10-19-12 | Blog Post
A solid backup and disaster recovery plan is essential to long-term Michigan business success – in the event of a disaster, your business can’t afford to lose valuable data and applications. As critical functions of our businesses rely heavily on the Internet and applications to operate on a day-to-day basis, a disaster recovery plan is also critical to maintaining the availability of websites and entire network systems.
What should you look for in a Michigan disaster recovery provider and plan?
Disaster Recovery Case Studies:
Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Company – A Disaster Recovery Case Study
Michigan Millers Moves from IBM to Online Tech to Improve Disaster Recovery Plan
Biotronic – A Server Colocation, Remote Offsite Backup and IT Disaster Recovery Case Study
Online Tech Provides High Availability and Secure Private Cloud Hosting for Monitoring Brain and Spine Surgery
Disaster Recovery E-Tips:
Benefits of Disaster Recovery in Cloud Computing
There are a lot of benefits with cloud computing – cost-effective resource use, rapid provisioning, scalability and elasticity. One of the most significant advantages to cloud computing is how it changes disaster recovery, making it more cost-effective and lowering the bar for enterprises to deploy comprehensive DR plans for their entire IT infrastructure.
Private Cloud Computing: A Game Changer for Disaster Recovery
Private cloud computing offers a number of significant advantages – including lower costs, faster server deployments, and higher levels of resiliency. What is often over looked is how the Private Cloud can dramatically changes the game for IT disaster recovery in terms of significantly lower costs, faster recovery times, and enhanced testability.
Disaster Recovery Blogs:
Disaster Recovery & Backup with PCI Hosting Providers
I wrote about PCI compliant hosting data storage guidelines last week, and transparency with PCI cloud hosting providers in July, but not much focus has been placed on the PCI DSS standard 12.9.1 that requires organizations to create an incident response plan in the event of a system breach. As a PCI hosting provider, that translates into offsite backup and disaster recovery as the complete incident response solution to ensure that data and applications are safe should any issues in availability or uptime arise.
Disaster Recovery for HIPAA Applications – It’s All About Availability of PHI
HIPAA – The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act focuses on three key criteria for handling Protected Health Information (PHI): availability, confidentiality and integrity. This blog post focuses on availability as it applies to HIPAA applications and HIPAA data.
Cold Site DR is Dead. Long Live Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery!
A decade ago, companies like SunGard grew very quickly by selling a solution most of us would call “cold site disaster recovery.” In essence, SunGard compiled a number of physical servers and compute capabilities, then leased these servers to many companies to be used in case of a disaster on a first-come, first-served basis.