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IT Operations

The Story of the IRS’s 11-hour Outage on Tax Day 2018

“Firmware bug” reported as the cause for the IRS online filing platform outage. What went on behind the scenes that led up to the outage?

Business Continuity

Farewell to 2018. In 2019, let’s conquer the IT resilience challenge

Well, 2018 is just about over and at the end of the year it’s good to take stock of what this past year was about. In 2018, we saw that complex, hybrid IT systems are hard to maintain especially when you don’t really know why they fail. What were the issues that concerned us and the community we serve, what was our take on significant events that occurred and now, what have we learned?

Business Continuity

The Lesson of the Black Friday Outages: IT Resilience is Paramount!

Shoppers plan their Black Friday purchases weeks in advance. Retailers, please plan, test and verify your IT environment resilience in advance, so outages don’t recur.

Business Continuity

Stories We Tell, and the Real Reasons for IT Outages

IT outages seem more common than ever, and their business implications also seem to increase exponentially over time. When looking at the reasons given, way too often it’s a “hardware issue” or the notorious “technical glitch”. So what are the real causes, and why use technology as a scape-goat?

Business Continuity

Chaos or Control? Take Charge and Manage the Resilience of Your Mushrooming Cloud Environments

Cloud environments are evolving faster than climate is changing. Here, though, you can make a difference: Ensure resilience in your multiple cloud environments.

CIO

Ensuring Resilience Assurance for Insurers

The insurance industry is now at an inflection point, ready to adopt new technologies to bring services and new offerings in line with client demands. A robust and resilient IT environment should be an objective that’s equal in importance to the customer experience.

Business Continuity

A What-if Analysis That Prevents Unplanned Maintenance-Related Outages

Enterprises with large and complex IT environments typically add and decommission numerous systems during an average week. From time to time, the unfortunate end result is an unplanned service outage. AvailabilityGuard What-If Impact Analysis report enables you to review the business processes that will be affected by decommissioning a switch.

IT Resilience

Go ahead, move to software-defined storage – we’ve got your back, configuratively-speaking

Modern enterprises are always in search of more agility and productivity – IT included. To a very great extent these have been provided by cloud and virtualization technologies. And, most recent in a long line of these innovative technologies, storage virtualization is now also enterprise-ready. How do you confirm it’s configured for resilience?

IT Resilience

The pace of innovation – how do you keep up with it?

Amazon recently announced that 497 new features were added to the AWS platform in just one quarter. How do you keep up with this level of change and assure resilience in such a dynamic environment?

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