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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 what tools you are you using to protect your servers, Architect helps you map your inventory to specific business applications, set specific tiers of protection for each application, and then perform immediate and ongoing gap analysis between your recovery objectives and actual expected capabi... (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)

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)

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)