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dennis_wenk | 05 Oct 2012 | 0 comments

Basel II Accord for International Banking Operational Risk is defined as, “Risk of loss from inadequate or failed internal; processes, people, and systems or external events “.   When Processes, People or Systems fail, whether it be from internal or external events, the losses can be substantial.  As an example, the Ponemon Institute estimates that worldwide organizational are losing over $35 Billion monthly from data center downtime.  Nicholas G. Carr point out in his seminal Harvard Business Review article IT Doesn’t Matter, “today, an IT disruption can paralyze a company’s ability to make products, deliver its services, and connect with its customers, not to mention foul its reputation … even a brief disruption in availability of technology can be devastating.”

There are two primary ways for an organization to increase value.  The first way is to...

dennis_wenk | 05 Oct 2012 | 0 comments

The Effectiveness of internal control systems is now an issue for public policy and formal law. Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley law is aimed at helping companies prevent financial reporting mistakes and fraud. The rule requires companies to include in their annual reports:

  • A statement of management's responsibility for establishing and maintaining "adequate" controls over financial reporting
  • Management's assessment of the effectiveness of the company's internal controls
  • A statement identifying the framework used by management to evaluate the effectiveness
  • An auditor's report on management's evaluation of internal controls
  • Any material weaknesses identified in the internal controls review

While the rule only requires companies to disclose material weaknesses in their annual reports, many companies have begun alerting investors about deficiencies and potential problems. The rule is intended...

dennis_wenk | 24 Sep 2012 | 0 comments

Operational resilience is the economical balance between an organization’s requirements for service availability and the consequence of an interruption to that service.  The likelihood that your organization will experience a catastrophic loss from a material service interruption caused by an IT operational-problem is far greater than any service interruption being caused by some disaster or ‘black swan’ event.  So if the overarching objective is to protect our organizations from bad events that generate losses then it is time to focus our attention to creating resilient IT operations.   

We live in a technology driven world.  Every possible business processes has been automated; automated to the point where Information Technology is deeply embedded in the operating fabric of our business and the organization is now highly dependent on information technology.  IT has become a microcosm of the organization and it is used to...

dennis_wenk | 24 Sep 2012 | 0 comments

Recently some have said that the ultimate goal for Business Continuity Management (BCM) practitioners is to get “business continuity management activities out from the computer room and into the business and boardroom”.  Most likely this is the remnant from bygone era in business continuity; the notion that the computer room, or more appropriately the modern data center, should be relegated to disaster recovery (DR) activities, undeserving of serious attention for the business-oriented BCM practitioner.    Nothing could be further from the truth in today’s business-world and if our ‘best practice’ provides this type of misdirected guidance then we have completely lost touch with reality.  

Technology has transformed the way we do business and that transformation puts the data center directly into the domain of business-oriented practitioner because the data center is the largest source of operational risk in any...

Mike Reynolds PMM | 15 Aug 2012 | 0 comments

Interested in helping Symantec name a future solution designed to recover applications in the event of a disaster?  Perhaps more importantly, do you want to enter a drawing to win an Apple iPad 3?  If so, please fill out our DR Survey and enter with a chance to win an iPad 3!

Michael_Mao | 10 Aug 2012 | 0 comments

Symantec is surveying customers about replication software solutions. This short survey aims to understand your organization’s replication uses, needs and  critical purchase factors. The survey should only take 10-12 minutes to complete and 3 lucky participants will receive a $25 iTunes gift card. This survey will go a long way in helping us build better replication software solutions to fit and grow with your business.

 

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/999645/Replication-Software-Solutions

 

Survey deadline extended! You'll want to tell us what you think before August 24, 2012--that's the deadline for entering the drawing.

Thanks!

 

Mike Reynolds PMM | 18 Jul 2012 | 1 comment

Disasters happen.  In fact, according to the Munchener Ruckversicherungs-Gesellschaft, Geo Risks Research, 355 events, from floods to tornados to tsunamis and earthquakes occurred in 2011.  IT organizations need protection from such horrific events, but also those that are more common place, for instance power outages and equipment failures.  

Here are a few interesting statistics from the latest Symantec State of the Data Center report (available later this year):

  • 70% of organizations experience downtime from power failure (11.3 hours per outage)
  • 63% experience cyber attacks (52.7 hours per outage)
  • 26% conducted a power outage and failure impact assessment
  • Median downtime per outage in the last 12 months was 5 hours
  • Organizations experienced an average of 4 downtime incidents in the past 12 months

When most people hear the term "Disaster Recovery", they immediately think of data...

Shrikant Ghare | 25 Apr 2012 | 2 comments

A big Thank You to all for taking time to attend the Customer Forum event.

In the "Best practices in DR using VCS & VVR" session, we discussed the following:

  1. How VCS can be configured to achieve an effective and efficient DR solution.
  2. What are the best practices being followed in DR configurations.
  3. How VVR can be effectively configured in DR configurations.
  4. How VVR can help prevent data loss using Bunker configurations.
  5. What are the recommendations from Symantec with respect to DR configurations.

All this is summed up in the presentation attached to this blog post.

Please feel free to comment and ask questions if anything is unclear or you need more information.

 

Thanks again for making the event a great success!

Shrikant Ghare

M.Pozzi | 28 Mar 2012 | 0 comments

OS AIX 5300-12-02-1036

VxVM 5.0MP3RP5HF2

 

On a stable 3.5TB VVR replica after some problems the primary rlink went in DETACHED STALE and the data on secondary become inconsistent, so we decided to procede with a difference-based synchronization:

launched the sync with checkpoint

vradmin -g dge_XXXX_01 -c diffsyncckpt syncrvg rvg-xxxx sg_ora_xxxx_es-sec

VxVM VVR vxrsync INFO V-5-52-2233 Starting differences volume synchronization to remote

VxVM VVR vxrsync INFO V-5-52-2211    Source host:         192.168.77.91
VxVM VVR vxrsync INFO V-5-52-2212    Destination host(s): 192.168.77.12
VxVM VVR vxrsync INFO V-5-52-2213    Total volumes:       21
VxVM VVR vxrsync INFO V-5-52-2214    Total size:          3.547 T

Eps_time Dest_host...

Theresa LaVeck | 13 Mar 2012 | 0 comments

Discover the power of the Storage and Availability Track at Symantec Vision 2012. It’s a unique opportunity for storage and server IT professionals to spend time with other users, and spend time with our top technical experts through one-on-one meetings, technical sessions, product deep dives and hands-on labs covering relevant topics like:

  • Multi-tier application recovery
  • Disaster Recovery automation
  • Deduplication and compression for primary storage
  • How your peers are using Storage Foundation High Availability 6.0

In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with our product managers and engineers to learn more about and influence the future direction of our storage and availability offerings. Don't forget to take advantage of the Early Bird discount by March 30, 2012.