Disaster Recovery

RPO and RTO Monitoring

RPO and RTO Monitoring

A critical step in creating a disaster recovery solution is determining your RPO (restore point objective) and your RTO (restore time objective). In essence, these are the point in time that you need your data recovered to, and how fast you need to achieve that restore point. Establishing what RPO and RTO are necessary for … Continued

The importance of maintaining databases

The importance of maintaining databases

If you’re in business, then its likely you’ve got a database such as Exchange, SharePoint and SQL, and all the responsibility (and sometimes headaches) that goes along with owning one. Without properly maintaining databases, in time, your applications dependent on them will slow and employees will have difficulty completing tasks. Those frustrations lead to a … Continued

Strategies to Prevent DDoS attacks

Strategies to Prevent DDoS attacks

If you think you’re seeing more news about computer hackers, you’re right. It seems this underground community continues to wreck havoc in our online lives and businesses through increasingly sophisticated means of mischief. While the most publicized hacking events highlight stolen data, that’s not always the motivating factor. Some hackers have mastered the art of DDoS attacks, or … Continued

Cloud Disaster Recovery – Why the hype?

Cloud Disaster Recovery – Why the hype?

Cloud Storage Services  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. … 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