Backup and Disaster Recovery in the Manufacturing Environment

Manufacturers make money from production. If production stops so does revenue. Orders may not be delivered on time, delays happen, customers are unhappy, and the company loses money. Because manufacturers are increasingly reliant upon technology to complete production and technology will fail at some point it is vital to have a backup and disaster recovery (DR)[…]

Designing a DR Plan in 5 Steps (Whitepaper)

A few weeks back I wrote an article on “How to Design a Disaster Recovery Plan“. I received some great feedback on that article and turned it into a whitepaper. Feel free to download and distribute! Download: Disaster Recovery Plan in 5 Steps Also, don’t forget to check out our new resources, whitepapers, and templates[…]

How to Design a Disaster Recovery Plan

Here is a quick rundown of some of the elements I consider when consulting on disaster recovery plans: 1. Inventory Systems The first step in a disaster recovery plan is to inventory what systems will need to be restored (and in what order, which involves the next step) in the event of a disaster. In[…]

Skepticism over Clustering and Mirroring as Backup and Recovery Solutions

I recently came across a control in a client’s processes that threw up a red flag and will definitely get a bit more attention from me during our audit. The control mentioned Clustering and Mirroring as part of their Backup and Recovery solution: Control Statement: Data mirroring is implemented at the primary data center for[…]