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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)

High Availability and the Patch Management Lifecycle

IT admins and business owners are constantly thinking about how to make business services and applications more highly available to their end users, and there are a ton of different disaster recovery and high availability solutions out there in the marketplace today. Across all these different solutions, each approach comes with its pros and cons and different management struggles. Clustering is probably the most widely known availability technology but replication solutions have come on strong the past several years. When implementing any solution, you have to make sure that t... (more)

When Availability Matters the Most

Recently we announced the availability of our high availability / disaster recovery software, Neverfail IT Continuity Engine.  I asked our product management team to help point out some of the values of the product set, and, to be honest, they gave me quite a list!  I wanted to share some the better thoughts that came of that conversation, so I crafted this set of slides to highlight those value points.  From Availability to Virtualization, these 24 slides show why IT Continuity Engine is the tool to turn to when availability matters to the most. When Availability Matters the M... (more)

Disaster Recovery Download: Doing DR Right

Don’t Get DR Wrong We cover a lot of news stories on our social media outlets every week, and every now and then something sticks out as been right on target. (If you’re not already following us, I ask that you start today!) This week our friends over at Tech Target’s Search Disaster Recovery site featured a story from Jon Toigo titled 10 mistakes to avoid in your disaster recovery planning process that I highly recommend to our readers.  In his article Jon offers some great advice on how to avoid making DR plans more complex than they need to be, or by trying to save money wher... (more)

How does an IT guy get to a good night’s sleep?

I still reminisce about the good old days when I was an IT manager at a mid-sized private company, carrying pagers and not-so-smart cell phones that kept me awake on high-alert at night, just in case any of our email systems or the T1 circuit went down. While getting quality sleep back then was a rarity, it didn’t bother me as much because I was single with no wife or kids to squeeze any more hours out of my available sleep cycles. Fast forward 10 years and although I’m no longer in IT, in meeting customers who are responsible for IT operations at their respective organizations a... (more)