Posts Tagged ‘ Disaster Recovery ’

Disaster Recovery Communication

July 14, 2014
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VirtualizationBackup

During a recent Twitter conversation about disaster recovery and business continuity testing, I began to consider how we communicate during a disaster. We do so not with normal communication methods, but more often than not with an interrupting form of communication—one in which constant requests for updates, criticisms, and outright demands for attention are directed…

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Recovery Lessons Learned from Storage Failure

June 3, 2014
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VirtualizationBackup

Recently, we experienced a fairly catastrophic SAN failure: we lost two drives of a RAID-5 array. Needless to say, recovery was time-consuming, but it also pointed out some general issues with many disaster recovery, business continuity, and general architectures involved with virtual environments. Luckily, we were able to start one of the drives, let the…

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Extending the Cloud Outside of the Data Center

April 29, 2014
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CloudComputing

VMware has been aggressively building and executing its hybrid cloud vision, extending the cloud outside of the data center. In line with this vision, VMware recently announced an expansion of its VMware vCloud Hybrid Service by adding disaster recovery as one of its offered services. This expansion will put VMware in direct competition with companies…

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Is Automation Killing The Engineering?

May 17, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

Is automation killing the engineering? When MTV first appeared on air, the first video it played was, “Video Killed the Radio Star.” Fast forward a few decades and I have to wonder if automation is killing the engineering. In the early days of virtualization the administrators were expected to be proficient via the command line…

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Virtualizing Business Critical Applications: Data Protection

January 25, 2013
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VirtualizationBackup

A major aspect of virtualizing any business critical application is data protection which encompasses not only backup, but disaster recovery, and business continuity. It is imperative that our data be protected. While this is true of all workloads, it becomes a bigger concern when virtualizing business critical applications. Not only do we need backups, but…

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Move to the Cloud: Wait Out the Storm

October 30, 2012
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VirtualizationBackup

Move to the Cloud could be the simple choice of providing as needed DR capability, but always remember the cloud is not the data owner and therefore not responsible for your data, so you must get it "There and Back Again"

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Data Protection is NOT just about Backup

November 25, 2011
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Data Protection is not just about backup these days, but instead concentrates on two all important concepts for a business: disaster recovery and business continuity. While backup is a part of Disaster Recovery, restoration is all important. If it is not possible to restore your data in a timely fashion the backup has failed. So…

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Life without the Cloud or Reasons to use a Hybrid Cloud

November 4, 2011
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The Virtualization Practice was recently offline for two days, we thank you for coming back to us after this failure. The reason, a simple fibre cut that would have taken the proper people no more than 15 minutes to fix, but we were way down on the list due to the nature of the storm…

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Replication Round-up

September 23, 2011
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Replication Round-up

Whether you use replication as a means of disaster avoidance or disaster recovery, replication of your virtual environment between hot sites has always been a win. With current technology it is even possible to replicate to a replication receiver cloud which could provide a measure of business continuity as well. So who are the players…

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