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Quantifying The Impact Of Downtime

Quantifying The Impact Of Downtime

What is the industry average cost of downtime? I hate answering "it depends," but that's the truth. So much depends on the organization, the industry, the duration of the downtime, the number of people impacted, etc. And not all of it is about dollars and sense. Reputation, customer retention, employee satisfaction, and overall confidence can be shaken by even a short outage.

August 19, 2013 by in Data Centers

Resiliency Is No Longer Optional

Resiliency Is No Longer Optional

Forget disaster recovery. In today's world of 24x7x365 global operations and competition, I&O teams must deliver services that are designed for uptime but prepared for failures. Learn how to build the always-on, always-available extended enterprise with Forrester's new Business Technology Resiliency Playbook.

September 19, 2012 by in Data Centers

How Too Much Of A Good Thing Can Spell Disaster

How Too Much Of A Good Thing Can Spell Disaster

It should come as no surprise that websites thrive on traffic. So naturally, it follows that driving traffic to your site is a strong motivation for any company looking to grow their web presence. However ironically, driving traffic to your site can also be a double-edged sword if your infrastructure is not properly prepared to handle the load.

August 31, 2012 by in Data Centers

Dell Gets Serious About Backup & Recovery For SMBs

Dell Gets Serious About Backup & Recovery For SMBs

I woke up this morning to interesting news: Dell announcing that they acquired backup software company AppAssure, marking the first acquisition made by John Swainson, the new president of Dell Software Group. This is actually the second significant announcement from Dell this year around backup.

February 24, 2012 by in Storage