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OK, I’m excited. The latest release of Neverfail IT Continuity Architect has landed with some of our most requested features and we just can’t wait for you to try it out for yourselves. When I got walked through a demo of the new features last week I knew this was going to be a big step forward for our new IT business continuity product. If you’re not already familiar with IT Continuity Architect (sometimes called ITCA or simply “Architect”) then let me tell you briefly what it can do for you. Right from the start, Architect helps you establish exactly what you have in place today for  computing infrastructure, applications, and most importantly, Disaster Recovery (DR) solutions for those applications and data.  Once you define your Service Level Agreements (SLA) tiers for Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and start assigning protecti... (more)

IT Continuity Architect 1.2.2 deepens Veeam integration

Our engineering team has been hard at work bring new features to the exciting IT Continuity Architect product. Just last week we made Architect version 1.2.2 available for general release, and with it came some cool new enhancements to our support for Veeam Backup & Replication. We’ve made some great improvements to the reporting capabilities, and even added the ability to restart failed backup jobs. If you’re not already familiar with IT Continuity Architect, it is Neverfail’s new tool for developing and monitoring a BCDR plan for your entire IT infrastructure. Regardless of wh... (more)

How do you “Celebrate” World backup Day?

March 31st is officially “World Backup Day“, a day that is intended to raise awareness of the need for constant and diligent data protection. So what does one do on World Backup Day? For many, the answer may be “nothing special” since they’re already backing up their data daily or better. For others, they may be looking at how to start or improve backups for their home or small business, and that’s great because in today’s digital world everyone has something that’s worth keeping. Now, if you’re reading my blog posts, then you probably already have backups in place, and maybe eve... (more)

Virtual Hardware Availability: How Do You Guarantee Application Availability?

Many people have turned to virtualization for, among other reasons, the increased ease of disaster recovery. Because virtual machines are no more than files on a disk connected to standardized hypervisor hardware, those virtual machines can be shared, copied, moved, and recovered almost anywhere. Whether you’re looking at clustered hypervisors with VMware HA/FT, remote datacenters with VMware SRM, or the plenitude of cloud IaaS companies willing to spin up your backups in the event of a failure, all of these solutions provide what I refer to as “hardware availability” If there’s... (more)

Disaster Recovery Download: Winter Storm Hercules Tests DR Strategies

As we head into the first week of the New Year we are not only welcomed by the dawn of 2014 but also the largest snow storm the Northeast has seen since last winter. With severe weather of this nature, IT professionals and MSPs will find that their business continuity and disaster recovery systems are tested to the limit as millions across the Northeast lose power. We aren’t publishing a full Disaster Recovery Download this week, but we did want to draw your attention to an article published earlier this week by CJ Arlotta for MSPmentor. In this article, Arlotta wraps up the 26 b... (more)