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The spookiest IT infrastructure threats

October 27, 2014

In the spirit of Halloween, we wanted to talk about some of the scariest IT scenarios that can really bring down critical components of your IT infrastructure. Will we talk about powerful hurricanes? Fire? Maybe Cyber-attacks? The actual threats to you …

The one report every Business Continuity Manager is asking for

November 6, 2012

The one report every Business Continuity Manager is asking for

New Survey: Enterprise Service Availability & Business Continuity Benchmarks

February 17, 2012

Want to know how your service availability metrics and DR practices compare to your industry peers? A new survey conducted by Continuity Software will help you find out. Download the survey results and get answers to questions such as: How does your av …

Another hidden downtime risk that can come back to bite you

January 17, 2012

Today’s Topic: Cluster Shared SAN Configuration Drift The most common way to share data between cluster nodes is through the use of multi-homed SAN storage. Inconsistent access to the SAN volumes by cluster nodes is a state in which one or more shared …

Hidden recovery risk that will come back to bite you

January 9, 2012

Today’s Hidden Risk: Invalid Database Snapshot An invalid database copy can be created when a storage-based snapshot (or any other type of copy, such as replica, clone, etc.) of the database is taken while the database is not in “hot backup” mode. In t …

The Vulnerability Index Benchmark

December 26, 2011

Based on data gathered from 88 organizations worldwide, the Vulnerability Index Benchmark by Continuity Software provides a first of its kind measurement of downtime and data loss risk for each organization, grouped by industry sector. Get your complim …

Recent outage events catch BCP with their pants down

August 8, 2011

There has been a flurry of recent reports regarding outages leading to downtime and data loss. Here is just a small sample: This Article in USA Today is titled “United’s flight mess latest caused by computer glitches,” but also discusses similar outage …

4 Oracle DataGuard Recovery Risks

July 19, 2011

Your company decided to replicate production Oracle databases to a remote DR site using Data Guard. The database administration crew set it up and made several tests to ensure that it works properly.  How do you know that it will also work properly tom …

Quick Guidebook: Top 10 Private Cloud Risks

March 10, 2011

Enterprises routinely build Disaster Recovery and High Availability measures into their private cloud infrastructure, so why do downtime and data loss risks still exist? Reality is that even the most robust Disaster Recovery and High Availability (DR/H …

VMware ESX: data loss / downtime risks and how to avoid them

December 23, 2010

Continuing my previous virtualization posts, I’d like to take this time to describe additional examples of what-could-go-wrong-in-my-private-cloud. Here they are: Replication issues. For instance, a VM which is stored on an un-replicated LUN (or partia …

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