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Joe Kipp

Joe Kipp
Director of Modern Data Center Solutions
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Lessons in Disaster: 5 Excuses That Will Kill Your Business

Posted by Joe Kipp on Feb 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Disasters, we all want to avoid them, but sometimes it is impossible. The best we can do is have a solid plan to recover, rebuild and limit the damage when disaster strikes.

We do this in our personal lives, but when it comes to our business, we tend to procrastinate and make excuses. No one seems to think it can happen to them, then a tornado, hurricane, fire or other catastrophic event wipes out their company.

Most business cannot survive if their systems are down for a few hours, not to mention days, weeks or months.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity

Disaster Recovery - 5 Ways OMS Will Save Your Bacon

Posted by Joe Kipp on Feb 2, 2017 4:42:23 PM

As the technology demands of today's business environments expand, protecting both virtual and physical assets becomes an increasingly complex matter.  As such, multiple disaster recovery solutions are often required to address the entire technology infrastructure. 

However, this added complexity adds cost and creates doubt as to whether the DR solutions will actually work as intended when everything "hits the fan."

Microsoft's Operations Management Suite (OMS) eliminates the complexity and offers a comprehensive disaster recovery solution for VMware, Hyper-V, and physical servers to analyze, manage, and protect your business. 

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Topics: Azure, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, Microsoft Operations Management Suite

7 Questions Regarding Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) You Should Answer

Posted by Joe Kipp on Jul 7, 2016 12:51:41 PM

Are you ready?  Ready for what?

A disaster!

It doesn’t need to be a big disaster, it could be a small fire in your server room, a direct lightning hit to your data center, or another utility company digging up your fiber connection.

It could be a big disaster such as a flood, tornado, earthquake, or something man-made, such a chemical leak or terrorist attack. For some companies, it would not impact them in a big way because they could cease production for a couple of days or even weeks and pick up right where they left off that is if there was anything left.


These tend to be smaller businesses where their IT and management teams physically locate in the same area where operations reside and have a customer base that is somewhat tolerant of a disruption of supply.

Is that your company? 

 

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Topics: Azure, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity