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Over the past few weeks we’ve seen a wide array of predictions for what’s to come in 2014. Vendors, analysts and reporters alike have been guessing which companies will succeed, which technologies will falter and where the industry will stand a year from now. Despite all the different predictions, there’s one underlying theme: more. More data. More mission-critical applications. More virtualization. More reliance on technology. While these technologies change and grow, the core principles behind your business remain the same: end users need to be able to access and operate without interruption in order to ensure your business can remain functional and profitable. It is critical to ensure that your IT admins are leveraging the right tools and are prepared for the inevitable hiccups that come with running a technologically-dependent business. In this week’s Disaster R... (more)

Why Should I Care about Recovery Point Objective (RPO) Assurance?

Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) are incredibly important  in your Disaster Recovery planning. Below I present ways you can assure that this critical Service Level Agreement (SLA) is being met today, tomorrow and on that fateful day when some unexpected event comes calling. My favorite definition of RPO comes from the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL): “The maximum amount of data that may be lost when service is restored after an interruption. The RPO is expressed as a length of time before the failure. For example, an RPO of one day may be supported by daily backups, and up to 24... (more)

Disaster Recovery Download: High Availability for SharePoint Farms

With the SharePoint Conference 2014 starting in a couple days I thought I would take a few minutes and talk about increasing SharePoint availability. While building applications may (or may not) be an easy thing to do, maintaining a highly available SharePoint environment isn’t so simple. There are a lot of different parts that make up a SharePoint application, from the web server front-ends through the SharePoint components themselves and all the way down to the back-end SQL Server database. Each of these pieces is a different application, and that might mean using a different ... (more)

This is Huge: Update to IT Continuity Architect v1.3

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 tod... (more)

MetroMSP President Bob Michie on Neverfail Cloud Services

Chief Technology Officer for Small to Medium-sized Businesses MetroMSP serves the tri-state area around New York City and provides a wide range of services, including backup, business continuity, and disaster recovery, hosted email solutions, website hosting, and Workspace-as-a-Service. MetroMSP’s president Bob Michie has over 30 years of experience managing teams and improving processes through the use of technology, business analysis, project management, networking and software development skills. Prior to co-founding MetroMSP in 2010, Bob worked directly for The New Jersey I... (more)