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Business Continuity Planning (BCP) is a methodology used to create a plan for how an organization will resume partially or completely interrupted critical function(s) within a predetermined time after a disaster or disruption. BCP may be a part of a larger organizational effort to reduce operational risk associated with poor information security controls, and thus has a number of overlaps with the practice of risk management.
Join this informative web event to hear from experts at Forrester Research and HP discuss the top ten challenges for effective disaster recovery planning, how to quantify the cost of downtime as well as tips on selecting and implementing disaster recovery solutions.
HP is increasingly demonstrating that its vision includes positioning itself as an innovator at the high end especially with respect to managing heterogeneous storage assets. HP appears to be a leading proponent of avoiding dreams of owning the entire data center storage infrastructure. Rather its aim appears to add customer value by recognizing and accommodating the diversity of installed storage assets at customer sites.
To stay competitive in today's business climate, organizations must find ways to meet their business needs while controlling IT costs. IT departments face flat budgets and, at the same time, find that their organizations have become increasingly dependent on uninterrupted access to business-critical data. In today's world, prudent IT administrators prepare to recover from two types of disasters as part of a complete Business Continuity and Availability (BC and A) plan.
This paper provides a comprehensive set of test-proven best practices for properly configuring, deploying, and operating an Oracle 10g database on an HP StorageWorks XP12000 Disk Array (XP12000) in an HP-UX environment using HP StorageWorks XP Continuous Access Software as the remote copy infrastructure.
In this video, at a high-tech ballistics center managed by National Technical Systems in Camden, Arkansas, HP simulated a gas leak using real explosives to blow up a data center. Every system failed-over after the explosion in less than two minutes—including data on an HP StorageWorks XP12000 Disk Array which failed over flawlessly to an HP StorageWorks XP24000 Disk Array.
Radiator Express Warehouse (1800Radiator), a fast-growing automotive parts distributor, found that it was running at maximum power and its racks were full. Using VMware virtualization technology, the company was able to take 31 physical servers out of production, resulting in a 25 percent reduction in power and cooling costs.
WWF is the world’s largest independent conservation organization. As part of its IT department’s contribution to environmentally-friendly business practices, WWF-UK deployed VMware virtualization into its live production environment. They decreased server count, lessened cooling requirements, minimized the space needed to house their datacenter and significantly reduced their overall carbon footprint.
In today's rapidly changing business environment, it's important to be ready to respond to every risk or opportunity. In this white paper, you'll learn how to determine risks, calculate impact, evaluate your current structure’s response and test overall resilience. Then you'll see how IBM can help you combine several risk management strategies into a single integrated one, so you’re better able to respond to the threat of disaster and stay ahead of the competition.
Published By: HP VMware
Published Date: Mar 03, 2008
Why have the majority of large enterprises embraced virtualization technology and why are midsize businesses the fastest growing market segment for new virtualization initiatives? This white paper will explore this important question, examine common virtualization deployment scenarios, and explain how virtualization solutions from HP and VMware can help midsize businesses achieve a wide variety of business continuity, performance, and efficiency goals.
In preparation for disasters, it’s critical to have a backup site that can be used if your primary location goes down. Does your business have the right procedures and equipment to recover after a disaster? Get answers. Download this article about a new enterprise data center and learn more about protecting your IT infrastructure.
Unexpected disasters threaten organizations across the globe daily. Surprisingly, many businesses are not prepared for such disasters. They lack business continuity plans which can provide both proactive and reactive strategies to minimize the impact of unforeseen setbacks.
Williams Lea is a leading global provider of customized corporate information solutions. The company needed to reliably, easily and securely transfer sensitive files and implement a system to share files and ensure a business continuity/disaster recovery plan. Today, Williams Lea uses the GlobalSCAPE’s Enhanced File Transfer (EFT) solution to provide secure protocol support and encryption to protect data in transit and at rest.
Published By: Solidcore
Published Date: Jan 07, 2008
It is widely acknowledged that unauthorized changes made to an IT Infrastructure cause up to 80% of system unavailability. Learn how adding change control to your existing or planned change management infrastructure can help improve IT service availability, lower compliance costs, and accelerate your ITIL implementations.
CIOs today are being called upon to interpret business strategy and priorities, then add value through information technology initiatives. At a time when "critical to the business" translates to "mission-critical IT", how do you ensure end-to-end availability and reliability of the IT resources that enable your company’s essential business processes.
Published By: Astrocom
Published Date: Dec 13, 2007
Enterprises with mission critical applications are exploring the benefits of disaster recovery sites for their data centers to ensure business continuity. Special network technology is needed to ensure that site failover and failback occurs reliably and predictably. An ideal solution should provide reliable network connections, manage inbound and outbound traffic over multiple WAN links, failover to a secondary data center if all links at the primary data center are down, and eliminate deployment barriers and costs of multi-homing with BGP (Border Gateway Protocol).
For mission-critical IT, service outages and data loss pose serious consequences. This white paper examines how availability management, disaster recovery and business continuity support one another and offers insight to find success at all of them.
When Katrina hit in 2005, Murphy Exploration and Production Company, USA was among the many companies impacted by the devastation. Challenged to implement a new infrastructure quickly with more business continuity considerations, Murphy deployed Virtuozzo across its server infrastructure.
ThousandEyes integrates monitoring and visualization of device health, end-to-end network paths and the performance of your internally hosted and cloud applications in one place. Identify critical dependencies in your internal network and monitor how device health impacts application performance.
This white paper presents a brief history of cryptography and how encryption-related technologies have evolved and will continue to evolve as well as the measures Internet users should consider when implementing modern encryptions.