Enterprise Availability Blog

Why You Cannot Afford IT Infrastructure Glitches This Holiday Season

Why you cannot afford IT infrastructure glitches this Holiday season
November 25, 2014

With Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the Christmas shopping spree around the corner, IT teams are going the extra mile to ensure continuous availability for all critical systems. Businesses simply cannot afford any IT glitches, especially during this busiest time of year. Here is how you can prevent it.

6 Steps to Ensure Service Availability

Ensure Service Availability
November 9, 2014

Benjamin Franklin once said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is a smart approach also when it comes to your IT infrastructure. Learn how you can ensure IT service availability following 6 easy steps.

The Top 10 Cluster Availability Risks

IT infrastructure threats
November 3, 2014

In a complex cluster setup, it is practically impossible to ensure 100% availability across all IT layers. The ongoing changes inevitably result in configuration inconsistencies, introducing availability risks that often remain hidden until disaster strikes. Detecting those risks ahead of time, can prevent the next costly outage.

The spookiest IT infrastructure threats

spookiest IT infrastructure threats
October 27, 2014

What are the scariest IT scenarios that can bring down your IT infrastructure? Naturally, one would think about disasters such as hurricanes, fire, or maybe cyber-attacks. But the actual threats to your critical systems may surprise you – and you can actually have control over them, given the right tools and processes.

The one report every Business Continuity Manager is asking for

Business Continuity Report
November 6, 2013

What would the report that every IT infrastructure and business continuity manager include? Check out this sample report and learn how you can get important information such as business services at risk, replication status, configuration gaps, and IT response time in one single report.

New Survey: Enterprise Service Availability & Business Continuity Benchmarks

Enterprise Service Availability Benchmarks
February 17, 2013

Read the following survey and learn how your service availability metrics and disaster recovery practices compare to your industry.

Another hidden downtime risk that can come back to bite you

It downtime risk
January 17, 2013

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

Hidden recovery risks
January 9, 2013

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, 2012

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, 2012

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 …

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