Disaster Recovery - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/2125 en VMware preps public cloud-powered disaster recovery as a service http://www.infoworld.com/t/disaster-recovery/vmware-preps-public-cloud-powered-disaster-recovery-service-240545?source=rss_disaster_recovery <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/vmware_hp_pod.jpg" alt="VMware preps public cloud-powered disaster recovery as a service" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Continuously available recovery is typically thought of as a luxury that only larger businesses can afford, since they're the ones who can fork over the cash for a separate data center.</p> Cloud Computing Data Center EMC VMware Disaster Recovery Hybrid Cloud Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:44:11 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 240545 at http://www.infoworld.com Video: How Google backs up the Internet http://www.infoworld.com/t/backup-and-recovery/video-how-google-backs-the-internet-235558?source=rss_disaster_recovery <p>It's perhaps hyperbole to say Google backs up the entire Internet -- but not by much. Google catalogs a tremendous amount of data to power its search engine, but it also needs to make sure it can get that data back in the case of data center failure. Traditional backup techniques don't scale enough, so Google had to come up with its own. In the video below, Raymond Blum, a site reliability engineer, details Google's backup strategy in an hour-long talk.</p> Data Center Data Management Storage Backup and Recovery Disaster Recovery Data Management Mon, 03 Feb 2014 19:48:11 +0000 InfoTube 235558 at http://www.infoworld.com Think of scheduled downtime as disaster recovery on your terms http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/think-of-scheduled-downtime-disaster-recovery-your-terms-235006?source=rss_disaster_recovery <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 172px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/2235scr.jpg" alt="Think of scheduled downtime as disaster recovery on your terms" width="243" height="162" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Teerawut Punsorn</p></em></div> Data Center Disaster Recovery Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 235006 at http://www.infoworld.com Hybrid cloud wizards: CloudVelocity and Ravello Systems http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/hybrid-cloud-wizards-cloudvelocity-and-ravello-systems-231687?source=rss_disaster_recovery <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/IT-In-The-Clouds_hp.jpg" alt="Review: Dueling hybrid cloud wizards" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>In the beginning, there was one block of bytes that was called "the application." Perhaps you toggled it into the front panel of the computer, perhaps you handed someone a deck of punch cards, or perhaps you dragged a single EXE file into your favori</p> Application Development Cloud Computing Data Center Virtualization Disaster Recovery Application Development Hybrid Cloud Cloud Computing Data Center Virtualization Wed, 27 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 231687 at http://www.infoworld.com Hot or not? Know your data center's environment http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/hot-or-not-know-your-data-centers-environment-230529?source=rss_disaster_recovery <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Power-Meter-Server_hp.jpg" alt="Hot or not? Know your data center's environment" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Whether we're designing, building, or maintaining data centers, we need to pay attention to a lot more than how and where the bits flow. We also need to know about the physical environment.</p> Data Center Data Center Design Disaster Recovery Systems Management Data Center Mon, 11 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 230529 at http://www.infoworld.com 7 simple rules for better systems testing http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/7-simple-rules-better-systems-testing-227834?source=rss_disaster_recovery <p>Generally speaking, you should never expect anything you don't test regularly to work properly. This is true across all kinds of technologies, but the need for regular testing is often overlooked. Would you expect a car you parked in a barn two years ago to start today? If it did, you'd feel lucky. IT systems are no different. You shouldn't count on a successful site failover, to take one important example, if you haven't tested or maintained the systems that make it work.</p> Data Center Data Explosion Backup and Recovery Disaster Recovery Data Center Storage IDG Insider Tue, 01 Oct 2013 10:52:03 +0000 Matt Prigge 227834 at http://www.infoworld.com Lessons from NASA: How to solve problems quickly under pressure http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/lessons-nasa-how-solve-problems-quickly-under-pressure-225209?source=rss_disaster_recovery <p>In my column last week, I explained the great <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/whats-worse-system-failure-what-you-say-about-it-224751">importance of communicating quickly and clearly to business stakeholders</a> both during and after an outage. That can be a challenging prospect in situations where you and your team are so caught up in fixing the problem that you don't have time to keep the rest of the organization up to date. It's even worse when you simply don't have anything to tell them yet.</p> Data Center Data Explosion Disaster Recovery IT Management Log Analysis IDG Insider Tue, 20 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 225209 at http://www.infoworld.com What's worse than a system failure? What you say about it http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/whats-worse-system-failure-what-you-say-about-it-224751?source=rss_disaster_recovery <p>In IT, as in life, sometimes bad things just happen. Although we invest a ton of treasure and labor in trying to make sure that critical business operations never <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/downtime-good-181331">experience downtime</a>, things always seem to find a way to slip through the cracks. When something does go off the rails in a brilliantly visible fashion, it often matters a lot less how you actually fixed the problem and more how you communicated both while the problem was occurring and during its aftermath.</p> Data Explosion Disaster Recovery IT Management IDG Insider Tue, 13 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 224751 at http://www.infoworld.com Those 'invisible' servers could open your network to hackers http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/those-invisible-servers-could-open-your-network-hackers-224019?source=rss_disaster_recovery <p>I've written before about the huge benefits you can reap if you <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/when-the-data-center-goes-down-preparing-the-big-one-197158">plan for large sitewide outages</a> by giving yourself access to all the troubleshooting tools you'll need ahead of time. These days, that almost always includes access to a bevy of embedded management interfaces.</p> Data Center Data Explosion Security Access Control Disaster Recovery Hacking Network Security Security Management IDG Insider Mon, 05 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 224019 at http://www.infoworld.com Oklahoma data centers are ready for tornadoes http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/oklahoma-data-centers-are-ready-tornadoes-220859?source=rss_disaster_recovery <p>When questions arise about the threat of tornadoes to Perimeter Technology's Oklahoma City data center, Todd Currie has answers at the ready.</p> <p>Perimeter's vice president of operations and general manager, Currie even has a cutout sample of the data center's roof to use as proof of the sturdiness of the facility, which was built to withstand an EF3 tornado. In the middle range on the Enhanced Fujita scale of tornado strength, whose ratings go from EF0 to EF5, an EF3 tornado has winds of 136 to 165 miles per hour.</p> Data Center Disaster Recovery IDG Insider Mon, 17 Jun 2013 13:52:58 +0000 admin 220859 at http://www.infoworld.com Veeam announces Backup and Replication 7 for VMware, Microsoft environments http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/veeam-announces-backup-and-replication-7-vmware-microsoft-environments-219823?source=rss_disaster_recovery <p>If you are a VMware fan or have been involved with <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/top-10-benefits-server-virtualization-177828">server virtualization</a> for any length of time, you've probably already come across the "green machine" marketing group from Veeam Software at VMworld, Microsoft TechEd, a local <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/vmware">VMware</a> User Group (VMUG) meeting, or any number of other virtualization community events or meet-ups.</p> Virtualization EMC VMware Backup and Recovery Disaster Recovery Server Virtualization Tape Drives Wide Area Networking Virtualization Mon, 03 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 David Marshall 219823 at http://www.infoworld.com Bluelock provides VMware users with cloud-based disaster recovery http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/bluelock-provides-vmware-users-cloud-based-disaster-recovery-218415?source=rss_disaster_recovery <p>Lately there seems to be more and more applications and internal IT services being migrated to the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/what-cloud-computing-really-means-031">cloud</a>. One of those cloud services that businesses are investigating is disaster recovery. It seems like a natural fit for an organization to back up its virtual environment to the cloud for quick and easy recovery should a disaster strike.</p> Cloud Computing Virtualization EMC VMware Disaster Recovery Server Virtualization Private Cloud Virtualization Mon, 13 May 2013 15:27:44 +0000 David Marshall 218415 at http://www.infoworld.com Data centers under water: What, me worry? http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/data-centers-under-water-what-me-worry-217809?source=rss_disaster_recovery <p>Given the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/11/24/opinion/sunday/what-could-disappear.html?ref=sunday" target="_blank">dire warnings about climate change</a>, some business and IT people are pondering this question: How should <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/topic/154/Data+Center" target="_blank">data center</a> managers handle the crop of 100- and even 500-year storms, coastal flooding and other ecological disasters that climatologists predict are heading our way?</p> Data Center Disaster Recovery Thu, 02 May 2013 16:53:12 +0000 admin 217809 at http://www.infoworld.com Emergency! EN systems alert employees when disaster strikes http://www.infoworld.com/t/application-testing/emergency-en-systems-alert-employees-when-disaster-strikes-216488?source=rss_disaster_recovery <p>Having evacuated to a hotel in Pennsylvania in the face of Superstorm Sandy, Scott Thompson's problems had only begun.</p> <p>As the director of <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/topic/17/Security">security</a> engineering and technical systems for Novartis, a global pharmaceutical firm, he had to send out mass notifications warning Novartis employees in the affected states that their offices were closed. But he could not get to his own office in New Jersey, and would've been helpless if he had.</p> Application Testing Disaster Recovery IDG Insider Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:38:01 +0000 admin 216488 at http://www.infoworld.com Beyond backup: 5 other needs for World Backup Day http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/beyond-backup-5-other-needs-world-backup-day-215458?source=rss_disaster_recovery <p>Whether it's Mother's Day, Veteran's Day, or Administrative Professional's Day, we like to assign days to remind us to pay attention to important things. <a href="http://www.worldbackupday.com/" target="_blank">World Backup Day</a> is no different. Started a few years ago by a group of Redditors, World Backup Day is primarily aimed at reminding people to protect their digital lives with backups.</p> Data Explosion Storage Backup and Recovery Disaster Recovery Risk Management IDG Insider Mon, 01 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 215458 at http://www.infoworld.com Sepaton releases upgrades to high-end storage appliance http://www.infoworld.com/t/storage/sepaton-releases-upgrades-high-end-storage-appliance-214305?source=rss_disaster_recovery <p>Sepaton <a href="http://www.sepaton.com/news/press-releases.php?title=new-sepaton-s2100-es3-backup-and-recovery-appliance-extends-formidable-performance-lead-and-adds-encryption" target="_blank">today announced</a> major upgrades to its enterprise-class backup appliance -- almost doubling the backup speed -- added encryption for data at rest, and increased connectivity from 4Gbps to 8Gbps Fibre Channel and 10Gbps Ethernet.</p> <p>Sepaton's new S2100-ES3 Series 2925 appliance can back up or restore up to 80TB per hour, according to Amy Lipton, senior vice president of marketing.</p> Disaster Recovery Storage Mon, 11 Mar 2013 20:56:54 +0000 admin 214305 at http://www.infoworld.com Test your SSDs or risk massive data loss, researchers warn http://www.infoworld.com/t/solid-state-drives/test-your-ssds-or-risk-massive-data-loss-researchers-warn-213715?source=rss_disaster_recovery <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/SSDs_hp.jpg" alt="Test your SSDs or risk massive data loss, researchers warn" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Companies adopting flash-based SSDs as a cornerstone to the data center storage systems are risking "massive data loss" due to power outages, <a href="https://www.usenix.org/conference/fast13/understanding-robustness-ssds-under-power-fault" Cloud Computing Data Center Storage Amazon.com Backup and Recovery Disaster Recovery Solid State Drives Storage Management Cloud Computing Fri, 01 Mar 2013 11:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 213715 at http://www.infoworld.com The true grit of IT troubleshooting http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/the-true-grit-of-it-troubleshooting-212997?source=rss_disaster_recovery <div id="deep_end-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 190px;"><img src="https://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/wrenches.jpg" alt="The true grit of IT troubleshooting" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Data Center Disaster Recovery Systems Management Tue, 19 Feb 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 212997 at http://www.infoworld.com Why recover from disaster when you can avoid it? http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/why-recover-disaster-when-you-can-avoid-it-212543?source=rss_disaster_recovery <p>As I write this on a cold winter Friday afternoon, most of the Northeastern United States is abuzz in preparations for an incoming blizzard. By the time this posts, we'll all know whether the "snowmageddon" Storm Nemo hype spun by the weather folks was true.</p> Data Center Data Explosion Backup and Recovery Disaster Recovery Storage Area Network IDG Insider Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 212543 at http://www.infoworld.com All IT pros need to understand TCP windowing http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/all-it-pros-need-understand-tcp-windowing-211594?source=rss_disaster_recovery <p><a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/after-hurricane-sandy-lessons-the-data-center-206304">Following Hurricane Sandy</a>, let's say you've been asked to set up replication to a disaster recovery site. Your company has chosen to back up its core operations located in Boston with space in a collocation center in Chicago -- about a thousand miles away. You've done the math and determined that you'll need a 500Mbps circuit to handle the amount of data necessary to replicate and maintain recovery-point SLAs.</p> Data Center Data Explosion Networking Internet Disaster Recovery Network Management Wide Area Networking IDG Insider Mon, 28 Jan 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 211594 at http://www.infoworld.com