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State of Global Disaster Recovery Preparedness 2014 Annual Report now available

As chairman of the Disaster Recovery Preparedness Council, I’m proud to announce that we’ve issued our first annual report on The State of Disaster Recovery Preparedness. Based on hundreds of responses from organizations worldwide, the 20-page 2014 Annual Report provides a close look at how companies are doing when in comes to disaster recovery best practices based on our ground-breaking benchmark survey launched in 2013.

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Highly Regulated Companies no better prepared for Disaster Recovery

Some of the preliminary findings from the Disaster Recovery Preparedness online survey have surprised us. For example, results indicate that organizations in highly regulated industries such as financial services, healthcare and government, fail to make the grade for disaster recovery preparedness. In spite of strict regulations, these organizations do not appear to be better prepared than others to recover their IT systems in the event of a disaster.

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Companies at Risk, Fail to Prepare for Disaster Recovery

Recently I had the unique opportunity to work with several colleague from businesses government and academia to form a council to gain a better understanding of Disaster Recovery best practices and make preparedness more cost-effective and efficient.

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Introducing The Disaster Recovery Preparedness Benchmark

If your systems went down, would your organization be able to get them up and running again within a time- frame that meets your business requirements?  If you were one of the 500 respondents to a February 2012 IT Manager

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Disaster Recovery as a Production Line

Last week in New York I had the opportunity to meet several customers at mid-size data centers that expressed frustration at having to deal with DR products chosen by their predecessors. Most CTOs that I met used a myriad of

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DR plans help to cope with Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy, which ravaged parts of the East Coast last month, proved that companies with a good disaster recovery plan don’t have to feel powerless, even when they lose power in their offices or data centers.Prepared firms used a variety

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A Case Study: DR procedures need to be regularly tested

by Carlos Escapa — This past week ReliableDR was installed at two customers with very similar configurations who are worlds apart – one in California and one in South Africa. The customers have active/active data centers with VNX storage replicated

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Business Continuity Metrics Every Risk Manager Dreams Of…

By Carlos Escapa, PHD Virtual – Founding Member DRP Council Managing risk in IT is a multidisciplinary science that brings together business processes, applications and infrastructure. Each area is composed of multiple layers that IT tends to manage in isolation.

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