Stage2Data Upgrades Backend Infrastructure by Adding MPLS

Stage2Data, Canada’s premier cloud solution provider, recently upgraded its backend infrastructure offering reliability and quality of service by adding multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) layer 2 connectivity. Its first MPLS link has been provisioned and is now live! MPLS is a routing technique which directs data from one node to the next based on short path … Read more

Backup versus DRaaS: Why You Need Both

With always-on consumers, unrelenting cyber threats and the cost of downtime, backup and disaster recovery solutions have become essential components of any successful business. However, when deciding on the appropriate solution, decisionmakers are often mistaken about what constitutes disaster recovery and what backup. As often they think backup is a complete or sufficient solution should … Read more

When Disaster Recovery Goes Awry: 3 Mistakes to Avoid

Even under optimal conditions and thorough disaster recovery (DR) planning, the possibility always exists that your disaster recovery strategy can go wrong. How disaster recovery can go wrong The steps you have taken to ensure your organization stays operational when disaster strikes can go awry for reasons including: A lack of planning – despite including … Read more

Understanding Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO) as part of your disaster recovery strategy

Disaster can present itself in many forms – corruption, theft, hurricane, ransomware – resulting in downtime, data loss and applications being taken down. Ideally, you would want data protection that could immediately restore all lost data and applications to the exact time and point of failure and immediately have your organization back to business as … Read more

Five Advantages of Moving Disaster Recovery to the Cloud

Until the advent of the cloud, protecting crucial business applications and workloads traditionally required building and maintaining a second on-prem data center which was a costly commitment and a massive operational exercise. Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) solutions can now extend data centers into the cloud at a fraction of the costs. The latest DRaaS report from … Read more

Security vs Productivity: When Secure Becomes too Secure?

For companies around the world, cyber-attacks are a constant threat, one which they attempt to avoid at all costs. According to the World Economic Forum, being concerned about cyber-attacks it is one of the top ten things that keep executives awake at night even more so than a fear of terrorist attacks. In Canada, cyber-attacks were the … Read more

eBook Launch: A Comprehensive Guide to Business Continuity and Recovery Planning

Data loss, whether intentional or accidental, is not only inconvenient but can have severe financial implications and indeed cost you your business. Our aim with this eBook is to prepare for those instances when disaster strikes by providing you with guidance in respect of disaster recovery and business continuity. The aim is to ensure you … Read more

First Half of 2019: Business Continuity Trends and Challenges

In a survey conducted by Continuity Central, respondents were asked: “What level of changes do you expect to see in the way your organization manages business continuity during 2019?” From the answers collected, the top five change trends that emerged were the following:  22% of the respondents indicated that they will be making major revisions … Read more

Five Reasons Why Organizations Don’t Test Their Disaster Recovery Plans Despite the Major Risks Involved

It is a well-established fact that disaster recovery is a crucial part of any organization. In a study conducted by Spiceworks, 95% of the 700 respondents indicated that they do have a disaster recovery plan, but 23% of the respondents admitted to not testing their disaster recovery plan. When presented with the question why these … Read more

eBook Launch: Layman’s Guide to Business Continuity Planning

Disaster recovery and business continuity planning are key components of an organization’s risk management strategy. It facilitates  critical services to continue during a disaster until normal operations can resume. Layman’s Guide to Business Continuity Planning provides an abridged and easy-to-understand guide to ensure that your business operations continue-, during as well as after disruption or disaster. Part … Read more