Alex Carroll and Rich Banta from Lifeline Data Centers

10 Key Ingredients of an Effective Disaster Recovery Plan

Floods, tornadoes, severe storms, earthquakes and hail were among the natural disasters hitting the United States in 2016. Some regions of the country, of course, are better than others when it comes to the damaging effects of Mother Nature. But companies globally have to deal with the increasing threats caused by cyber attacks. No one …

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When your IT department goes rogue, what should you do next?

In my last post, we discussed the latest habit of non-IT departments in organizations large and small: hatching rogue IT operations on the cloud, taking your company’s data for a spin in the Wild, Wild Web — unpatched, unprotected, and nearly undetectable. To recap, this trend involves departments buying IT services online through vendors like …

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Data Center Redundancy Critical to Disaster Recovery Plans

With hundreds of Delta Air Lines flights recently grounded in the wake of a power outage, companies of all sizes started taking a hard look at their own IT operations. At the top of the list? An assessment of disaster recovery plans. More than likely, the overall damage to Delta has yet to be assessed. According …

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Alex Carroll and Rich Banta from Lifeline Data Centers

Cyberattacks are Moving to the Cloud: Develop Your Security Plan

This should come as no surprise – With the increased popularity of the cloud, cyber attacks have followed in its wake, with Sophos reporting a 45 percent increase in cyber attacks in the cloud during 2015. It’s been a steadily alarming trend. Two years ago, Alert Logic’s Cloud Security Report noted that brute force attacks …

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Preparing for Worst-Case Scenarios with Cyber Attacks

The year is 2020. The cyber attack of your worst nightmare has just become a reality. Are you at all prepared? That’s the question — and the scenarios — that researchers and experts are undertaking to minimize any damage caused by extensive cyber attacks, the type that could shut down power grids and totally reshape …

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Increasing Dependency on Data Fuels Growth of Data Center Security

We’re hooked. Hooked on the internet as part of our day-to-day lives, that is, whether it’s social media or our reliance on the growing number of smart home devices. And that trend only will continue to grow — fueling the need to not only ensure that our data centers have a higher rate of reliability …

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Steps to Choosing Colocation for Disaster Recovery

When taking on a disaster recovery (DR) plan for your company, you have numerous options. But one of your main objectives is moving data to a location where it can be secure while, at the same time, ensuring that your team can monitor the data or at least ensure its security. While you could build …

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Update Your Disaster Recovery Plan by Answering These 2 Questions

Every business, whether large, medium or small, should have a comprehensive disaster recovery plan that guides employees on how to recover in the event of a breach caused by a natural or manmade event. Most of us realize that. But when was the last time you reviewed your plan and identified any gaps that may …

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How to give your disaster recovery plan a test run

With major floods hitting states across America, including Oregon, Illinois, Missouri, and Tennessee, scientists are now predicting there’s plenty more to come over the next five years — putting residents, businesses and other organizations at risk. That’s why experts are increasingly concerned about the need for data centers to put disaster recovery plans in place …

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New technology could help Data Centers conserve water

With data centers facing increased scrutiny for their carbon footprint, the news that California is paving the way for data center cooling technology that saves water could be welcomed news for the nation. It’s possible that more states could follow in the footsteps of California, where building regulators recently allowed data center operators to install …

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