How to Speak Like a Data Center Geek: BC/DR

Direct and secure private interconnection between BC/DR sites is needed to achieve high availability and lower RTO/RPO objectives. With Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric™ (ECX Fabric™), a business can build geo-diverse, resilient software-defined interconnection to cloud services, minimizing downtime or service disruptions.

How to Escape a Cloud Outage Unscathed

Media coverage has pinned blame for the failures on the cloud service providers (CSPs), but CSPs aren't the only entity on the hook here. Enterprises are responsible for their own disaster planning and recovery procedures, whether they are deploying IT solutions in their own data center, managing their IT with one or more CSPs, or utilizing a hybrid architecture.

How the Cloud Powers Digital Commerce

As we wind down from the holiday shopping season, let’s step back for a moment to consider how cloud computing and electronic payment systems have become an integral part of shopping

4 Lessons Learned From Moving to Hybrid IT

Here are four lessons learned from working with customers to help them develop and deploy hybrid IT infrastructures.

Disaster Recovery and High Availability in the Cloud While Controlling Costs

High availability and disaster recovery in the cloud have always been a core focus of infrastructure designs. Ensuring uninterrupted access to your application during site outages plays an essential role in selling business-critical products to customers.

How You Can Tap into Cloud Cold Storage to Save Time and Money

When done right, data archiving and retrieval can save legal hassles and costs, especially when it comes to an inevitable data e-discovery. This is particularly true if you’re in a heavily regulated industry like financial services or healthcare.

Enterprise Disaster Recovery in the Cloud: 3 Common Scenarios

Until the cloud, the housing of infrastructure in a secondary data center for replication or backup could be cost-prohibitive for small- or medium-sized organizations. The cloud provides a secondary DR location and infrastructure with little or no up front investment and an affordable pay-as-you-go scenario. Operational costs and resources are slashed and the cloud DR provider often takes over much of disaster recovery management and maintenance.

Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Emerging as a Top IT Priority

Putting a disaster recovery plan in place has traditionally been challenging for CIOs. The difficulty identifying and weighing present and future risks against the often high costs of a plan have put this topic (too) low on the ICT agenda of many enterprises.

Disaster Recovery in the Clouds Equals Business Continuity for All

Cloud-based backup and disaster recovery (DR) is ramping up. According to the 451 Research Market Monitor survey, the market is expected to grow at a 21% CAGR over the next several years, and 70% of companies surveyed who have not deployed cloud-based DR expect to do so within the next year.

Hybrid Cloud Scenarios: Disaster Recovery

Disaster recovery is one of those must-haves that can be incredibly expensive, resource intensive and error prone. Budget-squeezed organizations often shoot themselves in the foot placing secondary data centers too close to their primary facilities, or cutting corners on performance and redundancy in network connections, snapshots, backups and server clusters.