Published By: DataCore
Published Date: Jun 06, 2019
Nothing in Business Continuity circles ranks higher in importance than risk reduction. Yet the risk of major disruptions to business continuity practices looms ever larger today, mostly due to the troubling dependencies on the location, topology and suppliers of data storage.
Get insights on how to avoid spending time and money reinventing BC/DR plans every time your storage infrastructure changes.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Feb 26, 2015
In this report, we'll look at the challenges that businesses are facing when it comes to understanding network and application performance, and how the lack of network information can lead to bad performance, low user satisfaction, compliance issues and costly downtime.
Industrial enterprises around the world are retooling their factories with advanced technologies to boost manufacturing flexibility and speed, achieving new levels of overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), supply chain responsiveness, and customer satisfaction in the process. This renaissance reflects very real pressures industry players face today. For years, traditional factories have been operating at a disadvantage, impeded by production environments that are “disconnected”—at the very least strictly gated—to corporate business systems, to supply chains, and to customers and partners.
Managers of these traditional factories say the feeling is akin to flying blind. These are operations where plant floors, front offices, and suppliers operate in independent silos, where managers have only hazy visibility into downtime and quality problems, and where the root causes of inefficiencies are rarely understood or addressed.
To accommodate increasingly dense technology environments, increasingly critical business applications, and increasingly stringent service level demands, data centers are typically engineered to deliver the highest-affordable availability levels facility-wide. Within this monolithic design approach, the same levels of mechanical, electrical, and IT infrastructure are installed to support systems and applications regardless of their criticality or business risk if unplanned downtime occurs. Typically, high redundancy designs are deployed in order to provide for all eventualities. The result, in many instances, is to unnecessarily drive up both upfront construction or retro-fitting costs and ongoing operating expenses.
Read When Good Backups Go Bad: Data Recovery Failures and What to Do About Them to understand backup challenges, impacts, and solutions. Don't let your business fall victim to downtime because of a computer or system failure.
By building in comprehensive security measures at the design and architectural phase of data center build-outs, organizations can optimize business-critical service availability and minimize potential downtime.
While short outages are common, longer service disruptions – due to weather, human error or even squirrels – can be catastrophic, paralyzing business operations. Your organization can feel the consequences long after the connection has been repaired. This white paper explores the benefits of using 4G LTE as a back up solution to maximize revenue and minimize business risk downtime can have on your brand. You’ll learn how a 4G wireless solution has benefits over wired backup solutions for business continuity.
Please download the whitepaper to learn more!
Enhance the Availability & Performance of SAP HANA Apps
Abstract: SAP HANA delivers powerful analytics capabilities that can help you improve business performance and drive digital transformation. You can more easily build reliable and performant SAP HANA-powered landscapes with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications and Amazon Web Services (AWS). That’s because SUSE can help you achieve near zero downtime and sustain high-performance levels, while AWS delivers a broad and deep set of cloud services that are certified to fulfill the compute, memory, and storage requirements of SAP HANA.
Published By: Veeam '18
Published Date: Dec 04, 2018
"Ransomware is top of mind for many organizations’ leaders as their organizations face the potentially disastrous aftermath of successful attacks.
ESG has surveyed IT leaders and organizations to find out how big of a problem ransomware is, what are the business consequences of downtime caused by these attacks, and which are some of the best practices and capabilities organizations need to apply to be protected.
According to the ESG research, nearly two-thirds of surveyed organizations across North America and Western Europe experienced a ransomware attack at some point last year, with 22% reporting weekly attacks. The attacks have helped make cybersecurity a target of IT investment, and spending is accelerating.
What’s needed to fend off this epidemic are best practices and tools to:
Prevent or at least mitigate attacks
Protect data and backup data
Published By: Acronis
Published Date: Dec 28, 2011
According to a 2010 ESG survey, 73% of midmarket companies face "significant revenue loss or other adverse business impact" within three hours of experience downtime. Read this article to find out why you need the automated disaster recovery plan that's built in to Acronis Backup & Recovery® 11!
Many manufacturers are pursuing the immense business benefits available from digitizing and connecting their factories. Major gains in overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), reduced downtime, and manufacturing flexibility can be achieved with a factory that is digitized and connected. By providing visibility to machines and processes, manufacturers can anticipate issues that create unplanned downtime. By putting in place a secure, converged and wireless-ready network, manufacturers can have a platform that enables the agility to quickly start up new machines, cells, and lines, and rapidly deliver new products.
Surprisingly, 50% of small to medium sized businesses that have invested in a data availability and recovery solution may still be vulnerable to downtime. Download this free white paper to learn what you can do to avoid the same risk. You'll also learn what your options are for reliable IBM iSeries data protection and recovery that make sense for your size business.
The disaster that seemed daunting in good economic times can be insurmountable when the economy takes a turn. This essential article outlines the "Five elements of business recovery," which can help you reduce the risk of lost revenue that downtime of any kind represents.
Small to medium businesses experiencing network downtime can cost as much 3% of annual revenues. It is critical that you have a help desk solution that can help efficiently track, identify and resolve issues as quickly as possible. Help Desk Authority® provides best-of-breed ticket workflows, dashboards and reporting with advanced automation and self-service functions to enable IT to focus on more important issues.
With tight budgets, it isn't easy to create the operational dexterity needed to thrive in a competitive marketplace. View this demo to find out how IBM® SPSS® solutions for predictive operational analytics help manage physical and virtual assets, maintain infrastructure and capital equipment, and improve the efficiency of people and processes. By using your existing business information, IBM SPSS software can help you: predict and prevent equipment failures that can lead to disruptive, costly downtime; quickly identify and resolve product quality issues to mitigate risks and reduce warranty costs; optimize product assortment planning to increase revenue, reduce working capital requirements and improve the return on inventory investments; and act to retain your best employees by developing predictive attrition models to identify the workers at greatest risk of leaving the organization.
Can your business afford to lose $9,000 per minute?
According to the Ponemon Institute $9,000 is the average cost of an unplanned outage. In some cases the costs are much higher. The catalogue of cloud outages over recent years is well publicized and reads like a “who’s who” of the technology industry. It seems no one is immune.
But when it comes to delivering digital content, downtime isn’t the only concern. Today a poor user experience can be just as damaging as an outage. According to Limelight research, 78% of people will stop watching an online video after it buffers three times, and the majority of people will not wait more than 5 seconds for a website to load.
Organizations looking to deliver great digital experiences for their customers often choose to deliver that content using Content Delivery Networks (CDNs). Using multiple CDNs to deliver these digital content experiences promises even greater levels of availability and performance. But it brings with it a host of questi
The notion of digitizing your business has become a matter of “when,” rather than “if.” For many, migrating critical workloads to the cloud is a key part of this transformation. When deciding on a
cloud provider, however, IT executives are under pressure to find a solution that enables reduced costs, greater agility, and above all, the ability to innovate core business processes.
At the heart of many businesses embarking on this journey is their SAP environment. But since SAP workloads represent some of the most critical and deeply integrated business applications, IT executives are required to look for ways to execute this migration in the most timely and reliable manner. Organizations migrating to the cloud cannot risk application downtime or productivity loss
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Sep 25, 2008
Email is one of the most critical applications in use in business today: it is embedded in many business workflows, it is used by engineers to inform them of infrastructure issues and it is used to communicate with customers and business partners. In short, the modern organization has email at the heart of its communications and business processes. This makes it critical to minimize both the downtime and loss of email upon the outset of a business continuity event.
No business is immune to the threat of IT downtime caused by natural and manmade disasters. Natural disasters—such as earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, fires, and floods—can happen with little to no advanced warning. But the bigger risk is often human-induced events—from simple IT configuration errors to significant data center problems. If you lack a rock-solid disaster recovery (DR) plan, any of these unpredictable events—natural or manmade—could bring your business and its revenue streams to a halt. Yet many organizations are not well prepared for the unknown. The randomness of such events lulls people into a sense of false security—“That’s not likely to happen here.” While you can hope to avoid events that threaten the continuity of your business, the reality remains unchanged: Disasters happen—so you need to prepare for them.
Are you prepared? Please download this eBook to find out!
Application and data availability can make or break a business. These days backing up to the Cloud is a simple, cost effective way to get the advantages of a datacenter without the expense of creating and managing a physical center. Double-Take Cloud is a simple way to migrate, backup and restore data and applications to the cloud with minimal downtime and complete control over your expenses.
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