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Archived IT - DR Articles
08 Aug 2017
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New Wikibon research challenges execs to cut downtime costs in half [65480]
SiliconANGLE, August 8th, 2017

"A perfect storm of heightened regulation, advanced cyberthreats and greater business risk is creating a new imperative for Global 2000 organizations to rethink data recovery for high-value applications.

That's according to new research by Wikibon analyst David Floyer. In a recent Wikibon research report (subscription required), Floyer introduces a new phrase, 'application-led backup and recovery,' which takes a system view of recovery, versus a decades-old approach of relying on a storage-centric architecture to manage data protection and recovery. Wikibon argues that an application-led design can noticeably cut the cost of downtime relative to conventional approaches such as those typified by purpose-built backup appliances, or PBBAs..."
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04 Aug 2017
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Doubling Solutions To Cure Disaster Recovery's Recurring Pains [65395]
siliconANGLE, August 4th, 2017

"Data backup and disaster recovery are stuck in a time warp. The problems of 20 years ago are still present and pressing, according to Dave Russell, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner Inc. While underlying infrastructure has come and gone, many backup and DR pain points have stubbornly remained, he pointed out. They include data glut, tight backup windows, high cost and complexity..."
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01 Aug 2017
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Why Businesses Need To Update Their DR Plan Now [65343]
InformationWeek, August 1st, 2017

"With cyberattacks becoming more common, and natural and man-made disasters not going away, disaster recovery programs are more important than ever.

The first half of 2017 has seen some of the biggest cybersecurity attacks to hit companies around the world. In May, WannaCry ransomware ripped through hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide, encrypting files and demanding payment. This attack was closely followed by NotPetya in June, which infected tens of thousands of computers in 65 countries. Although these large-scale attacks make global news headlines, the reality is that attacks like these happen every day with businesses of all sizes being vulnerable targets..."
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28 Jul 2017
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GDPR Compliance Naivety In The Face Of Disaster Recovery [65173]
Information Age, July 28th 2017

"Disaster Recovery is an element of General Data Protection Regulation that many businesses haven't yet considered...

You can plan for it. You can train for it. You can create as many systems designed to prevent it as you want, but at the end of the day disasters still occur and they happen when people least expect them.

Whether it's a natural disaster that knocks a data centre offline or a cyber attack that ravages critical systems, there's no shortage of damage that can happen to a business during this time..."
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27 Jul 2017
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Failover Strategies For The Modern Enterprise [65172]
ITProPortal, July 27th 2017

"What options are available for businesses thinking about network failover?...

Modern enterprises are reliant on consistent Internet connectivity. Outages can have an immediate impact on revenue, render a company to unable to meet compliance obligations, and significantly increase security risks. More difficult to calculate is the damage that will be caused to a brand's reputation, and the continuing loyalty of its customers..."
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21 Jul 2017
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7 Things Your IT Disaster Recovery Plan Should Cover [65019]
CSO Online, July 21st 2017

"Enterprise networks and data access can be knocked out without warning, thanks to natural and man-made disasters. You can't stop them all from happening, of course, but with a good disaster recovery plan you can be better prepared for the unexpected..."
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