The following is a compilation of the latest disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity (BC) news
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SteelEye updates DataKeeper data replication software
SteelEye Technology released the newest version of its DataKeeper data replication software, DataKeeper Cluster Edition 7.1. DataKeeper 7.1 has the ability to replicate data across multiple server targets and across multiple clusters. According to SteelEye, DataKeeper 7.1 can help customers who have more complicated high-availability (HA) and disaster recovery requirements. Features of the DataKeeper 7.1 include allowing customers to extend their Microsoft and Linux clusters to remote sites for DR, as well as the ability to support data replication over three or more nodes for increased availability.
WTS partners with CoreLink Data Centers to provide data center management services
WTS Inc. announced it has partnered up with CoreLink Data Centers. CoreLink is a provider of Tier 3 data centers, and has collocation facilities in Chicago, Arizona, Washington and Nevada. CoreLink will provide data center management services to WTS from the WTS data center in Tukwila, Washington.
Radware launches APSolute Attack Prevention, a security product to protect data centers
Radware announced the release of APSolute Attack Prevention, a security product that works to protect data center infrastructures from network and cyber attacks. APSolute is designed specifically for e-commerce, service providers and large enterprises. APSolute comes with a network security feature, DefensePro, a data management and monitoring system, APSolute Vision, and an Emergency Response Team service, which is available for on-call assistance.
Recovery Point chooses Ekinops 360 for private access to disaster recovery services
Recovery Point, a provider of data backup and recovery services, chose the transport equipment from Ekinops, the Ekinops 360 system, to provide private access to its disaster recovery facilities for its customers. The Ekinops 360 lets service providers differentiate themselves in applications. Previously this could not be done because of the cost of transport equipment.
The Ekinops 360 system allows Recovery Point to extend its fiber-optic network into carrier hotels, giving customers a private connection to Recovery Point data backup facilities. The Ekinops 360 is a pay-as-you-go system, which can eliminate added expenses for Recovery Point customers.
AT&T study says business continuity planning has improved in the past five years
According to a recent study by AT&T, business continuity planning for large businesses has improved in the past five years. Eighty-three percent of survey respondents said they have a business continuity plan in place, up 14% in the past five years. The study also said:
- 63% of respondents said they include wireless network capabilities as part of their plan.
- Three-fourths of respondents said that employee use of mobile devices plays a major/minor role in the business continuity plan.
- Half (50%) have virtualized their computing infrastructure, with almost four out of 10 (38%) having implemented a business continuity plan for the virtualized infrastructure.
- Four out of ten (40%) require suppliers and other vendors to have a business continuity plan in place in order to do business with the company.
For the annual study, AT&T surveyed IT executives throughout the United States that have at least $10 million in annual revenue; 87% of respondents have revenue in excess of $25 million.
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