Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery news, analysis, research, how-to, opinion, and video.

New data center protects against solar storms and nuclear EMPs

Data loss from an electromagnetic pulse is the bigger worry

The InfoWorld guide to disaster recovery done right

This comprehensive guide walks you through every step you'll need to take to preserve your data before disaster strikes


EMC gives VMware admins the reins to replication and recovery

RecoveryPoint for VMs is all software and will work with any type of storage, EMC says

IBM opening two state-of-the-art disaster recovery data centers

IBM is about to cut the ribbon opening data centers in the Raleigh, N.C. and Mumbai, India, to provide disaster recovery and resiliency services

4 cloud horror stories -- and how to survive them

Here are four cloud horror stories along with spoilers, so you can make it out alive

Cool tools from TechEd for your data center

If you think data centers get boring in a cloud world, these vendors will prove you wrong

VMware preps public cloud-powered disaster recovery as a service

vCloud Hybrid Service Disaster Recovery, for businesses that can't afford a second data center, hints at uses for VMware's new public cloud

Video: How Google backs up the Internet

You think your company's backup needs are challenging? Google has an World Wide Web-sized backup plan

Think of scheduled downtime as disaster recovery on your terms

Disasters should, by definition, never be scheduled -- unless, of course, you're maintaining a data center

Hybrid cloud wizards: CloudVelocity and Ravello Systems

CloudVelocity's One Hybrid Cloud and Ravello Systems' Cloud Application Hypervisor move clones of in-house servers into the cloud for development, testing, and disaster recovery

Hot or not? Know your data center's environment

Monitoring environmental conditions in the data center is absolutely critical to avoiding disasters, or surviving them

Veeam announces Backup and Replication 7 for VMware, Microsoft environments

Version 7 adds built-in WAN acceleration, tape support, and SAN snapshots for HP storage arrays

Bluelock provides VMware users with cloud-based disaster recovery

Bluelock's new recovery as a service, powered by Zerto Virtual Replication, meets both 'in-cloud' and 'to-cloud' needs

Data centers under water: What, me worry?

Given the dire warnings about climate change, some business and IT people are pondering this question: How should data center managers handle the crop of 100- and even 500-year storms, coastal flooding and other ecological disasters...

Sepaton releases upgrades to high-end storage appliance

Array also comes with version 7.0 management software

Test your SSDs or risk massive data loss, researchers warn

New study finds 13 of 15 flash-based solid-state drives suffer data loss or worse when they lose power

The true grit of IT troubleshooting

Tackling big problems as they emerge takes nerves, luck, and a gambler's instinct. Armchair quarterbacks need not apply

A $1 part brings down the data center

Amid a tour with senior programmers and top execs, the power goes out and it takes a troop of techs to bring it back

Mobile carriers' Sandy recovery teams brace for another storm

Emergency crews and gear in place will help operators respond, but some portable phone-charging stations will go offline temporarily

After Hurricane Sandy: Lessons for the data center

You never want to say 'I told you so,' but now is a good time to bring up the need for better monitoring, backup power, and other improvements

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