Disaster Recovery

Organizations live and die by the security of their data and the ability to access business-critical systems. TechRepublic offers advice and best practices for business continuity planning, data backup, and disaster recovery.

  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    Forrester Wave Report

    Improvements in disaster recovery plans and broad business continuity strategies are top-of-mind concerns for leading enterprises today and recovery time is now measured in hours and minutes not days. These key insights are discussed in the 2010 Forrester Wave Report.

    Provided By IBM

  • Videos // Aug 2011

    CSX Customer Reference Video

    Business continuity is very important for CSX, since the North American railroad is a 24x7 business. If they go down, there are assets sitting undelivered and revenue that can't be collected. The company relies heavily on IBM to help keep things moving. Watch this video to see how CSX realizes...

    Provided By IBM

  • Case Studies // Aug 2011

    Forrester Total Economic Impact (TEI) Case Study - Oracle

    In this paper, Forrester Consulting examines the total economic impact and potential return on investment (ROI) realized by three Enterprise organizations as they virtualized mission-critical Oracle databases on the VMware vSphere platform. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact...

    Provided By VMware

  • Webcasts // Jul 2011

    When Good Backups Go Bad

    This webcast addresses the top reasons backups fail, the repercussions of those failures, and why it doesn't have to be this way. Attendees will attain a broad understanding of backup and data recovery pitfalls, the serious consequences of those failures, and what to look for in a data recovery solution...

    Provided By Symantec

  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    How to assure customers of the quality and availability of business services

    As IT organisations are increasingly measured by their relationship to revenue, employee productivity and business success, the more they need to visualise, analyse and manage how the components in their IT environment impact business services. Read how CA Service Assurance addresses these key challenges and provides a comprehensive, unified understanding...

    Provided By CA

  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    The human side of business continuity planning

    While most businesses have continuity plans in place for remaining operational during a disruption, many don't address a company's most precious assets: its employees. This paper identifies key areas for organizations to consider as they prepare themselves to handle the human side of business disruptions.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Endress+Hauser maximizes availability and resiliency with Linux on System z

    "Other companies that visit us are often amazed that our team is so small-but the simple and intuitive user management tools for System z make it possible for just 1.5 full-time employees to administer the entire Linux landscape.." says Aribert Starnell, Division Manager, Production Computer Center at Endress+Hauser Info Serve....

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Endress+Hauser maximizes availability and resiliency with Linux on System z

    "Other companies that visit us are often amazed that our team is so small-but the simple and intuitive user management tools for System z make it possible for just 1.5 full-time employees to administer the entire Linux landscape.." says Aribert Starnell, Division Manager, Production Computer Center at Endress+Hauser Info Serve....

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Exchange Disaster Recovery: Protecting Exchange in a Virtual Environment

    Disaster has struck. Your virtual Exchange system is down. The pressure's on. There's only one way to successfully avoid a potential catastrophe: You need a well-documented disaster recovery plan. In this Quest white paper, learn how to make a solid disaster recovery strategy today - before disaster strikes. Plus,...

    Provided By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Data Protection: Evaluating Business Requirements & Classifying Your Data

    Data protection for your business is a given, but there's more to it. Have you considered stronger data protection for mission-critical information? What about reducing costs for long-term static data? An effective backup and recovery strategy means evaluating the importance of your company's data and THEN prioritizing its protection. ...

    Provided By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    VMware's vSphere Storage Appliance: High Availability for Small IT Operations

    Learn how small and midsized businesses are increasingly adopting virtualisation to deliver consolidation, improve data back up and disaster recovery and increase security with an in-depth new paper from the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). Learn directly from your peer's experiences and see why VMware's solutions are perfect for the growing...

    Provided By VMware

  • Webcasts // May 2011

    The Perfect Couple: Business Process and Data Management

    There's no love lost between those responsible for your critical business processes and your data management efforts. Typically, their paths never cross and if they do, the relationship is plagued by miscommunication and misguided goals. Why is it important for these groups to be aligned and how do you...

    Provided By Trillium Software

  • White Papers // May 2011

    Forrester Analyst White Paper: The State of Enterprise Disaster Recovery Preparedness 2011

    This report outlines five trends that enterprises are architecting to better equip their DR solutions today including: secondary site configuration and separation, cloud recovery, tiers of applications and causes of disasters.

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // May 2011

    Generate formatted reports for IBM data servers using CLPPlus

    Generate Formatted Reports from IBM Data Servers Using CLPPlus. See how easy it is to generate reports from the new command line tool introduced in DB2 9.7?CLPPlus. Follow examples to get started with the available report formatting options. Article is part of a full e-kit designed for fast, easy...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // May 2011

    IBM DB2 e-kit for Database Professionals: Extending skills is fast and easy

    IBM DB2 e-kit for Database Professionals: Extending skills is fast and easy. The move to IBM DB2 software is surprisingly easy due to new SQL compatibility features. And this e-kit makes it fast, because it's packed with technical resources, demos, DB2 software downloads and more. Begin taking advantage of...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    IBM Information Protection Services-onsite data protection

    Is explosive data growth a problem for your organization? How are you protecting your information assets? IBM can provide managed data protection services for your data center servers, applications and databases worldwide. This datasheet discusses IBM Information Protection Services-onsite data protection service, a managed tape-and disk-based data protection service that...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    The Evolving Data Storage Role for Tape

    'Why tape storage remains relevant' is the main topic of discussion in this whitepaper. Rather than becoming extinct, Greg Schulz argues, that the role of tape in data storage is evolving and complementary of other storage management methods. For example, disk-based data protection devices such as the Quantum DXi-Series provide...

    Provided By Quantum

  • Webcasts // Mar 2011

    Symantec Study: SMBs Not Prepared For Disasters, Don't Act Until It's Too Late

    Symantec's 2011 SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey found that though SMBs are at risk, they are still not making disaster preparedness a priority until they experience a disaster or data loss. The data also revealed that disaster-related downtime costs a typical SMB $12,500 per day. Learn more about the survey findings...

    Provided By Symantec

  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Trial: Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack v5.5

    Download a free 60-day trial version of Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack, IBM's continuous data protection and near-instant recovery solution for business-critical Windows servers. With TSM FastBack, you will be able to recover any amount of data within a couple of minutes, from any previous point-in-time, following almost any type of...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Practical Backup and Disaster Recovery for SMBs Implementing Server Virtualization

    Small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) have been moving to virtualized environments. It improves efficiency, reduces costs, offers stronger security, less complicated PC management and potentially better disaster recovery abilities. Your IT group has to make it all work - but without specific virtualization knowledge, they're struggling. What's needed are powerful,...

    Provided By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Business Continuity for the Twenty-First Century

    Business dependency on IT systems has never been greater, and when problems occur the impact can prove catastrophic to an organization's productivity, revenue, and reputation. Despite the critical role of business applications, the tools many companies use to ensure their functionality and protection remain undervalued and overlooked, resulting in faulty,...

    Provided By Neverfail Group

  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Fast Track Stays Ahead of the Game with Neverfail.

    Fast Track is an internationally renowned sports marketing agency with an unrivalled reputation for delivering impactful and measurable events, both in the UK and across International territories. It manages the execution of high-profile events including the Aviva UKA Grand Prix Events and British Basketball at the O2 Arena as well...

    Provided By Neverfail Group

  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    WHATʼS MISSING FROM YOUR DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN?

    When most IT professionals think of a disaster recovery plan, they think big, really big, like an earthquake, fire, flood, etc., where the data center is totally inaccessible. To protect against this scenario elaborate data replication technologies are usually deployed with the primary focus of getting data out of the...

    Provided By Neverfail Group

  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    The Importance of Email Continuity

    Email is the single most important tool in helping employees to get work done in organizations of all sizes. Most email users have become so dependent upon their corporate email system that they check email almost constantly while at work, most check it at home on weekdays and weekends, they...

    Provided By Neverfail Group

  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Five Tips for Effective Backup and Recovery in Virtual Environments

    Your virtual environment houses critical (and often irreplaceable!) information, so you need an effective backup and recovery solution. In this Quest Software technical brief, learn how to not only increase the effectiveness of backup and recovery in your virtual environment, but how to also make it simple, fast, affordable...

    Provided By Dell Software

  • Case Studies // Jan 2011

    UAE Exchange Accelerates and Secures Money Transfers Using NetApp Storage Solutions

    UAE Exchange (UAEX) is a global leader in remittance and foreign exchange. They need to develop scalable storage to accommodate data growth and implement a disaster recovery plan. UAE Exchange chose NetApp to overcome these challenge. They chose NetApp for fast provisioning, business agility, disaster recovery, and efficiencies. The results...

    Provided By NetApp

  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Are Your PCs and Laptops Recovery and Discovery Ready? (With Laura DuBois of IDC)

    Find out why corporations are quickly adopting a centralized PC Backup and Protection strategy to mitigate their risks from data loss and to gain visibility and accessibility to critical data across the network. IDC Program Vice President Laura DuBois will examine the critical reasons why corporate PC data loss should...

    Provided By Iron Mountain

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    ESG: Cloud Data Protection for Midmarket and Midsize Enterprises

    Even the most skeptical are looking to leverage cloud-based data protection services recognizing they can save both administrative time and capital budgets if they migrate. On- and off-premises data protection solutions offered by companies like Iron Mountain provide a way to ease into the cloud for midmarket and midsize enterprises...

    Provided By Iron Mountain

  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Secrets of a Successful Cloud Data Protection Strategy

    More and more businesses of all types and sizes are now considering the cloud for an ever-increasing number of IT applications and services. Although most business and IT decision makers already understand the benefits in terms of savings and scalability, many are still uncertain exactly where the cloud fits in...

    Provided By Iron Mountain

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    IDC: Are Your PCs and Laptops Recovery and Discovery Ready?

    Increasingly firms are adopting data protection and recovery for enterprise laptops and desktops. The adoption of this technology is fueled by previous data loss events, concerns about future events, and the need to "know what you have at the edge of the network" in order to meet legal and/or regulatory...

    Provided By Iron Mountain

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    How to Protect Your Small or Midsized Business with Proven, Simple, and Affordable VMware Virtualization

    The cost of downtime and/or lost data can be devastating. For this reason, business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) is becoming a critical mandate. Virtualization can keep your business running through many types of planned and unplanned IT outages. Download this white paper to learn more.

    Provided By VMware

  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Business Continuity Guaranteed - How to Enable Your Employees to Take the Virtual Road to Work

    Emergencies happen - and the reality is that many organizations and employees will not be prepared when one occurs. So it's essential that organizations set up a business continuity strategy that makes technology resources immediately available to employees in unexpected circumstances. View this BNET Webcast to learn the best...

    Provided By Citrix Online

  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Data Replication Disaster Recovery: Part 1

    The speaker, product manager at F5 Networks, outlines the key points of data replication, Recovery-Point-Objective (RPO) and Recovery-Time-Objective (RTO), and their importance in a business continuity/disaster recovery plan.

    Provided By F5 Networks

  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Data Replication Disaster Recovery: Part 2

    In this podcast, the speaker outlines the key points of data replication, Recovery-Point-Objective (RPO) and Recovery-Time-Objective (RTO), and their importance in a business continuity/disaster recovery plan.

    Provided By F5 Networks

  • Webcasts // Dec 2010

    Companies Look to the Clouds for Collaboration

    Business leaders and IT departments are under pressure to provide innovative tools and capabilities to users they serve during a time of shrinking budgets and limited resources. Cloud-based collaboration services address these challenges. Delivering collaboration services from the cloud is an opportunity custom made for service providers. Are you ready?...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    When the Worst Happens: SharePoint Recovery

    In the last few years, SharePoint has grown up right before the eyes. It started out as a scrappy little web application that everyone knew about, but nobody knew what it was or what it did. Then it matured and stepped out into the spotlight. Now, with its latest version,...

    Provided By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Data Protection 2.0: It's Not Just Names and Numbers Anymore

    Data Protection 2.0: It's Not Just Names and Numbers Anymore Meet this data protection challenge head on with a new way to categorize sensitive data that helps you reduce data breach risk and take more control of your most critical assets. Discover how.

    Provided By Tripwire

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    View 4.5 Modernize the Desktop

    VMware View? is the only complete, purpose-built solution for modernizing desktop and application management. Built on the proven power of the VMware vSphere virtualization platform, VMware View enables organizations to cut desktop costs in half and provide end users with greater freedom and flexibility without sacrificing security, control or compliance....

    Provided By VMware

  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Mainframe Disaster Recovery Old Concepts and New Challenges

    Listen to this webcast and hear Jon Toigo discuss this primer for data protection and data recovery in mainframe storage. Jon will examine the requirements and the challenges for building an effective mainframe storage data protection and recovery plan, with emphasis on techniques for auditing and testing the plan for...

    Provided By CA

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Exchange 2010 High Availability and Disaster Recovery With IBM Storwize V7000

    The latest version of Microsoft's email server, Exchange 2010, continues to be a critical business and productivity application. Even short periods of downtime can have a serious impact as companies increasingly rely on email for business data, collaboration and communication. This new version has added even more High Availability (HA)...

    Provided By IBM