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Top 10 Data Availability Blogs of 2017 – Handling Your Data the Right Way

Today’s Best of 2017 series takes a look at Data Availability and Syncsort’s addition of Vision Solutions. We’ve included posts that focus on business resilience solutions, with topics such as: high availability, disaster recovery, migration, data replication, and security.

Lets take a look!

#10 – 3 Tips for Leveraging Existing Infrastructure for Backup

It seems everyone is facing discouraging budget cuts at the same time they’re facing unprecedented data growth. It’s a conundrum that’s here to stay – but, you know what they say: when the going gets tough, the tough figure out how to use what they’ve got while still dreaming of a shiny new rack of servers. Wait, is that the saying? Read more >

#9 – When Humans Fumble, HA/DR Recovers

Last month, a major IT failure threw both Heathrow and Gatwick airports in the UK into chaos, as flight cancellations affected hundreds of thousands of customers and British Airways suffered an embarrassing PR nightmare. Systems and operations have since recovered, but the lessons learned from it reverberate for the many businesses and organizations that remain vulnerable to the cause of this issue: human error. Read more >

#8 – Stop Compromising Availability in the Cloud

Outages and downtime rarely affect just one company. Early in 2017 an Amazon S3 outage had a major ripple effect on dozens of businesses that relied on the AWS cloud to stay online. Companies like Quora, IMDb, American Airlines and Instagram were affected, just to name a few, and had to face frustrating downtime and concerned users. Read more >

#7 – Weatherproof Your Data with Hurricane Preparedness

Today is the official start of hurricane season in the North Atlantic region of the world. And while the protection of your home and family goes without saying, it’s also worthwhile to mind the protection of your data centers and other information management facilities. Read more >

#6 – 3 Ways to Prevent a Data Breach from Becoming an Ordeal

Equifax suffered a massive data breach this week. Investigations are ongoing and many details have yet to surface about the full consequences of this breach. But one fact we already know presents a few lessons to learn about IT security and consistent vigilance. Read more >

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#5 – Achieving Extreme Availability with MIMIX Active-Active Replication

Long gone are the days of relying solely on tape backup to recover your business on an IBM i server. Back then, restoring a server from tape could take at least a day or two–maybe more–and all data created since the last backup was lost. While it was inconvenient to be down and to re-enter the transactions since the last backup from paper records, it was the accepted service level. Read more >

#4 – Data Backup vs. Disaster Recovery: Yes, There’s a Big Difference

You back up your data. You’re prepared to handle the next big disaster, right? Wrong. Disaster recovery requires much more than data backup. Read More >

#3 – Planned or Unplanned, All Downtime is Bad

Estimates for average costs of downtime at an organization came in at around $9,000 per minute last year. That number leaves little doubt that the direct costs of technical downtime can cripple a business. Read more >

#2 – Managed HA/DR Services Add a Wealth of Value

Attempting to manage all of your HA/DR needs in-house is admirable, but so is understanding the need for specialized help. Disaster Recovery as a Service revenue is projected to grow dramatically over the next three years as more and more businesses are seeing its value. Read more >

#1 – How to Calculate RPO and RTO for Disaster Recovery Planning

If you’re creating a disaster recovery plan, one of the first things you need to do is determine what you need to protect. All data is not created equal and there’s likely no reason to replicate and store every bit and byte on your servers. Read more >

We hope that you’ve enjoyed these Data Availability blogs. Still looking for more? Make sure to check out the 2018 State of Resilience Report to learn about the ever-changing landscape of Data Availability!

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