Protecting business critical data is paramount to any organisation. Ensuring rapid recovery of the associated critical systems in a DR scenario is also high on the agenda of any IT Director or CIO in an age where downtime of any length can be hugely expensive.
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I read with interest an article on a data centre in Australia that had to turn it’s servers off "as a precautionary measure" due to the heat and a failing of both its mains and back-up air-conditioning systems.
Largest IBM® Power Cloud partner expands Actifio-powered service offerings; cites stability, ease, and application recovery speed in doubling technology investment
A short time ago we were shouting about what a great step forward Flash was; http://www.bluechip.co.uk/blog/flash-ibm-i-paradigm-shift
Tape media has been the medium of choice for IT system backups in one form or another for the best part of 60 years.
Blue Chip opened its new secondary purpose built Data Centre during Q3 of 2012. This is the realisation of 18 months planning and works that culminated in what can only be described as an awe inspiring facility in the Data Protection market place.
Reducing downtime, loss of data and productivity is a key requirement for all organisations.
Microsoft’s latest Windows Server 2012 OS is being launched on September 4 and claims that this will help people and organisations realise the benefits of a Cloud OS.
In this article I will be mainly concentrating on the concept of virtualisation, how it works and how as a business you can benefit from it.
An important part and key element of any business is to ensure that people are able to recover their critical IT systems in the event of an outage or other such disaster.
The customers often focus on many of the required elements of their disaster recovery plan, the DR contract is in place, the backups run every day and everyone knows what to do, “Great! We’ll be OK”
It has been estimated that the issues well publicised this week could cost RBS Group in the region of 100 million pounds. RBS are large enough to survive from a financial stance but what about the other knock on effects such as public perception and customer retention? How much additional work
The subject of BYOD appears to have broken down the traditional barrier of interest that prevents IT related stories from permeating into the mainstream media.
I read with interest an article regarding the loss of service for Blackberry users and the associated comments, it’s highlighted another risk area for businesses that rely on technology such as the Blackberry for staff working around the
One of the most important parts of an IT environment is availability of service to the end user. When problems occur, the ability to restore a service to a working state can be achieved in many different ways.
Experienced IT solutions provider becomes one of only two UK Premier Partners’ offering leading edge Data Availability solutions.
We have been working on improving data transfer speeds of our backup to disk offering within our shared VM estate. To reduce data hops we have directly attached our Netbackup Media server to our storage.
The selection of a data availability solution can seem a daunting prospect, however there are two key influencers that should be referred to throughout the decision making process; Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO).