Latest disaster recovery publications

Huawei announces OpenStack-based cloud OS and disaster recovery service

Chinese networking giant Huawei has unveiled a new enterprise-grade cloud-based operating system, FusionSphere 6.0, which will run entirely on open source standards. The technology vendor announced the platform at its Cloud Congress 2015, alongside the first OpenStack-based cloud disaster recovery (DR) service. Both solutions will be available to corporate customers deploying public, private and hybrid… Read More

Can the cloud achieve ‘zero loss’ instant recovery following an IT failure?

Jules Taplin of Plan B Disaster Recovery wonders if it is truly possible to attain instant recovery and zero data loss using the cloud following an IT outage… Instant failover with zero data loss is the Holy Grail of maintaining a resilient IT system. With businesses demanding more and more from their IT systems, there… Read More

Disaster recovery: Five things to consider if you’re relying on virtual replication

Jules Taplin breaks down the five key points to observe when you’re relying on replication to recover from a data disaster In the virtualised world, an attractive option for disaster recovery is replication. Your virtual machines are replicated to another virtual environment so should you need them you just start them up and they work. The… Read More

Software defined storage and data recovery ally for modern dynamic workloads

Software-defined storage specialist, DataCore has teamed up with data recovery technology provider, CommVault to offer a new type of data protection service. It uses Datacore’s SANsymphony-V which is integrated with CommVault’s Simpana IntelliSnap snapshot management technology to produce a data protection and recovery system designed specifically to keep dynamic workloads “always running”. George Teixeira, president… Read More

Testing your disaster recovery – why we keep harping on about it

Disaster recovery is a complex process and one in five recoveries fail because the solution has not been properly tested. But, Jules Taplin has a plan. If you’ve invested in a disaster recovery solution to ensure business continuity, you may have a level of reassurance that you’ve done all you can to mitigate the risk… Read More