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Larson Electronics announced today the release of the EXP-EMG-EXT-12W-1LX Explosion Proof Emergency Exit Sign designed to provide failsafe operation and continued to safety in the event of unexpected power failures.  This Class 1 Division 1, Class 2 Division 1 & 2 approved exit sign complies with all safety and hazardous location regulations for emergency explosion proof lighting and will run for the standard 90 minutes when its main power source is unexpectedly shut down. 

 The EXP-EMG-EXT-12W-1LX explosion proof emergency exit sign from Larson Electronics features an LED powered exit sign and high performance Nickel-Cadmium battery pack to provide operators with a failsafe lighting solution that ideal for hazardous locations where maximum safety and compliance with exit marking standards is required. This emergency backup power equipped exit sign is designed to act as a standard exit indicator in hazardous locations under normal operating conditions, but if power is interrupted, such as during blackouts or plant wide power failures, the unit automatically switches to an internal battery backup system which provides continued operation for up to 90 minutes. The battery backup system on this explosion proof exit sign includes an internal Nickel-Cadmium with a 7 to 10 year operational life and a built in charging system which maintains the battery at a ready state. The fixture is constructed of copper free aluminum for light weight and high durability and has been powder coated to provide resistance to corrosion. The high visibility exit sign is a three sided design that is illuminated by a single 10 watt LED lamp. This LED light has a 50,000 hour operational life and produces more light than a comparable 100 watt incandescent bulb while using only a tenth as much current. This LED lamp also runs much cooler, and can withstand extremes of temperature and impacts and vibrations that would cause ordinary incandescent and fluorescent lamps to fail. The entire housing is IP67 rated waterproof for resistance to wet conditions and designed to be easily mounted to flat surfaces such as walls. This explosion proof light can run from universal voltages ranging from 110 to 277 VAC, making it extremely versatile and easy to install in a variety of locations. This explosion proof exit sign also meets NFPA101 (Life Safety Code), UL844 and UL924 compliance, and is ideal for hazardous locations where operators require the security of fail safe operation combined with the reliability and effectiveness of LED lighting technology.

“During power outages, this explosion proof led light illuminates the light heads and exit sign for 90 minutes, clearly identifying exit locations to all occupants in case of emergency,” said Robert Bresnahan of Larson Electronics LLC Magnalight.com. “The ability to automatically switch from normal power of 120V to 277V AC to battery back-up in hazardous areas during power outages is a design fit for any hazardous location.”

Larson Electronics produces a full range of industrial and commercial lighting equipment, explosion proof work lights, hazardous locations lights, intrinsically safe lighting, and LED work lights. To view the entire Larson Electronics line of industrial grade lighting solutions, visit them on the web at Larsonelectronics.com. You can also call 1-800-369-6671 to learn more about all of Larson Electronics’ lighting products or call 1-214-616-6180 for international inquires.

WASHINGTON, D.C. --– Rimhub, Inc.
<http://trk.cp20.com/Tracking/t.c?5dugv-7wrsc-jnemwa8&_v=2>, a leading
provider of Outsourced Managed Services for telecoms, announces today
the launch of its newest managed service offering, Sales-as-a-Service
<http://trk.cp20.com/Tracking/t.c?5dugv-7wrsd-jnemwa9&_v=2>, for
wholesale carriers.   The 100% performance-based service engagement is
designed for wholesale carriers to generate incremental revenues and
profits without incurring upfront costs in sales and marketing. The
opportunities available include unaddressed customer segments, uncovered
territories, additional higher-margin services, and adding interconnects
between new buyers and suppliers.

The compensation for Rimhub is 100% performance-based, meaning that
wholesale carrier clients do not incur any costs until incremental
profit is realized. Rimhub has hired highly experienced sales and
marketing personnel with a proven track record of sales performance in
the global wholesale voice and data business.

“We are excited to debut our newest offering of managed services for
wholesale carriers looking to expand beyond their current business
reach, especially to currently unaddressed customers, suppliers, and
geographical segments,” states Srinath Narayan
<http://trk.cp20.com/Tracking/t.c?5dugv-7wrse-jnemwa0&_v=2>, CEO of
Rimhub. “Common challenges facing these carriers today include not
having the funds to staff account managers or buyers, or feeling the
need to enhance profit margins by wholesaling other non-voice services,
among others. Rimhub’s new Sales-as-a-Service offering leverages a
proprietary sales and marketing process designed to meet these
challenges and allows wholesale carriers the opportunity to organically
grow their revenues and profit margins.”

To learn more about Rimhub’s Sales-as-a-Service offering for carriers,
visit http://www.rimhub.com/carrier
<http://trk.cp20.com/Tracking/t.c?5dugv-7wrsf-jnemwa1&_v=2>.

Columbus, Ohio – Heat density is once again becoming
a top-of-mind issue for data center managers, according to a spring
survey of data center users from Emerson Network Power, a business of
Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and a global leader in maximizing availability,
capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure.

The spring installment of the biannual survey, sponsored by Emerson
Network Power, polled members of the Data Center Users’ Group^® (DCUG),
an association of influential data center, IT and facility managers, and
captured input from more than 100 respondents across North America. The
questions covered a variety of data center topics including data center
monitoring and management, capacity constraints, third-party colocation
providers, energy efficiency and heat and power density.

The survey results show that, for the first time in two years, heat
density is again one of the three biggest concerns for data center
professionals.When asked to identify their top three facility/network
concerns, 42 percent of respondents cited heat density, ranking it
third, behind energy efficiency (49 percent) and adequate monitoring (51
percent). Heat density was cited as the number one concern for the first
four years of the survey, starting in 2005. In the spring 2012 survey,
it dropped to fourth place, and adequate monitoring, availability and
energy efficiency remained in the top three until this spring’s survey.

“Throughout the past few years, much emphasis has been placed on
availability, infrastructure monitoring and efficiency; and rightly so,”
said Bob Miller, vice president, Liebert global solutions, Emerson
Network Power in North America, and a member of the DCUG board of
directors. “As data center professionals continue to struggle with
growing capacity needs and tightened budgets, attention is turning back
to one of the most fundamental aspects of the data center infrastructure
– effectively and efficiently managing heat. If not addressed, heat
density issues threaten to negatively impact performance levels of the
data center.”

The trend toward consolidation and growth is reflected in the plans data
center professionals have for their data centers throughout the next 12
months. When asked the question, 65 percent plan to consolidate or
replace existing servers, 64 percent plan to add additional servers, 27
percent plan to consolidate multiple data centers and 19 percent plan to
build a new data center. While 26 percent expressed plans to move at
least part of their operation to colocation or hosting providers, there
are still some perceived drawbacks to the option. Seventy percent cited
lack of control as the primary drawback of utilizing a colocation or
hosting provider; this was followed by increased cost (53 percent),  a
setup not unique to specific needs (29 percent) and security concerns
(22 percent).

When asked how the professional skill set demanded of data center
managers is changing, 75 percent said it’s increasingly important to
understand how various data center systems work together to support
overall objectives. In addition, 73 percent of respondents indicated
that a greater ability to ‘see the big picture’ is a necessary skill.
“It’s no longer enough for data center managers to know that all the
lights in their facilities are green,” said Miller. “They need to
understand the interconnectivity of systems and how they collectively
support the business’ abilty to grow and change. This is also likely why
we’re seeing data center monitoring and management rank as the top
concern, since these data center infrastructure management systems can
provide a window to those valuable business insights.”

Additional results include the following:

  * Fifty-six percent believe their existing data center capacity will
    suffice for three years or less.
  * Twenty-seven percent reported experiencing hot spots within the past
    12 months, while 15 percent reported experiencing an outage.
  * Thirty percent cited a lack of capital expenditure as the primary
    limiting factor on their organization’s ability to accommodate growth.
  * The average power density per rack was 5.94 kW, up slightly from
    5.92 kW in the fall 2012 survey.
  * The top operational and efficiency-related metrics being measured in
    the data center are temperature (93 percent), power utilization (88
    percent), humidity (79 percent) and cooling utilization (72
    percent). Fifty-six percent of respondents currently measure power
    usage effectiveness (PUE).

Founded in 2003, the DCUG consists of approximately 1,000 members across
North America; the group meets semi-annually to collaboratively discuss
best practices, share experiences and address the most relevant issues
affecting the reliability, availability and cost of operation for
critical installations. The group’s membership comprises executives with
a wide variety of IT and facilities management expertise from numerous
companies and industries, including board member companies Vanguard,
Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions and Delta Air Lines, Inc., among
others.

For more information on the DCUG, visit www.DataCenterug.org
<http://www.DataCenterug.org>. For more information on technologies and
services from Emerson Network Power, visit www.EmersonNetworkPower.com
<http://www.EmersonNetworkPower.com>.

April 24, 2013

Call For Papers

Conference: Spring World 2015

Dates: March 22 - March 25, 2015

Location: Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

City: Orlando, Florida

Deadline: October 3, 2014

WAYS TO SUBMIT YOUR CFP PRESENTATION

To Submit Instantly:

Submit Your Form Online Now

Email:
To: Patti@drj.com
Subject: ‘Speaker name’ Spring World 2015 submission

Facsimile:
To: (636) 282-5802
Attn: Patti Fitzgerald
Subject: Conference Speaker

By Mail or Courier:
Attn: Patti Fitzgerald
Subject: Conference Speaker
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St. Louis, MO 63010

Download Print and Fax in your entry via PDF!

Disaster Recovery Journal, host and sponsor Spring World 2015 invites you to nominate a speaker and or topic for our conference. Our conference focuses on all aspects of business continuity planning and is the most comprehensive offered in the industry. Some 1,200+ people from countries worldwide will be attending this conference and viewing our extensive exhibit hall.

Location
Spring World 2015 will be held at the Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida, March 22 - 25, 2015. The hotel offers amazing amenities. This beautiful resort is expansive and offers a variety of different building sites throughout the vast property. Theme park are just minutes away. Parks include Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney's® Animal Kingdom, and Disney's® Hollywood Studios. For the sports enthusiast, there's tennis, boating, golf and more. Nighttime brings even more excitement.

Conference Format
The conference begins Sunday afternoon and continues through Wednesday afternoon. Workshop sessions (2.5 hours in length) are held on Sunday and Tuesday afternoon. General Sessions (1 hour in length) are held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Breakout sessions (1 hour in length) are held on Monday and Tuesday afternoon in six different tracks: Strategic, Managerial; Technical; Emergency Response; Advanced and Informational. Our Solutions Track is offered on Sunday (1 hour in length).

General session topics are presented to all attendees and should have a broad appeal. Workshop sessions are usually an in-depth study of a particular business continuity issue, problem or solution. These sessions are not lectures. Instead they should feature interactive activities, such as hands-on scenarios, role playing, etc. Breakout sessions are geared toward smaller audiences and the subjects can be smaller in scale. Breakout and workshop sessions are offered for three levels: advanced, intermediate, and novice, or a combination of levels. Novice is appropriate for those in the industry less than 2 years; intermediate is geared toward those in the industry 2 – 5 years; and advanced is for those in the industry more than 5 years.

GENERAL SESSION topics are presented to all attendees and should have a broad appeal. WORKSHOP SESSIONS are usually an in-depth study of a particular business continuity issue, problem or solution. These sessions are not lectures. Instead they should feature interactive activities, such as hands-on scenarios, role playing, etc. BREAKOUT SESSIONS are geared toward smaller audiences and the subjects can be smaller in scale. Breakout and workshop sessions are offered for three levels: advanced, intermediate, and novice, or a combination of levels. Our SOLUTIONS TRACK is a chance for service providers to present material on recent product innovations, service improvements or ways implementation of products/services aided in a recovery.

Novice is appropriate for those in the industry less than 2 years; intermediate is geared toward those in the industry 2 – 5 years; and advanced is for those in the industry more than 5 years.

Audience
Our conference attracts attendees from all areas of the contingency planning industry. These areas include: banking/financial; public utilities; transportation; insurance; communications; manufacturing; government; education; computer services; wholesale; health care; and petroleum. Other industries are also represented.

Session Content
Sessions must be educational in nature with a business continuity or related theme. Specific products, services and companies are not to be endorsed. No dog-and-pony sessions will be accepted.

Conference topics in the past have included, but are not limited to, the following subjects:

  • Alternative Site Selection
  • BC Planning and Testing
  • Business Impact Analysis
  • Case Studies
  • Computer Crime
  • Crisis Communication
  • Crisis Management
  • Data backup
  • Data Replication
  • e-Business Recovery
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Electronic Vaulting
  • Emergency Operations Center
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Hotsite Testing
  • Implementation of Standards
  • Insurance
  • Legal Issues
  • Lessons Learned
  • Network Systems
  • Professional Certification
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • (SOX/HIPPA/NFPA)
  • Restoration
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Management
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Regulations
  • Security Issues
  • Storage Management
  • Team Building
  • Telecommunication
  • Terrorism
  • Updates on Title IX Certification
  • Virus Protection
  • VoIP Security and Disaster
  • Recovery
  • Work Area Recovery
  • Workplace Violence

Benefits
Our speakers are highly regarded as experts in the industry. As a speaker at DRJ’s Spring World 2015, you’ll gain access to more than 1,200 contingency planners. Our conference speakers are able to:

  • Present ideas and challenges to our attendees
  • Gain recognition by appearing at the industry’s largest business continuity conference
  • Raise awareness of contingency planning issues
  • Network with other speakers, attendees and exhibitors
  • Receive free admission to the conference, including admission to all sessions, workshops, hospitalities and the exhibit area. Breakfasts and lunches provided by the conference host are also included. This represents a value of $1295.00.
  • Recieve access to DRJ’s Live Learning Center, if your session is recorded at Spring World 2015.

Speaker Responsibilities
To be considered as a speaker for our conference, submit an BRIEF synopsis of the presentation, a speaker biography and a photo. Please use the attached form to submit your presentation. (See below for submission format guidelines.) Remember to indicate your target audience: novice, intermediate, advanced or a combination of levels. Also, please note your speaking style. An audio or video tape may be submitted if desired. INCOMPLETE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AND WILL BE DISCARDED. We must have all materials submitted in the proper format.

  • BY SUBMITTING A CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS FOR Spring World 2015, YOU ARE COMMITTING YOUR AVAILABILITY TO THE DATES OF THE CONFERENCE. Please mark your calendars. We will notify you of your exact session time once the selection process has been completed.
  • All speakers receive complimentary admission to our conference as well as the exhibit area. All other expenses, including hotel, travel, meals, etc., are solely the responsibility of the speaker. SPEAKERS ARE ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING THEIR OWN HOTEL ARRANGEMENTS.
  • Potential speakers must advise DRJ if they plan to submit their presentation to any other conference or seminar. DRJ will not accept presentations that have been submitted to any other industry conferences or call for papers.

Request for Submissions
If you are interested in presenting a session at Spring World 2015, please submit the required materials in the suggested format (guidelines below) by April 18, 2014 . Speakers will be notified when a decision is made. All decisions are final. We reserve the right to make reasonable changes to the title, description, track and speaker biography of successful submissions.

INCOMPLETE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AND WON’T BE RETURNED. A COMPLETE SUBMISSION INCLUDES A BRIEF SPEAKER BIO, SESSION SYNOPSIS AND SPEAKER PHOTO IN THE PROPER FORMAT. SUBMITTING LONGER SYNOPSIS AND BIOS WILL RESULT IN EDITING TO FIT THE BROCHURE FORMAT. RECOMMENDED LENGTH IS LESS THAN 300 WORDS FOR EACH.

Format for Electronic Submissions: Submit your form electronicaly via our website using this form. The form can also be attached to an email. Please do not print and scan your submission - or fax it. The synopsis and bio can be attached as a Word document, as an alternate process. Do not submit scanned or pdf. versions of the submission form, synopsis or biography.

PHOTO - .jpg format, 300 dpi resolution. Include full name with the photo. DO NOT embed photos in word documents.

INCLUDE presenters name, address and contact numbers.

SUBMISSIONS FROM PUBLIC RELATIONS FIRMS will not be accepted unless speakers’ contact information is included. All communication from DRJ will be directed to the speaker, not the PR firm.

SUBMISSIONS that are NOT SELECTED for Spring World 2015 will not be held. Potential speakers must re-submit their information for any future conference presentations.


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April 23, 2013

Forrester Surveys

DRJ has teamed with Forrester Research to produce a number of market studies in business continuity and disaster recovery. Each survey contains data for company comparison and benchmarking. The aim is to promote research and publication of best practices and recommendations for the industry. The annual surveys can be accessed via this page. The data within can be used for business continuity purposes as long as due credit is given to DRJ and Forrester Research.

2013 - The State of IT Resiliency and Preparedness

The State of IT Resiliency and Preparedness Forrester Research and the Disaster Recovery Journal have partnered to field a number of market studies in business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) in order to gather data for company comparison and benchmarking and to guide research and publication of best practices and recommendations for the industry. This is the seventh annual joint survey study, and it’s focused on gathering a baseline for company DR preparedness. This study repeated many of the questions that we asked in 2007 and 2010, to determine what has changed in DR during the past several years.

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2012 - The State of Crisis Communication and Risk Management

Cover Thumbnail Forrester Research and the Disaster Recovery Journal have partnered to field a number of market studies in business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) in order to gather data for company comparison and benchmarking, to guide research, and for the publication of best practices and recommendations for the industry. This is the seventh annual joint survey. This year’s study focused on the role of crisis communication in business continuity and the relationship of business continuity to risk management. We also fielded many of the same questions in 2009. That first study provided us with a baseline for the interplay of risk management, BC and crisis communication that we can now compare to the 2012 study to see trending across time.

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2011- The State Of Business Continuity Preparedness

Cover Thumbnail Forrester Research and the Disaster Recovery Journal have partnered to field a number of market studies on business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) trends in order to gather data for company comparison and benchmarking, to guide research, and for the publication of best practices and recommendations. This study, which focuses on industry BC preparedness, was also fielded in 2008.

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2010- The State Of Disaster Recovery Preparedness

Forrester Research and the Disaster Recovery Journal have partnered to field a number of market studies in business continuity and disaster recovery (DR) in order to gather data for company comparison and benchmarking and to guide research and publication of best practices and recommendations for the industry. This is the fourth annual joint survey study, and it's focused on gathering a baseline of company DR preparedness. This study repeated many of the questions that we asked in 2007, to determine what has changed in DR in the past three years.

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2009 - Crisis Communication and Risk Management in Business Continuity Preparedness

Forrester Research and the Disaster Recovery Journal have partnered to field a number of market studies in business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) in order to gather data for company comparison and benchmarking, to guide research, and for the publication of best practices and recommendations for the industry. This is the third annual joint survey. This particular study focused on the role of crisis communication in business continuity and the relationship of business continuity to risk management.

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2008 - The State Of Business Continuity Preparedness

Forrester Research and the Disaster Recovery Journal have partnered to field a number of market studies in business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) in order to gather data for company comparison and benchmarking, to guide research, and for the publication of best practices and recommendations for the industry. The first study focused on gathering a baseline of company DR preparedness. This is the second study and focuses on gathering a baseline of company BC preparedness.

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2007 - The State Of BC/DR Preparedness

Due to increased competition, increased risk, and increased oversight and fiduciary responsibility, business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) preparedness is a critical priority at large and small companies alike. But getting started is difficult, and building the business case to obtain adequate funding is even more difficult - especially when companies are at various phases of BC and DR maturity. Forrester Research and the Disaster Recovery Journal have partnered to field a number of market studies in business continuity and disaster recovery in order to gather data for company comparison and benchmarking and to guide research and publication of best practices and recommendations for the industry. This is the first study, and it's focused on gathering a baseline of company DR preparedness.

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April 23, 2013

White Papers

DRJ's White Paper section is the one place to explore in-depth thoughts on today's most relevant issues. Discover insight into a variety of topics including cloud computing, industry standards, personnel management, risk analysis and much more. The subjects are constantly evolving, providing you a non-stop feed of up-to-date industry information.

White Papers are sponsored by our industry's leading service providers. This allows DRJ to bring you the most relevant information in a free, convenient format. Your contact information will be shared with White Paper sponsors.

* By downloading a white paper you are agreeing to share your contact information with the sponsor of that paper.

For information on sponsoring a White Paper, view our media kit.

Note: You must be logged into DRJ.com to download these free White Papers

Exploring the Business Continuity Software Market

White Paper ThumbnailSponsored by Clearview

ClearView Continuity is a UK based supplier of specialist business continuity software. Re-launched in 2010, it has seen rapid global growth with collaborators and clients in all parts of the world, from Australia to South Africa, South East Asia, Russia, the Middle East, Europe and the US. The global network of collaborators enables ClearView to provide 24/7 global support for its clients, who range from the largest global financials to more modest single-country organizations. Clearview does not place restrictions on user numbers or functionality which means that all clients benefit from the same powerful functionality.

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Technical Brief: Secure, Efficient Data Deduplication for Endpoint Protection

White Paper ThumbnailSponsored by Evault

Data deduplication is a key to managing bandwidth impact and storage growth. But not all deduplication is the same: many deduplication processes expose data to security risks and, rather than improving bandwidth, actually further restrict it. The result is that many organizations are forced to choose between the benefits of deduplication or the continuous security and privacy offered by data encryption.

This paper examines how EVault’s Endpoint Protection includes a client-side data deduplication process that goes several steps further than other deduplication processes to ensure data safety and minimize bandwidth and storage impact. Its goal is to ensure end-to-end data security and privacy while using the most efficient backup processes possible.

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Five Security and Risk Management Questions to Ask Your Cloud Provider

White Paper ThumbnailSponsored by Evault

For many CIOs and IT managers, the benefits of moving to the cloud—increased efficiency, reduced cost, excellent scalability, pay-as-you-go pricing, the latest technology without the capital expense—are offset by concerns about security and service quality. While highly publicized cloud security breaches and service outages have occurred, it’s important to remember that all methods of data storage involve some risk. The key lies in choosing a provider with strong, comprehensive principles for security, data protection, and disaster recovery. If you’re evaluating a cloud service provider, asking a few targeted questions now could save you from facing many more hard questions later.

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The Cloud Advantage: Five Ways the Cloud Is Better for Business When Disaster Strikes

White Paper ThumbnailSponsored by Evault

After Hurricane Sandy struck, companies with well-architected, thoroughly tested, and fully documented disaster recovery (DR) plans and solutions were able to bounce back quickly. DR in the cloud gives you at least five advantages:

  1. A current copy of your data is always outside the disaster zone.
  2. A third-party team offsite restores critical systems in the cloud while you focus on restoring order onsite.
  3. You have on-demand access to a virtually unlimited resource for exactly as long as you need it.
  4. You have secure remote access to critical data even if your offices aren’t ready for your return.
  5. Cloud technology ensures data storage and recovery that’s faster, cheaper, better

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Four Myths of Cloud Backup

White Paper ThumbnailSponsored by Evault

Here are four popular myths surrounding cloud backup and recovery:

  1. It’s impossible to maintain data privacy in the cloud.
  2. It’s impossible to control access to data in the cloud.
  3. The cloud and compliance don’t mix.
  4. Cloud backup doesn’t provide fast data recovery.

Learn the truth and find out why the cloud remains not only a viable option for backup but also the best one.

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Taneja Report: Making the Virtual Infrastructure Non-Stop

White Paper ThumbnailSponsored by Symantec

The past few years have seen virtualization rapidly move into the mainstream of the data center. Today, virtualization is often the defacto standard in the data center for deployment of any application or service. This includes important operational and business systems that are the lifeblood of the business. For mission critical systems, customers necessarily demand a broader level of services than is common among the test and development environments where virtualization often gains its foothold in the data center. It goes almost without saying that topmost in customer's minds are issues of availability.

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Disaster Recovery Planning Guide

White Paper ThumbnailSponsored by Symantec

For many organizations, a “disaster” usually means something that impacts the data center from the outside, such as the wrath of a storm or of a violent terrorist act. While newsworthy events should inspire reflection on the state of our preparations, disaster recovery assessment shouldn’t be limited to the consequences of a hurricane, earthquake or similar catastrophe. Lower profile but nevertheless important events – from software bugs to hardware failures – that may be every bit as consequential as fire or flood, need to be considered as well

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Strategies to Solve and Optimize Management of Multi-Tiered Business Services

White Paper ThumbnailSponsored by Symantec

Historically, datacenter administrators have been faced with challenges while managing multi-tier business services. The modern datacenter is often heterogeneous in terms of hardware, software, operating system and virtualization technologies. While new technologies such as virtualization offer cost savings and flexibility, they also introduce complexity in terms of management. Combined with the complexity of a heterogeneous environment, the challenge can be overwhelming. Using different management tools and different management procedures for each tier adds to this challenge.

To address the above issues, Symantec has introduced a new feature called Virtual Business Services. Historically, Symantec has been providing customers with a single product set to standardize storage and availability management in the datacenter. This product set is known as Storage Foundation HA. It provides enterprise class high availability and storage management across multiple platforms, storage arrays and virtualization technologies. With Virtual Business Service and Storage Foundation HA combined together, Symantec provides an end-to-end solution for Storage and Availability management. This white paper covers a set of Virtual Business Services use cases, recommendations and example environments.

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Architecting Resilient Private Clouds

White Paper ThumbnailSponsored by Symantec

This white paper proposes an approach to building resilient private clouds in an efficient and cost-effective manner. This idealized architecture incorporates solutions that address cloud server and storage needs and reconciles them with the realities of the data center such as heterogeneity and existing infrastructure. This paper also discusses how these solutions help data centers achieve the operational flexibility of a cloud-like model without compromising the service-level agreement (SLA) requirements.

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Generating Proven Business Value with EMC Next-Generation Backup and Recovery

ESGSponsored by EMC

IDC interviewed ten companies that have deployed EMC backup and recovery solutions, including EMC Data Domain and EMC Avamar. Some of the customers also had EMC NetWorker. The purpose was to identify and quantify the resulting business value of each project, in order to calculate a cumulative return on investment.

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EMC Best Practices in Data Protection Monitoring

ESGSponsored by EMC

If you’re reading this white paper, then quite possibly you’re in the business of providing data protection, i.e., backup, replication, deduplication, and possibly IT-as‐a‐Service (ITaaS). You may be a member of an IT department within a large enterprise providing backups to constituent business units. You may be a systems integrator providing Backup-as‐a-Service (BaaS)—where your clients own their own backup infrastructure, but you manage it for them. Or you may work for a cloud-based service provider delivering BaaS or Disaster Recovery-as‐a‐Service (DRaaS).

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Taking a Single-System Approach to Enable Faster Backup and More Effective Long-Term Archiving

RSASponsored by RSA

Organizations around the world require more robust backup and archive-optimized storage solutions as they look to improve the availability of applications and deal with an explosion in the creation and use of unstructured data, including handling multiple retention periods on different types of archive data. They need storage systems that are optimized for usability in backup and archival environments.

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PHD Virtual's ReliableDR Adds DR Assurance, Subtracts Cost and Risk

White Paper ThumbnailSponsored by PHD Virtual

ReliableDR adds service recovery testing and disaster recovery orchestration to PHD Virtual’s solid VM and file recovery capabilities. ReliableDR makes it possible for many more businesses to more quickly and effectively prepare for—and recover from—disasters at a cost that is substantially lower than traditional manual approaches to disaster recovery. ReliableDR changes the disaster recovery equation: it adds disaster recovery assurance and subtracts cost and risk.

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Unitrends Backup & Recovery Solutions and Disaster Recovery Best Practices: Fire Preparedness

White Paper ThumbnailSponsored by Unitrends

The ability of your business to respond to a disaster depends on how well your IT organization can address specific situations. While you can only plan for so much in the way of detail, you can understand and anticipate both the likelihood and ramifications of certain types of disasters, and use this knowledge to plan your response and thus expedite the disaster recovery process.

In this case, let’s take a look at the threat of a fire...

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Avoiding Disaster Recovery Epic Fails

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Most disaster recovery (DR) articles focus on convincing readers that the risk of a business altering disaster is real, and as such, they should buy a set of products and services to mitigate that risk. But, if you’re reading this, I know you already understand the importance of DR, and so my focus will be a little bit different. This article will explore various causes of DR epic fails – ranging from traditional issues, such as backup and replication malfunctions and a lack of planning, to new challenges, such as assuming homogeneity.

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Unitrends Backup & Recovery Solutions and Disaster Recovery Best Practices: Flood Preparedness

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The ability of your business to respond to a disaster depends on how well your IT organization can address specific situations. While you can only plan for so much in the way of detail, you can understand and anticipate both the likelihood and ramifications of certain types of disasters, and use this knowledge to plan your response and thus expedite the disaster recovery process.

In this case, let’s take a look at the threat of a flood…

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Is Business Continuity Certification Right For your Organization?

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This white paper analyzes the business case for pursuing organizational business continuity certification, including what it takes to complete the certification process and how best to begin preparing.

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Designing a Business Continuity Training Program to Maximize Value & Minimize Cost

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Business continuity is a key component of an organization’s risk management program. However, employees (ranging from executives to the general employee population), partners and customers are often unaware of the existence of the program or their role within the business continuity effort. Can management rely on a business continuity program if key stakeholders are unaware of their response and recovery responsibilities? No. And, as a result, the time and resources invested in the planning effort are often wasted.

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Unitrends Backup & Recovery Solutions and Disaster Recovery Best Practices: Hurricane Preparedness

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The ability of your business to respond to a disaster depends on how well your IT organization can address specific situations. While you can only plan for so much in the way of detail, you can understand and anticipate both the likelihood and ramifications of certain types of disasters, and use this knowledge to plan your response and thus expedite the disaster recovery process.

In this case, let’s take a look at the threat of a hurricane…

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Unitrends Backup & Recovery Solutions and Disaster Recovery Best Practices: Tornado Preparedness

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The ability of your business to respond to a disaster depends on how well your IT organization can address specific situations. While you can only plan for so much in the way of detail, you can understand and anticipate both the likelihood and ramifications of certain types of disasters, and use this knowledge to plan your response and thus expedite the disaster recovery process.

In this case, let’s take a look at the threat of a tornado…

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A BCM Professional's Playbook on Evaluating and Applying Relevant BCM Standards

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Discover a better way to address key business continuity standards and guidelines that are so important for compliance and better continuity plans. Harness the power of the original BCP Genome™ to strengthen your own planning and compliance practices—whether you adopt its framework as is, or adapt its logic to create your own framework. Also, compare eight leading industry standards—ISO22301, FFIEC, NFPA, NIST, HIPAA, and more—to identify their strengths and gaps relative to program organization, management, training, and audit vs. emergency facilities or business and IT recovery.

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Cloud Service Delivers Better, More Reliable Service Levels Using Mellanox InfiniBand Products

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Mellanox InfiniBand dramatically reduces hardware acquisition costs and improves the delivery of cloud services, permitting higher application scalability and performance.

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