IT continuity and disaster recovery newsletter
October 2006

This newsletter provides a roundup of the IT continuity and disaster recovery news and information posted on Continuity Central during the past few weeks. You are receiving it because you have subscribed.


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WAN requirements for successful disaster recovery
Jeff Aaron explains how WAN acceleration can assist in developing more effective IT continuity solutions.
. Region: World

The reinvention of backup and disaster recovery
Beth White explains why she believes that deduplication is the key enabling technology for future backup and DR techniques.
. Region: World


New technologies tackle remote office backup
Ed Walsh gives his view of the latest developments in back up technologies.
. Region: World



Independent lab finds that NeverFail offers 'best protection' for Exchange failure
ExtremeLabs testing gives Neverfail top-marks for high availability and disaster recovery.
. Region: World

easyJet outsources critical IT infrastructure
Multi-million pound outsourcing deal made with SAVVIS.
. Region: UK

Synstar BC services

3rd Annual Information Security Workforce Study results
Information security focus should be on policies, processes and people rather than on technology.
. Region: World

GemaTech launches BCMLITE Option II
Provides resilient re-routing of all incoming calls to individual geographic DDIs alongside the ability to provide secure recording of calls from within the telephone carrier's network.
. Region: UK

BC consultancy

Compellent's Thin Replication solution aims to make multi-site replication easier and cheaper
'Cuts bandwidth and storage management requirements in half'.
. Region: World

BSI launches PAS 77 IT Service Continuity Management framework
Provides guidance on IT continuity and availability management.
. Region: UK


SunGard launches 'Enhanced Recovery'
New service helps 'reduce recovery times by up to a third'.
. Region: UK

BakBone survey predicts increased adoption of replication and disaster recovery solutions in North America
Business continuity seen by many as a complex, costly and decentralized process.
. Region: N.America


NIST issues new computer security guidance documents
Offers advice on issues ranging from securing computers and exercising IT plans to guidance on access control policies, models and mechanisms, and security log management.
. Region: US/World

Business continuity and disaster recovery driving archiving activities
Tape usage for archiving drops in UK; but increases in the US.
. Region: UK/US

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One anti-virus engine is not enough to protect your business, warns GFI
A new white paper, 'Why one virus engine is not enough,' claims that companies relying on the protection of a single anti-virus engine are leaving themselves exposed.
. Region: US/World

MarquisNet opens 125-seat Disaster Recovery Service Center near Las Vegas airport
Work-area recovery option added to existing Internet and IT data center offering.
. Region: US


European businesses struggle to manage security labyrinth
The desire for holistic management of IT security is being undermined by complex security purchasing strategies.
. Region: UK/W.Europe

Wake up to IT's energy crisis, urges Gartner
IT's insatiable and growing appetite for power is creating new risks.

. Region: UK

Adam Continuity

IBM and Avokia set new record for long-range database clustering
IBM and Avokia Inc. have announced that they have developed a long-range database clustering technology, which is the first of its kind to link active data servers located thousands of miles apart.

. Region: US

New self-healing software diagnoses IT problems based on symptoms
IBM has announced the launch of new software that helps developers and solution providers build self-healing capabilities into their applications.

. Region: World


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