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Business Continuity

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Dramatically Reduce Outage Costs with Advanced Business Continuity Solutions

The Connection, by Keith B. Evans
Whether it be fire, power failure, software error, malfeasance, or some other cause, events occur which can lead to unplanned outages of IT services. If your business is relying on an active/passive or...

Hardware vs Software Data Replication for Business Continuity (Disk/Cache Flushing vs Transactional Replication Engines)

The Connection, by Keith B. Evans
Business continuity encompasses activities that an enterprise performs to maintain timeliness, consistency, and availability of its data, operations, and services. Application availability depends upon the ability of IT...

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Protecting Your Vital Applications

The Connection, by Mark Pollans, HPE Sr. Worldwide Product Manager
This article is based on the excellent and informative presentation that Mr. Pollans gave at the 2017 Connect Technical Boot Camp on how to design and build advanced business continuity (BC) architectures, a...

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Tape Backup for Disaster Recovery? Really?

The Connection, by Keith B. Evans
Tape or virtual tape backup/restore for periodic backups is prudent (after all, it is easy to sometimes purge the ‘wrong’ file). However, when used for disaster recovery, in the always-on, never-stop world we live in, it often doesn’t make sense. Unfortunately, some businesses are using this...

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The Better Backup Method

The Connection, by Paul J. Holenstein, Dr. Bruce D. Holenstein, and Dr. Bill Highleyman
This article discusses strategies for improving database recovery times after catastrophic failure for companies that use the “tried-and-true” backup and restore approach for data recovery. This method...

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Why an Active/Passive Business Continuity Solution is Not Good Enough

The Connection, by Keith B. Evans
The costs of prolonged downtime of critical business IT systems are significant (potentially to the point of closing the company). These potential costs are compounded by the fact that the many events...

Why Your Business Continuity Plan May be Inadequate

Why Your Business Continuity Plan May be Inadequate

The Connection, by Keith B. Evans and Paul J. Holenstein
Disaster recovery is not business continuity, and business continuity technologies are not all equal – some technologies are “more equal” than others. Even though you may already have a business continuity plan in place, it may not be adequate, well-tested, or well-supported. Worse...