Posts Tagged "Continuity"

A Sidekick In The Pants

T-Mobile and the Sidekick data services provider, Danger, a subsidiary of Microsoft, have announced that they lost subscribers' contacts, calendar entries, to-do lists and photos - and there is no backup.

Is Your Toilet Disaster Tolerant?

Your company spent a lot of money on their disaster recovery and business continuity plans. They spent hundreds of hours doing tabletop exercises and full blown deployments to see if everything comes together as it should. But what happens if you need to tinkle?

Sir, Your Data Center Has Arrived

HP, Sun, and Active Power have a set of products that can be used to drop a new data center into place in a couple of months. But how about using these for disaster recovery?

Is There Anybody Out There?

An ISP lost data for hundreds of thousands of customers because hackers targeted a vulnerability in the virtualization software they used to create Virtualized Private Servers. About half of their customers were not paying for data backup. When will we learn to take backups?

Desktop & Application Virtualization Redux

When you virtualize desktops and applications so that they run in your data center, they are easier to safeguard and upgrade. And you might even avoid DLL Hell.

Cloud Computing is Just Time Sharing Warmed Over

Cloud Computing is what graybeards used to call Time Sharing. When computers filled rooms and cost millions of dollars, many companies had a dumb terminal like a Teletype, IBM 3270 or ADM-2, or a combination card reader/printer in their office which was connected by a point-to-point leased telephone line to a central computer somewhere. Customers were billed for […]

Disaster Recovery Journal Article

Virtualization is all the rage this year and this article describes the flavors and how to use them to your company's advantage.

Pigs Take Revenge For Chinese Pork Buns

The H1N1 Swine/Avian/Human flu has arrived. Don't panic, but do wash your hands frequently and avoid sharing drinking glasses, food, and utensils.