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Business continuity briefs:
29th June 2012

'Business continuity briefs' provides a summary of new product and services press releases and other useful resources published recently:

RecoverGuard v6.0 now available
Continuity Software has announced the general availability of RecoverGuard version 6.0, featuring significant management, scalability, flexibility, and security enhancements.

RecoverGuard v6.0 additions include:

  • Distributed Collectors – Users can now setup multiple remote distributed data collectors across multiple geographies that are managed centrally by a single RecoverGuard server.
  • Integration Options – Continuity Software has opened-up large portions of its RecoverGuard Configuration Management Database (CMDB) engine which allows for increased flexibility and easier integration into existing processes, a much deeper understanding of an IT environment’s storage and availability, as well as permits integration with additional external reporting tools, consoles, portals and other systems. Ticket management system integration has also been enhanced for easy integration with all major enterprise ticket management systems, with simple configuration via the UI.
  • Host Configuration Comparison Module – Enables users to baseline their server environment, analyze and compare arbitrary groups of servers in order to understand which servers have deviations from the group, view side-by-side graphical comparisons for an even deeper understanding of the environment, and customize host configuration reporting for more effective and efficient management.


New backup and disaster recovery services from Industrial Defender
Industrial Defender, a leader in automation system management for security, compliance, and change management of industrial control systems, has announced the acquisition of Fandotech LLC, a provider of backup and disaster recovery services. The acquisition enables Industrial Defender to debut Survive Services, the company’s new backup and disaster recovery offering for ICS. Survive Services are built upon Industrial Defender’s Automation Systems Manager (ASM) solution and leverages the capabilities of Fandotech, which adds new data center facilities and over a decade of backup and recovery expertise to Industrial Defender’s portfolio. http://www.industrialdefender.com/

Webinar: Simple, Cost-Effective Disaster Recovery in the Cloud
Peak 10 Inc, will host a webinar on cost-effective ideas for leveraging the cloud to better enable business disaster recovery plans. The event, which will be held Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 11 a.m. EDT, will feature best practices, trends and real-world examples presented by a Cisco cloud architect. http://peak10events.com/leadgen/2012/drinthecloud2012.html

Updated guidance for the management of deaths resulting from a flu pandemic
New guidance from the UK Department of Health proposes changes to the procedures for death and cremation certification that could be used in a severe influenza pandemic. It would enable doctors to spend as much time as possible on the care of the living and to ensure that processes for death and cremation certification can be managed as effectively as possible during a pandemic.

The guidance will be relevant to planners in local authorities and the NHS, funeral directors, registrars, coroners, local resilience forums, and other service providers (including any private or public organisations involved in the management of deaths).

Read the guidance document.

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Date: 29th June 2012 • Region: Various

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