Disaster Recovery

Cloud Disaster Recovery – Why the hype?

Cloud Disaster Recovery – Why the hype?

  There’s a lot of buzz around cloud services. Everything from accounting to telecommunications to everyday computing with virtual desktops, it’s all moving to the cloud. It’s not the wave of the future – it’s what’s happening now. Companies are embracing the cloud in droves, seeing the advantages over traditional, read “antiquated,” means of competing on the big stage. Our little … Continued

What went wrong in the days before Super Storm Sandy?

What went wrong in the days before Super Storm Sandy?

“Not only were many firms unsure about whether their galoshes were waterproof,” Bart Chilton, the regulator at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission said, “they hadn’t even tried them on.” Chilton’s sharp-tongued critique is in response to the apparent lack of disaster preparation in the days prior to the Super Storm Sandy. Chilton is still hot … Continued

Data Center Exposure and Recovery in New York City

Data Center Exposure and Recovery in New York City

Hurricane Sandy provided a fascinating opportunity to study the both the level of disaster planning and the resilience of New York City data centers. This article will examine a) what actually happened, b) what was the risk, and c) what are the lessons learned. What Actually Happened? Simply put, data centers in New York were … Continued

How to Plan and Execute a Data Protection Audit – part 3

How to Plan and Execute a Data Protection Audit – part 3

In the previous installment of our three part series on “How to plan and execute a data protection audit,” we’ve detailed the questions and reasons you need to ask regarding your data requirements, to determine what’s appropriate to include in your data protection audit. Those questions were focused on looking at the functional areas of … Continued

Data Protection Audit Planning

Data Protection Audit Planning

In part one of our series, “How to plan and execute a data protection audit,” we discussed the importance of user participation in the design process of your data audit plan. In this installment, we go into more detail about the questions you need to ask about your business processes to determine what you need to secure. … Continued

NBC’s Revolution Review

NBC’s Revolution Review

Monday night at 9 p.m. central time, the lights went out around the world – at least on NBC’s much anticipated new drama, Revolution. The premise is that “an event” caused a global black-out of all technology, and all the power mysteriously disappeared for everything from standard batteries, to cars left stranded on the highway, … Continued