Disaster Recovery

Virtual Environments for Disaster Recovery – Managing Configuration

Virtual Environments for Disaster Recovery – Managing Configuration

Using Virtual Environments for Disaster Recovery – Managing Configuration Creating a virtual environment for your server system is part of every disaster recovery plan. Off the shelf virtualization technology such as VMWare, Hyper-V and Virtual Box, allow you to create a software representation of all the hardware and software associated with a server. Essentially you’re … Continued

Microsoft Windows Active Directory Errors

Microsoft Windows Active Directory Errors

When you’re buying a new desktop or server, it’s not uncommon to receive the device with a copy of Microsoft Windows already installed. This convenience provided by the manufacture is designed to alleviate the additional steps for the customer of having to purchase and install Windows in order to use their new device. These copies … Continued

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

Cloud Disaster Recovery – Where’s the Beef?

Cloud Disaster Recovery – Where’s the Beef?

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 27 years since Wendy’s launched its now world-famous, TV ad series known simply as “Where’s the Beef?” First airing on January 10, 1984, the original commercial titled, “Fluffy Bun,” featured three elderly ladies examining an exaggeratedly large hamburger bun topped with a minuscule hamburger patty from a fictional … 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

Data Protection Solutions for Payroll Service Companies

Data Protection Solutions for Payroll Service Companies

Payroll is a daunting, time-consuming task for companies. Oftentimes the entire payroll function is outsourced to a provider to handle the calculations for taxes, the filings, and the actual distribution of funds. Payroll service companies carry an important responsibility for their clients. Companies depend on them to be reliable as paychecks are pretty important to … 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