- October 19, 2009
Disasters aren't just limited to human errors or hardware and software failures. Companies must also plan for natural disasters that may also affect their business.
- October 19, 2009
Learn about the pros and cons of three disaster recovery site options: hot, warm and cold sites.
- October 12, 2009
Data deduplication reduces the amount of backed up data, making disaster recovery and replication easier for data storage managers.
- October 05, 2009
VMware gives Site Recovery Manager 4 support for NFS and the ability to recover from multiple production sites into a shared recovery site but automated failback is still missing.
- September 28, 2009
Learn about the pros and cons of host-based data replication software for DR.
- September 25, 2009
CDP has yet to take the market by storm, but new products are gaining momentum by combining the feature with application protection and replication for disaster recovery.
- September 21, 2009
Even though the economy is down, organizations can find ways around cutting their DR budgets with better DR planning.
- September 18, 2009
Two school districts in North Texas have begun cross-replicating to cut costs while shoring up disaster recovery, and say more districts are signing on for protection in case of hurricanes or other problems.
- September 08, 2009
Despite the possible dire consequences of failed disaster recovery programs, many organizations still consider DR testing nice-to-have but not a top priority.
- September 03, 2009
VMware said it will officially support distance VMotion over Cisco networks, but that supports contains a lot of fine print, particularly for data migration.
- September 01, 2009
VMware demonstrates vCenter Site Recovery Manager 1.5 at VMWorld and says it will be available by end of year; NFS support could give customers more flexibility but automatic failback won't make the release.
- August 31, 2009
Learn about the importance of evaluating and setting up remote access services before a disaster strikes.
- August 10, 2009
For some SMBs, outsourcing their disaster recovery services is a better option than on-site recovery.
- July 31, 2009
We've compiled the latest disaster recovery/business continuity news briefs: Verizon expands DR services; The BCI expands number of credential exam centers; Cisco Systems announces new data center disaster recovery capabilities; and more.
- July 29, 2009
IBM ProtecTier data deduplication customers can now replicate deduplicated data across the WAN to remote sites for disaster recovery – a feature commonly found in other deduplication devices.
- July 27, 2009
Companies protect their virtual servers from disasters with several different methods such as traditional backup and recovery, synchronous or asynchronous replication, or CDP.
- July 17, 2009
We've compiled the latest disaster recovery and business continuity news briefs: SteelEye launches SteelEye Protection Suite for Windows Server; AT&T conducts network DR exercise; $350 million grants available for pandemic preparedness; and more.
- July 16, 2009
DataCore introduces its newest product, Advanced Site Recovery, allowing organizations without a secondary data center to fail over servers to ROBOs.
- July 06, 2009
As more companies turn to virtual machines for their backup, it's important and, and also easy, to equip them with a disaster recovery plan.
- July 02, 2009
A new service that combines Data Domain data deduplication appliances with VMware virtual servers for cloud disaster recovery is turning some heads in the data storage market.
- June 29, 2009
Whether or not to outsource your disaster recovery (DR) or create a DR site in-house can be a tough decision. Learn about the pros and cons of outsourcing disaster recovery.
- June 26, 2009
We've compiled the latest disaster recovery news: SunGard survey says virtualization has a role in disaster recovery; EMC provides business continuity for VMware environments; ProStor Systems announces InfiniVault 2.0; and more.
- June 25, 2009
After getting closed down by Katrina, Deutsch Kerrigan & Stiles put in a disaster recovery plan that got it through Gustav last year and is prepared for another hurricane season.
- June 22, 2009
Learn about the difference between recovery time objective and recovery point objective in DR planning.
- June 22, 2009
Don't overlook the importance of how applications depend on each other for data when testing your DR plans.
- June 11, 2009
Learn about the pros and cons of array-based data replication for disaster recovery.
- May 18, 2009
Sepaton's DeltaRemote integrates remote replication with data deduplication on virtual tape librarie
With its new DeltaRemote software, Sepaton Inc. is adding the ability to replicate deduplicated data to its virtual tape libraries to facilitate disaster recovery, particularly in large enterprises.
- April 30, 2009
We've compiled the latest disaster recovery/business continuity news: CA adds recovery management; Verizon Business aims to back up and restore data; AppAssure announces Replay AppImage SQL Pack backup and recovery solution and more.
- April 30, 2009
With the swine flu outbreak, the good news is that, at the moment, we are not dealing with a 1918 style pandemic.
- April 17, 2009
Stockbridge Real Estate funds uses Microsoft's clustering for high availability, and added Neverfail when looking for offsite disaster recovery.
- April 07, 2009
Data Robotics' successor to its Drobo desktop product -- Drobo Pro -- has new features for businesses including dual-disk protection, thin provisioning, iSCSI support, and more capacity.
- April 06, 2009
Scott Thompson, CEO of newly formed Venyu service provider, talks about the convergence between backup and disaster recovery.
- March 16, 2009
Reporting and monitoring software didn't find much success in good times. How will Continuity Software's attempt fare in a down economy?
- March 12, 2009
Hundreds of terabytes of images from a lunar mission set to launch in May will go to Nirvanix's online storage service for disaster recovery.
- March 06, 2009
The U.S. Golf Association signed over offsite data protection to IBM services, but not for every application.
- February 13, 2009
The City of Pittsburgh couldn't afford multisite replication before VMware's Site Recovery Manager for disaster recovery, but integrating the app with a Hewlett-Packard storage environment was trickier than expected.
- January 12, 2009
A survey of 1,600 enterprises across the world shows a minority consider their disaster recovery plans better than average, and people remain the main cause of downtime in the data center.
- December 09, 2008
Integration of server clustering and failover with virtual servers signals a change in the relationship between Symantec and VMware to one of cooperation instead of competition.
- December 08, 2008
DVFG Advisors in Conshohocken, Pa. and Re/Max Alliance in Denver, Colo were spared costly telephone and Web access downtime after disasters with managed services.
- November 24, 2008
Hurricane Ike may have hit the coast of Texas a month ago, but the lessons learned from the storm are fresh in the minds of the IT organizations it affected. In this tip, Deni Connor offers best practices for disaster recovery planning.
- November 03, 2008
International law firm Norton Rose uses EMC storage, replication and failover for its headquarters, but picked Data Domain over EMC to protect its data at branch offices.
- October 17, 2008
A broker-dealer is using a single Teneros product for both local and remote protection of its critical email data.
- October 13, 2008
InMage adds support for Citrix XenServer and Microsoft Hyper-V in the new version of its DR-Scout disaster recovery software, which already supports VMware.
- October 08, 2008
Symantec updates its Veritas Cluster Server software, which will now allow the recovery of applications with awareness of dependencies among disparate clusters.
- October 02, 2008
A contractor developing forensic technology for the U.S. government maintains disaster recovery between local replication site and using a virtual data center in the cloud.
- September 15, 2008
Management buy-in is critical to develop a disaster recovery plan that changes as the business does.
- September 04, 2008
Three companies say Compellent's SAN data reduction features make off-site replication and discovery recovery planning easier.
- September 02, 2008
Data Domain partners with disaster recovery service providers to build services around its data deduplication appliances and replication software.
- August 25, 2008
Yosemite Technologies provides a custom version of its FileKeeper CDP for Tandberg Data's QuikStor RDX removable disk system with bare-metal restore capabilities.
- August 22, 2008
The National Weather Service's Southern Region office ditched tapes for DS3 DataVaulting's online backup service to prepare for catastrophic data loss.
- August 21, 2008
Northeast Utilities has 500 TB of application data classified, a secondary data center in place, RTOs and RPOs set, and completed the picture with a third-party disaster recovery monitoring service from Continuity Software to keep it all running ...
- August 21, 2008
Storage virtualization has many benefits that make it helpful for disaster recovery (DR) purposes, but, the devil is in the details. In this article, Alan Earls explains how your organization can deal with the management and complexity burdens ...
- August 20, 2008
Choosing the type of protection you need in the event of a disaster depends on how long your business can sustain being down. In this tip, Deni Connor discusses hot and cold sites for disaster recovery to help you determine which strategy is best ...
- August 19, 2008
One university turned to its disaster recovery plan to keep Exchange online and communications open during a recent hurricane.
- August 06, 2008
SunGard's pool of virtual servers for failover solves long-standing disaster recovery headaches for one company.
- June 05, 2008
EMC consultants are standing by for disaster recovery plan overhauls; Dell acquires U.K. consultant firm; GlassHouse files for IPO.
- June 05, 2008
The largest bank in Kansas created a new DR infrastructure using two IP SAN clusters from LeftHand Networks.
- June 05, 2008
When a cell carrier tried Israeli startup Continuity Software's RecoverGuard, it found problems it didn't suspect it had. Now it uses the monitoring app for constant DR testing.
- June 05, 2008
Continuity Software enters the services game by offering disaster recovery management software.
- June 05, 2008
It's only a matter of time before another earthquake like the one in San Francisco in 1906 hits again, meaning users in the Bay Area have to do more DR planning than most.
- June 05, 2008
DataCore's new software package allows users to build virtual SANs with HA features, replication and snapshots, all for $4,000.
- June 05, 2008
VMware's DR management software is not meant to replace traditional disaster recovery approaches; the company is targeting organizations running large numbers of virtual machines that are not mission-critical.
- May 21, 2008
OhioHealth ties a Fibre Channel SAN into an optical network for disaster recovery and business continuity between its data centers.
- May 16, 2008
Storage announcements this week include EMC rolling out DR software for IBM mainframes and Hifn Inc. certifying DR compression cards for Microsoft's DPM snapshot product.
- May 15, 2008
User switches its primary data center on and off with a combination of VMware, FC SANs and iSCSI switches.
- April 16, 2008
Three components belong in every disaster recovery plan. Your backups must be protected. You must be able to recover your business operation from the backup. And your recovery process must function properly within the timeframe prescribed by your ...
- April 16, 2008
Disaster recovery management must become a process much like change management, and it must become part of the daily operations. Companies must operate in a state of disaster avoidance and preparedness. Learn four of the more pressing disaster ...
- March 07, 2008
A California casino, which found storage that came with traditional video surveillance systems inadequate and expensive, purchases 420 TB of SATA disk from startup Pivot3 Inc.
- February 26, 2008
Iron Mountain and partner HP are getting out in front of Google, which began piloting its own medical data archive service last week.
- January 18, 2008
Startup branches out from CDP-centric data protection to overall disaster recovery with addition of bare-metal restore for dissimilar hardware and virtual machines.
- December 06, 2007
With their primary storage needs largely met, attendees at Storage Decisions say disaster recovery planning is their top priority for 2008.
- October 26, 2007
Users who sign up for a new Incident Collaboration Center service from MessageOne will have shared access to storage and business continuity documents after a disaster.
- November 02, 2006
Hundreds of hours of work on testing the show for HDTV airing were thought to be lost after a FireWire backup drive failed -- but a drive recovery service saved the day.
- September 07, 2006
As another school year begins, colleges and universities are opening their doors to each other in order to get enterprise-level disaster recovery plans working.
- August 21, 2006
Tom Dugan, CTO of Recovery Networks, says it's common for users to prepare to lose an entire building -- but aren't ready for small-scale losses – like losing a server.
- July 10, 2006
Jerome Wendt provides some insight into the different data protection technologies available, the risks associated with each one and insight into how to proceed with the different technologies available.
- May 03, 2006
Users from Boston-area companies exchanged ideas on how to make DR plans more palatable to management by pushing their business value.
- March 03, 2006
Jones Walker Law is hoping to apply to its current DR plan what it learned last year when hurricanes forced it to change its replication process on the fly.
- December 23, 2005
An Air Force backup and recovery specialist says he can't wait to start implementing 4 Gbps Fibre Channel next year.
- November 21, 2005
Just how good is your disaster recovery plan? That is, if you even have one. But even the best-laid plans may fail in the face of overwhelming disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina and Sept. 11.
- November 14, 2005
Storage expert Stephen Foskett offers advice on how to deal with a large number of restore requests -- from long term to short term and those coming from the middle.
- October 20, 2005
According to storage consulting firm Contoural Inc., a third of Fortune 500 companies save all e-mail, a third delete some messages and a third don't know what to do.
- October 12, 2005
Microsoft posted private citizens' data online to help reunite families in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, raising concerns over privacy in these extraordinary circumstances.
- September 15, 2005
After Hurricane Katrina destroyed its office building in Gulfport, Miss., one company used Ontrack to recover data from hard drives it thought were beyond salvaging.
- August 16, 2005
Newmark hooked up a DR site in New Jersey using Xiotech's TimeScale replication product, claiming EMC offers no more "bang for the extra bucks."
- May 27, 2005
Summary: If you missed Storage Decisions in Chicago, not all is lost. We've gathered the slide presentations and more right here for you. So take a look and see what you missed.
- May 26, 2005
Users at the Storage Decisions show in Chicago this week are talking about DR and replication strategies, and specifically about which technologies they are evaluating and why.
- April 15, 2005
Rarely does one get a chance to equate the storage industry to Maurice Sendak's classic children's tale "Where the wild things are." But, let's give it a shot.
- March 25, 2005
Three outages on its StorageTek SAN led the U.K. broadcaster to add a Kashya appliance to harden its disaster recovery infrastructure.
- February 02, 2005
Users are moving beyond fighting fires to implementing disaster recovery products. However, tying DR to business operations is the hard part.
- November 22, 2004
Two companies' DR plans both leave out replication tools from EMC and Veritas, but that's where the similarities end. Where they diverge is in the hardware vs. software approach.
- November 08, 2004
ExaGrid and EqualLogic unveil grid-based storage with integrated backup and recovery software cutting down operational costs, the companies claim.
- October 05, 2004
Symantec's LiveState Recovery bare metal restore software products couple snapshots and security features, but can it compete with the big players?
- July 07, 2004
Most disaster recovery offerings are way too expensive for small companies to even consider. But a handful of startups have spotted the gap and are targeting their products squarely at this niche.
- July 06, 2004
Disaster recovery planning encompasses everything from brief network outages to cataclysmic events. Responsible disaster recovery planning, on the other hand, is all about what's likely to happen and what a specific organization stands to lose if a ...
- February 10, 2004
Out with the old and in with the new. Veritas has retired NetBackup Business Server in favor of a new version of NetBackup for medium-sized businesses.
- December 30, 2003
Review of 2003 backup & disaster recovery software silver medal winner FalconStor IPStor 4.0.
- September 11, 2003
Storage managers still hold a pretty tight grip on budgets, but when it comes to spending for disaster recovery planning, the corporate purse strings are beginning to loosen.
- August 24, 2003
According to a recent survey on backup and disaster recovery practices of 202 U.S.-based IT directors and network storage managers, nearly one in three companies still operate today without a...
- August 22, 2003
As part of our Storage User Blackout Diary series, SearchStorage.com asked several users affected by this month's power outage in the Northeast and Canada to give us a first-hand look into how they kept their systems and data online when the ...