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Posts Tagged ‘Disaster Recovery’

How to Reduce Latency, Improve RPO, RTO Under Budget

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Figuring out how to reduce latency issues for a company with nearly 1,000 employees across nine offices in five countries is a challenge. Now, imagine doing it with just two IT staff. That’s what the new director of IT at an international retail company was tasked with. “The IT director was hired to fix the…Read More

E-commerce Firm Starts Fresh with ITaaS Strategy

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A change in business strategy often necessitates a change in IT strategy. For a 50-employee Midwestern company shifting from an advocacy platform to an e-commerce model, a forthcoming office move created an opportunity to start fresh and build an IT as a service (ITaaS) strategy that made sense for the new business model. Reaching out…Read More

Multicloud Deployment as a Part of a Disaster Recovery Plan

Multicloud Deployment
This is the fifth part in a series that I've been working on over the last year. If you're curious to know what leads up to this final piece, check out parts 1, 2, 3 and 4! After working through the foundational aspects of building out a disaster recovery plan, you should be well equipped to understand your organizational…Read More

Powering Up a Rural Utility’s Network Security and DR

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A rise in security breaches is causing IT managers in various industries to take note and examine the systems they have in place to prevent and remediate attacks. The IT team at a power company that maintains more than 12,000 miles of lines in the rural Midwest recognized that their industry was vulnerable; they knew…Read More

Guide to Conceptualizing a Disaster Recovery Plan – 4

Before you dive on in, make sure to check out parts 1, 2 and 3! The Internal Conversations you Have to Have In the last installment, I reviewed the process of determining the right recovery type for your organization. The next critical step in the process is making sure we address one of the most…Read More

Guide to Conceptualizing a Disaster Recovery Plan – Part 3

Disaster Recovery Plan Data Recovery Type
Be sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2 of this series first! Choosing the Right Data Recovery Type As with any task you need to complete, choosing the right tool for the job is an important aspect that shouldn’t be overlooked. With so many moving parts in your Disaster Recovery planning and process,…Read More

Backups and Their Role in Your Security Strategy

First off, I’m not a subject matter expert in backup or security. Thankfully I lead a team of individuals with specialized expertise in both areas that can help discuss, build, and facilitate solutions to meet your business requirements.  With that said, the interrelationship of backups and security becomes more and more evident everyday. Backups play…Read More

Guide to Conceptualizing a Disaster Recovery Plan – Part 2

Disaster Recovery Goals
In Part 1 of this series, I presented how assessing and addressing potential problems and understanding the business impact is a critical first step in defining a disaster recovery plan. So, what’s next you might ask? Establishing your recovery goals to fit your business needs. "But Dale, how do I properly define my recovery goals if I’m…Read More

Guide to Conceptualizing a Disaster Recovery Plan – Part 1

Disaster Recovery Plan
Assessing Problems and the Impact Have you been tasked with designing or improving your current disaster recovery plan? It can be a daunting task comprised of so many moving parts that it can be difficult to know where to start. The purpose of this blog series is to help you organize your thoughts and outline…Read More

Which Edition of Veeam Backup & Replication is Best for Your Environment?

Veeam Backup & Replication
Veeam is one of the leading backup and recovery software solutions, mostly used in virtual environments. Now with the announcement of physical agents for Windows and Linux machines, this blog post will cover details about the different editions of Veeam Backup & Replication. If you are an IT manager or business owner looking for a better…Read More