resiliency in the face of a catastrophe, and the ability to recover and resume operations as quickly as possible. The problem is that many workers lack the ability to work remotely – when they are away from the office or transportation systems fail. IT systems in the cloud allow workers to conduct business from anywhere
Infographic: What’s Driving Investment in Cloud Computing? Reducing the cost of infrastructure and flexibility were the top two reasons for investing in cloud (67% and 54% of respondents respectively). Both drivers reflect the current economic climate and the fact that most IT departments are currently focused on meeting short-term goals. So there’s scope to convince organisations of the long-term benefits that cloud can bring to a company. Almost 40% of small and medium-size companies rated business continuity and disaster recovery (BC&DR) as a top-three driver, compared with just 15% of large companies — reflecting the fact that it’s harder for
Prevent downtime, protect data and ensure continuous business operations When Hurricane Ike slammed into the Gulf Coast in September 2008, it put business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) programs to the ultimate test. Beyond the devastating impact of the storm itself, power outages extended across three states and lasted for several days, forcing many businesses to rely on backup systems for business-critical data and network connectivity—and shutting others down entirely. But it’s not just hurricanes, fire or other disasters that can bring a business to its knees. Everyday problems such as bad software, misconfigured networks, hardware failures or power outages
VMware TV Series: Introduction to Virtualization This video webcast provides an overview of virtualization solutions from VMware® and explains the technology and products that enable these solutions. Virtualization is a proven software technology that is rapidly transforming the IT landscape and fundamentally changing the way people compute. This video webcast, part of the VMware TV Series, provides a basic overview of virtualization solutions from VMware® and explains the technology and products that enable these solutions. In this video webcast, Michael Adams, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at VMware, discuss the core functionality of VMware vSphereTM, the industry-leading virtualization platform for delivering
Riverbed Unveils IT Performance Solution for Accelerating VMware vSphere® Replication Joint Riverbed and VMware Solution Critical for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery in Cloud and Virtualized Environments SAN FRANCISCO—August 30, 2011—Today at VMworld® 2011, Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT performance company, announced its Steelhead® appliance wide area network (WAN) optimization solutions accelerate VMware vSphere® Replication, a new feature of VMware vCenter™ Site Recovery Manager™ 5. The combination of the Riverbed® and VMware solutions address the challenges of replicating data across the WAN in cloud and virtualized environments, and is an integral component to improving business continuity and disaster recovery.