Why DRaaS is Getting Both Customers and Vendors Excited

If your enterprise is of small to medium size, effective disaster recovery solutions may have seemed out of reach. While you could back up your data (and your configuration files, mailboxes and what have you) and send everything off to the cloud for safekeeping, real DR was still a step or two further away. If you wanted to know for sure that you could recover in the face of IT disaster, you had to arrange for your own duplicate systems, download your backup data, start up your applications and check it all worked again. This kind of heavy lifting was out of range for SMBs. However, DRaaS looks set to change all of that. Read more

2015-05-04T09:43:17+10:00By |Uncategorized|

Disaster Recovery Planning – How Much Do IT Vendors Really Understand?

There is no shortage of hardware and software products to help enterprises with their IT, but when it comes to disaster recovery planning, vendors may not be the best placed to advise. The most effective DR also means having the right people taking the right actions at the right time, something that transcends the possibilities of machines and automation. Both dimensions, human and machine, need to be taken into account. Conversely, vendor promises that their solution is ‘all you need for DR’ should be taken with a good pinch of salt. Read more

2014-02-25T09:26:44+11:00By |Disaster Recovery|