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Infrastructure Availability

What Are the Differences Between Backups and Disaster Recovery?

AJ Kuftic
Read Time 3 min.

What Are the Differences Between Backups and Disaster Recovery? Disaster recovery planning is an integral part of any business’s IT strategy, and is becoming more prevalent as security breaches and network outages have become common threats, and the cost of downtime has steadily increased. In the beginning stages of disaster recovery planning, decision makers are often mistaken...

Data Center Outages, Vol. 3: Human Error

Ken Hill
Read Time 2 min.

An additional common cause of outages is human error. A number of miscalculations at the hand of employees can lead to an outage, costing many companies far more than they can afford to pay or lose. What are the most common examples of human error? Incorrect configuration changes—networks, servers, SANs Incorrect backups Load balancing misconfiguration and errors Firewall misconfiguration...

Outages, Vol. I: Power

Bryan Smith
Read Time 3 min.

In the world of data centers, there are three common causes of outages: power failure, loss of connectivity and human error. No matter the cause, it’s common knowledge that unplanned data center outages result in immense costs to unprepared businesses, including: Brand and reputation suffers Legal and regulatory ramifications Equipment damage Lost confidence among stakeholders Negative impact on productivity...

Why Expert, On-site Staff Matters

Read Time 2 min.

When utilizing the services of a hosting provider, you’re entrusting your critical systems to a third party. While working with a trustworthy hosting provider brings many benefits, it’s important that your partner can ensure your data will remain secure. Part of security means the ability to depend on expert staff who are on site, 24x7x365. Hosting providers that function as...