Virtual servers, particularly Hyper-V ones, offer several distinct advantages over physical servers. One of the biggest benefits is being able to perform a Rapid VM recovery.
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Disaster recovery preparedness is a hugely important aspect of SMB I.T. You need to be sure that if things go pear-shaped, you can get back up and running as soon as possible. However, when we think of ‘disaster’ what often comes to mind is worst-case scenarios – fire, flood, hurricane and anything else mother nature can throw at your I.T. infrastructure.
While these events do happen, and you absolutely need to be prepared for them, they may not be the most likely ‘disaster’ that you’ll need to recover from.
Is your business starting to think about its Disaster Recovery planning? We really hope so. Because if you lose your IT infrastructure to disaster, it’s going to have a serious impact on your business. In fact, a lot of SMBs don’t recover at all.
There’s a lot of information out there on planning for disaster recovery, but a lot of it is very dry, technical content. It’s invaluable advice that you’ll definitely need to read, but what if you need to explain the importance of disaster recovery planning to someone who’s less technically savvy? Well, this infographic should help!
Well, actually Winter’s already here. And no, we’re not going to talk about Game of Thrones. Sorry about that… But with Juno just passed, snow still piling up outside and winds assaulting the walls of your server room, it’s time to start thinking seriously about data protection. Unfortunately, nobody’s yet worked out how to make servers fly south for the winter.
So, your server has crashed. Don’t worry, you can recover it. You can recover it, right?
Knowing how to recover a Windows Server, and more importantly having the software and procedures in place to do so, is crucial for all businesses. Servers can contain mission-critical systems and data, the loss of which has the potential to cripple even the most successful companies.
In this article, we’ll go over the 5 need-to-know steps when it comes to recovering Windows servers. So when the worst happens, you’ll know you can quickly land on your feet.
Your office burned down over the weekend. We’re sorry to be the bearers of bad news, but it happened. What will your business do now? How fast can your IT infrastructure be back up and running? What data will it need to recover with the highest priority?
These are the questions that will inevitably arise when hammering out a Disaster Recovery plan. In the industry, we call these questions the Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO). But how do you determine the ideal RTO/RPO for your business?
‘What’s the number one piece of advice you can give me on backups?’ This is a question our technical support team is often asked. Their answer – make sure you have a backup strategy that will not only allow you to restore lost data, but also recover an entire system in the event of a disaster scenario.