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Mike Reynolds PMM | 31 Jul 2014 | 0 comments

According to Forbes, 70% of organizations that were in the Fortune 1,000 ten years ago have vanished.  The natural question is why did this happen?  The simple answer is business agility.  These organizations were not able to adjust to changes in the business environment and were eventually crushed by their competitors or by changing trends in the market.  

Look at Blockbuster for example.  In 1992, Blockbuster was the largest video rental leader with over 2,800 stores worldwide and by its peak in the early 2000s, Blockbuster grew to over 10,000 stores across the globe.  Then the business environment changed.   In 1997, a startup called Netflix was launched with a completely different business model.  Instead of opening brick and mortar stores that people could rent videos from, Netflix mailed DVDs...

dennis_wenk | 20 Dec 2013 | 0 comments

The pace of technological change and its complexity is challenging traditional business continuity paradigms.  What was once considered a ‘Best Practice’ in Business Continuity (BC) no longer serves the new digital-world and organizations can’t rely on these outdated processes to reach their future objectives.    These ‘best practices’, and the standards/guidelines which are based on these best practices are unsuitable for the modern technologically-dependent organization because they were intended to serve a different purpose within a vastly different business environment. Some might question or be puzzled by the notion that long-standing and widely-accepted best-practices could be unreliable, however, that really shouldn’t be so disturbing. After all, ‘Blood-Letting” was once a medical ‘best practice’; one that no so long ago lead to the death of our first US President.  It is time to modernize Business Continuity and align to the genuine...

Kimberley | 25 Nov 2013 | 0 comments

Here is October 2013's Most Popular Content in the Storage and Clustering community:

Top Viewed Content

http://www.symantec.com/connect/videos/vcs-application-failover-within-vmware-virtual-machines
http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/veritas-disk-group-disabled
http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/how-check-vcs-version-and-update
http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/sfha-solutions-601-using-veritas-cluster-server-simulator
http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/how-find-lun-size-veritas-commands
http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/remove-lun-solaris-10
http://www.symantec.com/connect/storage-management/downloads
http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/how-delete-volume-veritas
http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/new-release-announcing-symantec-disaster-recovery-advisor-62
http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/veritas...
Mike Reynolds PMM | 07 Nov 2013 | 0 comments

 

I hear it more and more from IT professionals, "our key 'X' application just can not go down."  As you can image, the "X" variable in the prior sentence usually stands for a key business service or application running in the data center.  It might be cusotmer or partner facing website such as an ordering or reservation system, or it might be a service that internal employees use on a regular basis to do their job and keep operations going.  Regardless, if the "X" is down, heavy costs are incurred and someone may be in trouble.  

If you are thinking about how to keep your business up and running, check out Symantec's new Business Continuity homepage called "Run Business Run."  If you have a business continuity or disaster recovery project on the table, you can use the information on this page to give you the key concepts to consider...
sai_mukundan | 03 Jul 2013 | 0 comments

Executive Summary

Symantec conducted a survey on IT disaster recovery and high availability and customer responses revealed the following key aspects:

   - Business Continuity market opportunity exists for a distinct product that focuses on Disaster Recovery (DR) across multiple data center sites

   - Many customers have multivendor environments and there is a market need for standardized virtualization agnostic solutions (20% of respondents)

   - Per Virtual Machine and Per CPU licensing models constitute 90% of current DR product licensing schemes

 

Introduction

When a disaster, natural or otherwise impacts normal operations of a business, Disaster Recovery (DR) processes kick in to ensure that services remain available. The effectiveness of a plan is measured by how long it takes the business to recover the critical services (Recovery Time Objective or RTO) and how much data is lost in the...

Alex Sakaguchi | 31 May 2013 | 0 comments

 

Didn't get to attend a session at Vision 2013 that you wanted to? 

Or maybe this year you didn't get to attend Vision at all?  We've decided to take some of our top non-security Vision sessions and make them available through Google+ Hangouts On Air. Topics will focus on backup and recovery, archiving and eDiscovery, and business continuity and disaster recovery.

Each session will be broadcasted free to give you an opportunity to hear about the technology from the experts, get some insight into the roadmap and futures, and get your questions answered live.

Here's what you should do:

Click on the links in the Google+ Event Page column that corresponds with a session you're interested in.  The link will provide more information about the session, including participants, the date and time of the Hangout. It will also provide information so you can RSVP to attend the event,...

Mike Reynolds PMM | 02 Apr 2013 | 0 comments

 

Disaster recovery testing is not always a favorite topic of IT professionals.  For administrators it often requires late nights or weekend work and for managers it can be costly and disruptive to business operations.  Ironically, organizations put HA/DR solutions and plans into effect to keep applications and business services up and available, while the testing of these plans can mean downtime.  Another issue is simply keeping the secondary systems or the DR site in compliance or configured properly in relation to the primary systems or location.  Simple configuration changes on the primary systems or site, if not mirrored on the secondary systems, can have major consequences on the organization's capability to failover and recover properly if an incident, whether it is a major catastrophe or a simple error, occurs.  Oh and don't forget the speed of recovery.  Some applications require very...
dennis_wenk | 10 Dec 2012 | 0 comments

The benefits of data center consolidation are apparent; they save millions of dollars and improve the overall quality of service.  It is easy to see that too many data centers adds unnecessary costs, it chips away at manageability, increases complexity and contributes to a number of operating inefficiencies.  Realizing the economic benefits of data center consolidation can be elusive, the challenge is to circumvent the potential pitfalls that complicated the transformation process.

Data center consolidations involve much more than just moving servers or data from one location into another.  Data centers have become a conglomeration of disparate technologies running on combination of virtual platforms, physical platforms, and clustered platforms that operate an assortment of systems and access a range of data-tiers that are stored on multiple arrays from a whole host of hardware vendors.  

In addition to the...