COLUMBIA, S.C., September 21, 2010 – Unitrends, the leading provider in integrated and scalable backup solutions, today announced McLean County has switched from Symantec Backup Exec to Unitrends. The governmental agency reported that the Unitrends backup appliance is able to perform VMware backup and restore operations in a fraction of the time required for Symantec’s Backup Exec.
Five years have passed since Hurricane Katrina and seven other named storms struck the Gulf Coast and Southeast in one of the most devastating hurricane seasons on record, but some areas of the Gulf Coast and adjoining states are still repairing the damage.Now, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center is warning of a 2010 hurricane season eerily similar to 2005.Citing all-time high sea surface temperatures in key areas of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the El Nino cycle, NOAA predicts that the 2010 season will most likely produce 14 to 23 named storms, eight to 14 hurricanes and three to seven major hurricanes (category 3 or stronger).
Faced with these alarming predictions, many IT departments may be asking what they can do to keep their business functioning during a major disruption such as a hurricane. A well-managed disaster preparedness plan can help prevent costly downtime and reduce inconvenience to customers. Here are seven habits that CDW LLC (CDW), a provider of information technology (IT) solutions to business, government and education, advises organizations adopt to best prepare their IT systems for a hurricane or other major disruption:[Read More...]
Disaster tolerant system architecture is a must to protect companies against unplanned system down time that is caused by natural calamity. While creating disaster recovery systems companies must assess the risk caused by the calamity and vulnerability that the business is subjected to.[Read More...]
It is customary for enterprises to make annual fee payments for maintenance and backup to backup vendors in order to make use of their advanced recovery options that come with subsequent versions that are released from time to time.[Read More...]
While using disaster recovery solutions, users are expected to pay annual fee for maintenance and backup to vendors. This is to ensure that all new and advanced recovery options are made available to them from time to time.[Read More...]
Online backup eliminates the time commitment and various risk factors of handling backups in-house.
During an economic downturn, many business owners will look at every aspect of their business to see where they can reduce costs. One area that business owners often focus on is their data backup process, which may be in-house or outsourced. Business owners may assume that it is cheaper to have backups in-house in the form of a tape system. However, outsourcing your data backups to an external online backup provider often proves to be a less costly, not to mention easier and more secure, course of action.
Disasters, by definition, strike with little or no warning. Whether it’s an extended power outage, a devastating storm, or some other unforeseen disruption, the most nerve-wracking part of owning a business is the unknown. But the good news is we can prepare effectively to weather even the worst of storms.[Read More...]
Though often overlooked by SMBs, implementing a DR plan is absolutely critical. Should a natural or man-made disaster render an organization’s data inaccessible, it is likely the business will have to close its doors for good. According to Gartner, two out of five businesses that experience a disaster go out of business within five years.[Read More...]