The ability to quickly bounce back from a disaster – whether it’s a cyber attack, catastrophic hardware failure, or a devastating storm – is one of the highest priorities for IT departments. For that reason, disaster recovery and cyber security recovery plans are some of the most difficult, most important work an IT professional will […]
Business continuity isn’t just about the infrastructure you’ve got in place or the technology you’re using for failover purposes. It’s every bit as much about your staff. Too many people forget that.
No one actually wants their business to be knocked out of commission by a disaster. But in many cases, it’s inevitable. There are certain things that are simply beyond the control of even the most intelligent business owner.
This year marked the largest, most damaging, and most publicized ransomware outbreak we’ve ever seen. WannaCry infected tens of thousands of systems all over the world, from the NHS to a major Spanish telecommunications firm. The worst part?
Ransomware. Massive DDoS attacks. Coordinated data breaches. Cybercrime is booming, criminals are steadily growing craftier, and their attacks are becoming increasingly complex.
If your business operates computing infrastructure of any kind – whether a data center or simply a small server farm – one of your largest expenditures is going to be on power. That’s a given. And the more you can do to reduce your power costs, the better.
Your data center needs a disaster recovery plan. There can be no questions about that. There’s a ton of stuff that can potentially go wrong with your servers, from inclement weather to hardware failure to a destructive cyber attack.
Malware and ransomware. Catastrophic hardware failure. Accidental or intentional deletion. Lost or stolen devices.
A decade ago, infrastructure management was easy. Most of what you had to secure was desktop devices. Maybe there were a few laptops too, but they were few and far between. The power was entirely in the hands of IT.
By now, you’ve probably heard plenty of folks wax poetic about the cloud. About how it’s one of the most powerful, disruptive technologies we’ve ever seen. About how its agility, scalability, and flexibility make it the perfect tool for a business of virtually any size. About how it can revolutionize how you do your job.