Operators of the New York Stock Exchange have suspended trading Wednesday morning because of an unspecified technical issue. NYSE, owned by Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), said the outage was not caused by a cyber attack. The company has not provided any details about the issue, saying on Twitter it was “doing our outmost to produce a swift resolution and will be providing further updates as soon as we can.” It suspended trading across all symbols at 11:32 am ET.
ROI for an IT purchase is typically a function of the increase in revenue that the purchase generates. Data protection ROI is a different story all together. Backup and restore systems don’t generate revenue. As a result, they are usually overlooked in any ROI purchase justifications. This misses the key benefit of backup and restore systems ─ and the point where a compelling ROI analysis can be made. Downtime. The biggest IT fear, and the reason backup and recovery systems exist.
George Bedocs is the vice president of infrastructure engineering for Datto.
Every enterprise IT team carries some version of “The Worst Case Scenario Handbook” in its collective psyche. In the data center, that mental handbook includes envisioning what might happen if a storm takes out your power or – worse – an employee makes a serious error that yields Mother Nature-level repercussions.
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.
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.
By Brian Florence
If you’re an IT director or CIO of a corporation that has large, business-critical environments, you’re very aware that if those environments are unavailable for any length of time, your company will be losing a lot of money every minute of that downtime (millions of dollars, even).
Most IT professionals prefer a proactive approach to support when managing their IT environment. Who doesn’t want to prevent issues from impacting their environment or causing costly downtime? To be successful, you need the right tools and resources from your technology vendors. EMC continues to invest in its Agile Services model, first introduced in 2011, to empower customers to be increasingly proactive in managing their environments.
A data center move is a costly, high-visibility, high-risk IT project. To avoid impacting your company’s bottom line with unnecessary costs, downtime, and added confusion, you need to treat it as such. More than labeling equipment, scheduling …
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.
As one places more infrastructure into the current data center platform, one can begin to run into power and control challenges. As the cost of power continues to rise, while the demand for computing capacity grows at an unprecedented rate, balancing the costs of cooling equipment against the need for uninterrupted uptime presents a constant challenge.