Enterprise data storage strategies
- September 29, 2008
In 2005, when Hurricane Katrina struck the Louisiana State Supreme Court learned a lot about disaster recovery (DR). So the court created a plan, built a hot DR site, and was fully prepared when Gustav hit the region.
- May 22, 2008
Sempra Energy's renovation of its backup data center in Los Angeles enabled the company to conclude its SunGard contract and save $700,000 a year, says Data Center Manager of the Year finalist William Stewart.
- April 08, 2008
As it consolidated data centers to save money and improve uptime, the Dutch police faced hurdles -- including the Netherlands terrain, which is 40% below sea level.
- January 16, 2008
IT managers say shoring up infrastructure -- with server virtualization, disaster recovery initiatives and data center construction -- is the central priority for 2008. Web 2.0 and green computing remain back-burner concerns.
- January 14, 2008
Continuity Software's latest RecoverGuard software can uncover infrastructure vulnerabilities and offers a business continuity antidote to potential downtime.
- December 13, 2007
Hanover Insurance built its disaster recovery and business continuity plan through fastidious documentation, employee training and repeated testing.
- November 19, 2007
According to a recent readership survey, 82% of survey respondents will build or renovate a data center between 2007 and 2008.
- October 23, 2007
Expert Jon Toigo paints a gloomy picture of the state of data centers' disaster recovery preparedness at the Data Center Decisions conference.
- August 06, 2007
An EPA ruling that limits the amount of sulfur in diesel fuel may weaken the performance and reliability of the generators backing up your data center.
- August 02, 2007
A power outage at colocation provider 365 Main Inc. is a poignant reminder of why data center managers need to test their own disaster recovery plans.
- July 25, 2007
When 365 Main's generators failed to start up, the colocation company's customers experienced rare downtime at the San Francisco data center facility.
- July 13, 2007
Server virtualization is wildly popular among respondents to the 2007 data center purchasing survey respondents. More users are turning to server virtualization for disaster recovery.
- June 27, 2007
Equinix is a good example of how the data center colocation business is exploding. The data center operator is in the midst of a $440 million expansion with plans to build 600,000-square feet of data center space in Washington, D.C., New York, ...
- June 27, 2007
Burton Group data center disaster recovery expert Richard Jones talks about the three main reasons to build a DR plan, and natural disasters are third on the list.
- June 13, 2007
As recently as the 90's, disaster recovery plans were not just rare, but also logistically illogical. But in addition to recent DASD features, new asynchronous data replication techniques over geographic distances can drastically reduce the time to ...