If money were no object, all large organizations would have fully developed hot sites, dual or triple-cored data centers and the latest technology enhancements to ensure instantaneous failovers are imperceptible to the end customer. The reality is that IT budgets are shrinking, and we are all faced with doing more with less. Understanding the basics of DR and BC planning arms IT directors and CTOs with the confidence that allows for a good night sleep.
With hurricane season right around the corner, many Gulf Coast-based companies are revamping their disaster recovery procedures and testing their BC plans. The unfortunate truth is many of them will wait until the last minute and key elements will be missed. In a five part series, we discuss the essential pieces of an effective and affordable DR/BC plan – RPO/RTO, Communications, People, Data and Testing.
With all the excitement surrounding cloud computing, how are data center companies handling the buzz? Key concerns involve questions like: Will enterprises that rely on hardware at their fingertips move their company’s applications from the datacenter to the cloud? Do people really trust the cloud as an alternative?
We had a wonderful time sponsoring this year’s Houston Rodeo Cookoff with TW Telecom and Troubadour. Nothing like BBQ, beer and western gear to kick off spring. While this is FIBERTOWN’s first year to sponsor the event, this ain’t our first rodeo.