Category Archives: Backup, disaster recovery and business continuity

Automating VMware Host Config Backups

Backup Button - smBackups are an important component to any disaster recovery plan, and the majority of people religiously backup their servers. Backing up the configuration of the hosts that run your virtual environment on the other hand is not so common, this may be because you can build and deploy a host in record time but it also relies on you knowing exactly how the host is/was configured.

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Is your IT infrastructure protected against downtime?

Is your IT infrastructure protected against downtime?According to “The Avoidable Cost of Downtime”, a study of over 1,800 European organisations by CA Technologies, the UK experiences the largest amount of downtime each year, with an average of 27.3 hours. 60% of businesses said their operations department was the worst affected. So it’s probably not surprising to learn that their ability to generate revenue during a blackout is reduced by a third.

Even after the blackout, when IT systems are back up and running, there’s still an average delay of nine hours per company, per year, when data is being recovered. During this period, a company’s revenue generation is reduced by a quarter.

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