No business is immune to the threat of IT downtime caused by natural and manmade disasters. Natural disasters—such as earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, fires, and floods—can happen with little to no advanced warning. But the bigger risk is often human-induced events—from simple IT configuration errors to significant data center problems. If you lack a rock-solid disaster recovery (DR) plan, any of these unpredictable events—natural or manmade—could bring your business and its revenue streams to a halt. Yet many organizations are not well prepared for the unknown. The randomness of such events lulls people into a sense of false security—“That’s not likely to happen here.” While you can hope to avoid events that threaten the continuity of your business, the reality remains unchanged: Disasters happen—so you need to prepare for them.
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While a public cloud provides an easy and scalable way to manage and deploy your app or website, you also need to have a contingency plan for business continuity and disaster recovery. Often overlooked on Amazon Web Services (AWS), an extremely effective cloud disaster recovery (DR) strategy is to spread the application stack across regions versus availability zones. This eBook provides a guide for planning and implementing a robust cross-region cloud disaster recovery (CDR) plan for business continuity and critical application uptime on AWS-based applications.
Published By: Fujitsu
Published Date: Oct 25, 2016
When you embark on an SAP HANA® transformation, your goals include improving efficiencies, serving external customers better and driving business continuity. All too often, the transformation doesn't go as smoothly as it should. Learn key aspects of deploying SAP HANA from your industry peers, as captured by Coleman Parkes Research.
As your organization deals with constant changes-such as operational growth, expansion from mergers or acquisitions, new business processes, and shifting personnel-your IT infrastructure might not be in a position to recover from a disaster. If that's the case, the entire enterprise may be at risk-and it's probably time to focus on this issue.
This comprehensive white paper applies automation and ITIL best practices to the data center and reviews current industry trends, server automation energy usage issues and a variety of optimization strategies for data center improvement. The effects of virtualization are explored in-depth. Includes detailed sections on increasing operational efficiency using workflow analysis, automating and optimizing server change management, reducing infrastructure complexity and developing security, disaster recovery and business continuity procedures. Step by step instructions for developing metrics and a business case to justify data center and server automation are included.
Williams Lea is a leading global provider of customized corporate information solutions. The company needed to reliably, easily and securely transfer sensitive files and implement a system to share files and ensure a business continuity/disaster recovery plan. Today, Williams Lea uses the GlobalSCAPE’s Enhanced File Transfer (EFT) solution to provide secure protocol support and encryption to protect data in transit and at rest.
The goal of this white paper is to help enterprises make pragmatic decisions about where and when to use cloud solutions by outlining specific issues that enterprises should raise with hosting providers before selecting a vendor, and by highlighting the ways in which SSL from a trusted certificate authority can help enterprises conduct business in the cloud with confidence.
It only takes a few hours downtime to cripple your organization. Business partners and customers rely on IT services such as email and database applications, making operational continuity critical. Find out how you can be prepared: Building Higher IT Business Continuity in the Face of Disaster.
Business Continuity Starts with the Ability to Go Back
No matter the size of the business, no matter the industry, the business world moves faster than ever. Constant digital innovation is only accelerating that pace.
Yet, to keep business moving forward, ensure uninterrupted productivity and guarantee business continuity, organizations need to first focus on the ability to go back— to undo, restore and recover.
When a workplace disruption hits, you need to act fast to ensure your employees are safe, keep them informed and maintain productivity. This new Forrester white paper explores the critical role that the help desk should play in your organization's business continuity planning.
The growth of cloud, mobility, social business and big data mean that botnets, credit card theft, cyber criminals and other external threats pose increasing risk to business continuity, financial stability and brand reputation. Read the white paper, “Preventing security risks in real time,” to learn how this new reality is forcing the evolution of organizations’ defenses to become more intelligent—using global analytics to scale visibility across broad data sets, both diverse and complementary, in real time.
How do you successfully transition business continuity to the cloud? Read the white paper to learn how an end-to-end, scalable solution can help you plan and execute an enterprise-wide continuity and resiliency strategy. As a result, you will be able to help improve risk management, reduce costs, facilitate resilient service delivery and respond to changes more quickly..
When Katrina hit in 2005, Murphy Exploration and Production Company, USA was among the many companies impacted by the devastation. Challenged to implement a new infrastructure quickly with more business continuity considerations, Murphy deployed Virtuozzo across its server infrastructure.
Published By: Astrocom
Published Date: Dec 13, 2007
Enterprises with mission critical applications are exploring the benefits of disaster recovery sites for their data centers to ensure business continuity. Special network technology is needed to ensure that site failover and failback occurs reliably and predictably. An ideal solution should provide reliable network connections, manage inbound and outbound traffic over multiple WAN links, failover to a secondary data center if all links at the primary data center are down, and eliminate deployment barriers and costs of multi-homing with BGP (Border Gateway Protocol).
This white paper provides a basic understanding of the building blocks of IT and business continuity—from understanding the concepts of disaster recovery and information availability to calculating the business impact of downtime and selecting the right software solution.
This paper presents an overview of iSeries high availability to companies that are beginning to explore this powerful business continuity technology. The critical components of high availability solutions are detailed in this paper, including data replication engines, system monitors, role swap capabilities, and the importance of autonomic processes.