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How to Make DR Testing Less Painful

While every IT professional will admit that it is important, disaster recovery testing generally falls to the bottom of the IT to do list, right after root canal. But if testing is not a key component, the process of creating

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SlideShare: How to “Future Proof” Data Protection for Organizational Resilience

Users expectations of IT’s ability to return mission critical applications to production are higher than ever. These expectations are leading IT to abandon many of their backup and recovery solutions to try new, unproven solutions that may or may not

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ChalkTalk Video: Your DR Plan Needs Three Buckets

All applications are not the same but most organization treat them that way. The problem with treating all application equally is it increases the cost of your disaster recovery effort and, in most cases, decreases your ability to meet expectations.

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StorageShort: How To Classify Your Applications for DR

Storage Switzerland’s W. Curtis Preston suggests in a recent video the key to a successful DR plan is classifying your applications into recovery buckets or priorities. But how exactly do you determine which applications should go into which bucket? In

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Is Mutual Mystification Part of your Disaster Recovery Plan?

It is impossible for all applications to be recovered instantly with no data loss after a disaster. But that is exactly what users expect. We find in some organizations IT avoids having the necessary conversation that brings users and application

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Do You Understand Your Disaster Recovery Buckets?

Disaster Recovery is a complex and fragile process. That is why it is important for IT to simplify that process as much as possible. An area where we are seeing success is how you group applications. While each application will

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ChalkTalk Video: When Should You Use High Availability instead of Backup?

Most data centers have some sort of backup strategy where it copies data on a periodic basis, typically once per night, to a secondary storage device and then either replicated or transported to a disaster recovery site. They count on

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