Posts about Disaster Recovery

Across Europe and beyond, businesses are moving their mission-critical data to the Nordics. With cheaper land prices and cold conditions ideal for cooling servers, the cost advantages offered by data centers in Scandinavia and the Baltics are impossible to ignore. Even more significant is the low price of electricity, which makes running a data center near the North Pole incredibly efficient – in many cases, up to 50% cheaper when compared with central Europe ...
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In recent years, we’ve seen a huge boom in the number of businesses – both big and small – looking to invest in Nordic data centers. Perhaps the two most recognizable names to build facilities in and around the “Node Pole” are Google, which opened a huge data center in Hamina on Finland’s southern coastline, and Facebook, that opened its first data center outside the US in Luleå, Sweden. The rush to locate these facilities near the Arctic Circle is no coincidence ...
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Maybe you dodged the most recent massive data breach but have no doubt: malicious electronic attacks are escalating in sophistication, frequency and scale. Criminals are partnering with cyber experts in a kind of crime-as-a-service twist, and organizations with a political, social or moral ax to grind are hacking to influence and embarrass. Together these malicious groups are expertly combining old and new attack strategies while taking advantage of today’s highly dynamic network environments to steal our money, our secrets and our peace of mind ...
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It's a rare thing when two technologies evolve along completely separate tracks but end up complementing each other so completely that they seem as if they developed together. But that is the serendipitous situation in which disaster recovery/business continuity (DR/BC) and cloud computing find themselves. Geographic diversity defines the cloud and is a best practice in DR/BC. The best way to increase the odds that a company's services won’t go down – and to ensure that they get back up as quickly as possible if they indeed do – is storing data and applications in more than one place. That, at its core, is the definition of cloud computing ...

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In a networked and cloud-based business era, broadband may be the most essential pieces for business continuity and disaster recover. It's easy to plan for the expected -- but disasters rarely follow what is written down on a plan conceived on a sunny weekday between 9 to 5. Let me strongly recommend that you review, verify and sanity check your business continuity plans for 2014. If you don't find at least one area to change after a full review, you might want to reconsider how valid your review is in the first place.
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