Do you have a data and disaster recovery plan?

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Your data is everything and business need to consider data loss seriously. Nowadays we rely heavily on knowing that our data is secure, private and safe.

But how can you assure this with your company’s data? Do you have an established plan for your business?

Image you lost your phone or laptop. Scary right? Now imagine that you haven’t backed up that data – catastrophic right? Now imagine your phone or laptop is your business data, and it’s gone, vanished, done. Is there a word that’s more impactful than catastrophic? Because that’s the effect  on a business without backups and a recovery plan.  There would be no business.

A business disaster recovery plan

A Business Disaster Recovery Plan is implemented  in preparation of a serious issue such as a server going down, or a disaster such as a hurricane, flood or fire.

There are various ways to store your own backups. It could be via a hosted cloud server, devices such as an external drive, a local server and more.

Or you could talk to us and set up a serious backup and recovery plan that’s 100% guaranteed.

Benefits of a disaster recovery plan

There are many benefits, both tangible and intangible, to having a disaster recovery plan. In the event of an unexpected disturbance to your business, disaster recovery services will be able to get you back on track by making sure you’re prepared rather than madly scrambling later on.

Rapid Replication and Copying of Information, Software, and Applications

Data replication involves making copies of all of your information in real time as your information is generated. This is especially useful because it allows you to very quickly reproduce your most important information, software, and applications.

Reliable Recovery of Information

Having a disaster recovery plan means that you will have a reliable method that you can count on to recover your most important information.

Business Continuity

When your systems fail, a client who is pressed for time will likely go next door to your direct competition. The longer it takes for you to resume normal operations, the greater the incentive becomes for clients to move away from your business.

Long-Term Cost Savings

If you have a comprehensive overview of your systems, you’re going to readily be able to view areas where you can add upgrades that replace any current costly inefficiencies. This could involve moving your data to a cloud-based system or other upgrades that will save your business money in the long-term.

Protected Business Reputation

What will current or prospective clients think if they experience a disruption in service? Referrals and word-of-mouth need to remain glowing, or else there will be a severe cost paid with lost business.

Non-Disruptive System Testing

A disaster recovery plan allows you to run scenarios that show you what would happen in the event of a problem without disrupting your business. Constantly being able to test your system will allow you to build greater confidence with clients, as you can demonstrate your reliability.

Minimal System Downtime during Replication

Downtime will always affect your organization by reducing employee focus, and perhaps more importantly, motivation. No matter what industry you work in, when sensitive data is inaccessible or lost, it creates havoc for everyone involved and can cause inactivity.

Compliance with Industry Regulations

If you have clients in the medical, financial, or legal verticals, then they are most likely governed by stringent industry regulations and other legal requirements. HIPAA, SOX, and GLBA are just some of the legal requirements that stipulate how businesses need to be able to provide access to sensitive digital information at all times. Being able to back up all of their data in a secure way inspires greater confidence.

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Peace of Mind!

There’s a special frame of mind that comes with knowing your data is protected, safe, and can be recovered in the event of a disaster. Backing your data up by using disaster recovery services does more than secure your information—it gives you peace of mind on a daily basis.

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Cloud limits and your needs

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cloud limitsPopular clouds like Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure are console based orchestrators, enabling people to spin and administer the needed infrastructure themselves. They also come with a variety of features and add-ons, making the end solution very attractive.

Quite often, due to their scalability, these clouds appear like a massive computing resource, where performance limits are hard to reach.

One common performance issue people face relates to disk or storage performance.

During various tests, AWS or Azure have been seen, for example, doing thousands of IOPS and hundreds MBps of disk throughput at low latency. So one should expect that these environments may be the best place to run high performance virtual servers like SQL servers, which generally demand high IOPS and throughput at low latency.

The storage story: capacity and IO, these two are “not very good friends”

When it comes to storage, there will always be a concern that IO will be exhausted before space. From a business perspective, this will result in a waste of resources. Due to the automation introduced by the cloud consoles and the power the customers have to provision at will, if left without rules and caps, the entire environment will become oversubscribed with degraded performance as a result, leaving cloud providers struggling to deliver the IO without adding more unused capacity.

It is either the IOPS count or throughput that kills the storage. The throughput, if the storage is network based and not local, will also affect the network switches requiring fast switches with big buffers when throughput increases and bursts. Read More

How can we boost SQL performance using Nimble SANs and VMware?

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vmware is proud to leverage Nimble Storage arrays for its customer’s storage area network and virtual desktop interface deployments.

Nimble Storage arrays are the industry’s only flash-optimized storage solution designed to increase efficiency. Built on a patented “Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL)” architectire, Nimble Storage offers scalable performance, exceptional efficiency, integrated data protection, and simple push-button management. As a result, customers can run more workloads and perform more backup operations with less storage infrastructure.

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