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2017 State of Resilience Report

For 2017, Vision Solutions celebrates 10 years of conducting State of Resilience research. So it’s fitting that we review the developments of a decade while summarizing this year’s findings. We saw more disruption in IT departments and slower forward progress. This comprehensive report discusses that and all the pressing trends regarding high availability and disaster recovery, migrations, data sharing and the cloud.

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5 Reasons to Consider Disaster Recovery and High Availability as a Service

Thanks to advancements in cloud computing and disaster recovery software, there are more choices than ever for more simplified, cost effective data center protection. Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is rapidly gaining popularity among companies of all sizes. This white paper from 1105 Media covers the advantages and must-haves features of DRaaS.

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5 Reasons to Consider Disaster Recovery as a Service for IBM i

Due to the complexity of protecting ever-changing infrastructures and the perception by some that disaster recovery planning and testing is “optional,” IT departments in companies of all sizes tend to be in a constant state of struggle. Thanks to advancements in cloud computing and disaster recovery software, there are more choices than ever before for more simplified, cost effective datacenter protection.

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Achieving Rapid Data Recovery for IBM AIX® Environments

Businesses of all sizes must plan for recovery. The core challenges when implementing an HA/DR plan include fully protecting against data loss and application downtime, and doing so in a way that ensures you can meet Recovery Point and Recovery Time Objectives (SLAs).  Your plan must cover a wide range of risks: inadvertently deleted files or records; viruses or hackers that cause data corruption or deletion; and natural disasters that put much more than just your data and applications at risk.

So, the question is, do you have a plan that meets your recovery requirements to your satisfaction across these areas?

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An Introduction to High Availability for Power Systems Running IBM i
This paper presents an overview of IBM System i high availability to companies that are beginning to explore this powerful business continuity technology. The critical components of high availability solutions are detailed in this paper, including data replication engines, system monitors, role swap capabilities, and the importance of autonomic processes. Also provided is information on the cost of planned and unplanned downtime, and a brief overview of disaster recovery strategies.
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Assessing the Financial Impact of Downtime
With the ever-increasing reliance of businesses upon their IT systems and electronically stored business data comes an equivalent increase in management's duty to ensure due diligence and fiduciary responsibility with respect to protecting them against all causes of loss or damage. The potential costs of failing to do so can be enormous. This white paper will address the assessment of threats to your IT operations, inclusive of systems, applications, and data, and will guide you through the process of developing solid numbers around the potential costs they represent.
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Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Workbook: All about Business Continuity and DR
This is the place to start if you are only somewhat familiar with disaster recovery, information availability, and business continuity. This introductory workbook gives you a quick understanding of the building blocks of keeping your business protected, recovering quickly and sustaining a resilient organization.
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Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Workbook: Determining Business Resiliency—It’s All About Recovery Time
This is the third of a series of best practices workbooks designed to familiarize you with the basics of business continuity, disaster recovery and information availability. Written in a Q&A style, Workbook 3 involves understanding what your recovery objectives are - a specific point in time for your data and how fast you need to be up and running - and then moves into how to determine those objectives for your organization, how to determine your optimum availability, how to evaluate solutions to meet your objectives as well as your budget and how to calculate ROI.
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Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Workbook: How to Assess the Financial Impact of Downtime
This is the second of a series of workbooks designed to familiarize you with the basics of business continuity, disaster recovery and information availability. Written in a Q&A style, this Workbook helps you understand and determine the costs of downtime to your organization. This process can often seem complex and this workbook will help you break through this complexity.
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Complying with Financial Services Regulations
Not complying with the recently imposed financial regulations may have serious consequences for financial services institutions. The goals of this white paper are to explain the impact of specific regulations on information availability and to give an overview of the range of solutions available. It also offers straightforward guidance on how to develop an effective Information Availability strategy.
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