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The rise of DRaaS

Posted by Stefan Haase | 1 Dec 2014, 16:24 PM

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In this blog, Stefan Haase explains how Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) can help customers avoid the headache of getting their business back up and running in the event of a data loss. He explains how tailored Cloud services can protect against the whole stack to provide a 'pay as you go' DR service.

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Everyone needs a backup, even NASA

Posted by Stefan Haase | 11 Mar 2013, 16:00 PM

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Stray cosmic rays have led to the Mars Rover having to rely on its backup computer, which will spend weeks retrieving the data the robot has been collecting from the red planet. The story throws into sharp relief the need for organisations to invest in robust backup systems to protect essential data.

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Data loss – not someone elses problem

Posted by Stefan Haase | 28 Aug 2012, 16:10 PM

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It can be tempting to think of data loss as someone else’s problem. With your rigorous IT procedures and compliance policies, it could never happen to you, right? Unfortunately, that’s probably what companies including Visa, MasterCard and HSBC thought – until they had critical business data lost or stolen.

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Keeping a weather eye on business continuity and disaster recovery

Posted by Stefan Haase | 20 Jul 2012, 16:11 PM

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The Great British Summer has done its best to spoil sporting events like The Open and Wimbledon (and even Redcentric’s company golf day!). But there’s nothing like the sight of the awful flood damage to homes and businesses across the country to focus the mind on the more genuinely negative aspects of the bad weather.

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Fail to plan, plan to fail

Posted by Stefan Haase | 11 Jul 2012, 11:18 AM

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Proper planning and investment in the right technology are key. Generators and UPS equipment are only as good as the quality of the maintenance plans supporting them – age, poor maintenance and over-stressing equipment in an effort to keep costs down can all result in ‘Plan B’ existing in name only.

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Divide and conquer: a backup policy for every day

Posted by Stefan Haase | 27 Mar 2012, 14:09 PM

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31 March may be World Backup Day, but every day is Backup Day for us and our customers. Created by a couple of concerned users of reddit, the social news website, the World Backup Day initiative aims to raise awareness of the importance of regular backups. And who can argue with that?

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Backup and recovery: 3 problems and a solution

Posted by Stefan Haase | 1 Dec 2011, 13:06 PM

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74% of organisations are “not very confident” they could fully restore their systems or data after an IT failure. That’s the finding of the recent European Disaster Recovery Survey 2011 sponsored by IT group EMC and based on answers from 1,750 IT bosses in nine European countries.

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Utilising Virtualisation For Disaster Recovery

Posted by Stefan Haase | 25 May 2011, 16:13 PM

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According to Gartner, around 15-20 per cent of IT workloads are already virtualised, and this figure could potentially treble to 50-60 per cent by 2012. Such positive adoption is easily explained when you consider that the resultant benefits read like an IT director’s wish list.

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