Let’s face it, if you’re a technologist and you’re reading this article, you’re tied to the cloud in one way or another. Whether you have Gmail synced to your phone or you upload photos to Dropbox, you’re utilizing cloud computing. Over the past few years, cloud services have become more enhanced and prevalent. There is more emphasis on data delivery, our ability to continuously stay connected and how our information is distributed.
Emergencies happen, environments go down, but the business process must go on! Right? Over the past few years, smaller and even mid-size organizations found it challenging to enter the DR and even business continuity conversation.
First things first: it’s important to understand that disaster recovery and business continuity are two different business objectives. However, they can certainly overlap. Even today there is still some confusion about what the cloud can really deliver.
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The modern data center has truly evolved. We have branch locations, complete systems for disaster recovery, and cloud platforms capable of handling large influxes of users. Similarly, the model of the data center has also evolved.
Data center systems or subsystems that are preassembled in a factory are often described as prefabricated, containerized, modular and skid-based, among others.
Many are waking up to no Internet service this morning as Time Warner Cable suffered a major Internet outage early today. During routine network maintenance at 4:30 a.m., an undisclosed issue with their Internet backbone disrupted the entirety of Time Warner Cable’s network, including Internet and on-demand services.
A good disaster recovery (DR) plan is like insurance. Companies hope they will never have to use it. But what happens when a natural or human-induced disaster occurs? Can the business recover operations in a reasonable time, if at all? And what is the economic impact when they do?
By David Hill
VMware vSphere has always been a premier destination for virtualizing packaged applications like Microsoft SharePoint and Exchange. Being built on the same trusted foundation of vSphere, vCloud Hybrid Service continues to see the hosting of these packaged applications as one of the five common starting points to hybrid cloud.
I thought I would expand on this, specifically around why would you would host Microsoft Exchange in VMware vCloud Hybrid Service.
Rob McClary is the Senior Vice President & General Manager at FORTRUST.
If one of the leading causes of data center outages is human error, why do we spend so much time focused on the tier classification or rating of a data center? I would agree that the design plays an important part in reliability, but it’s a small part relative to people, process, operations, maintenance, lifecycle and risk mitigation strategies.
For those of you who have used vCenter Heartbeat to protect your vCenter instances, please be aware that we have announced the end of its availability as of June 2 2014.
Don’t worry though if you’re using it today; the current iteration will be supported through late 2018.