IT Resilience & Downtime Prevention Blog


A Four Point Strategy for Tackling IT Emergencies

IT outages are occasionally caused by natural disasters or other unusual incidents, but most IT outages have far more mundane roots that are often avoidable when the right strategy and process are put in place. Read about a four point strategy for sailing through your next unexpected incident.

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The Season of IT Forgiveness, and How to Avoid It

Depending on the faith, the Season of Forgiveness varies between different times of year. But it appears that July was the month of sin and salvation after thousands of Etsy merchants had to apologize to their customers due to a glitch in the Worldpay payment system.

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Service Outages: The Way Forward

Service outages are no laughing matter. They are every IT department’s worst nightmare, with a potential to inflict a heavy toll on an organization’s bottom line. This article discusses the main causes and possible solution to be one step ahead.

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The Real Reason Airline (and other) Systems Go Down

Delta this week. Southwest last month. Jet Blue back in May. Which airline is next to suffer a major outage? Read more.

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3 Steps to Successfully Move to a Software-Defined Datacenter

Greater numbers of IT departments have shifted their IT infrastructure towards the software-defined datacenter, but it also presents new risks that every IT manager should take into consideration when making this shift.

How to Ensure Your IT Resilience

How to Ensure Your IT Resilience

Waiting for bad things to happen is never a good practice, right? That’s why taking a proactive approach for prevention is always recommended, especially when it comes to your critical IT. Here are five things you can do to ensure the resilience of your critical IT infrastructure.


ITOA Coming of Age

Analytics have become an inseparable part of our day-to-day lives with weather forecast and navigation systems. What’s making analytics so powerful and useful is the evolution from descriptive analytics to predictive and prescriptive analytics. Learn how it is also becoming an indispensable part the IT Operations tool set.

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How to Prevent Outages with IT Analytics in 4 Steps

How can your organization effectively use Analytics to optimize IT operations? How can it help you make more informed decisions? Most importantly, how can your company avoid preventable downtime and service disruptions? Here are four helpful steps to prevent outages with IT analytics.

Best of 2015

2015 Most Popular Resources List

2015 was a fruitful year for us. We published dozens of content pieces such as blog posts, Surveys, eBooks and infographics we hope you liked. Check out what other users and readers found most useful in 2015.

Infrastructure HERO

Become an Infrastructure HERO

Taking proactive measurements is extremely important when it comes to protecting your critical systems. Now, with our free vSphere Resilience HealthCheck, you can become a Hero and save your virtual infrastructure from misconfigurations and critical errors. Read through and learn how you can Win a GoPro HERO camera.


Virtualization: Everything Is Different; Nothing Has Changed

IT organizations are undergoing a significant transformation ever since virtualization has become a central part of IT operations. The majority of enterprises are heavily virtualized but at the same time, a growing percentage have multiple virtualization technology silos, each managed with its own administrative solutions and skills, increasing operational cost and complexity. So what can enterprises do to keep their virtualization infrastructure resilient?

IT Operations & Self-Driving Cars

What Can IT Operations Learn from Self-Driving Cars?

As we are all witnessing how self-driving cars become a reality, IT teams may find some lessons that can already be learned from the autonomous vehicle in their automation plans.

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How to Avoid Configuration Drifts?

Configuration drift is one of these things that you know and fear, yet most of us say that there is not much we can do about it, so we need to learn to live with it. But do we? Maybe there is something we can do to avoid configuration drifts after all?

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The Software-Defined Datacenter is Here (Sort of)

Some experts view the Software-Defined Datacenter as a potential game-changer, but others believe it may take a few more years before it gets there. The preliminary results of our SDDC survey show that 35% are already working on or planning SDDC projects. Does it match your experience? Take the survey and let us know.

IT Operations Outsourcing

IT Operations: To Outsource or Not to Outsource?

Moving all or a portion of IT operations into the hands of a Managed Service Provider (MSP) can help certain organizations save time and money, but some IT executives are concerned it could lead to loss of visibility and control. What should you know before you make the outsourcing decision?

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