VMware has revamped its disaster recovery offerings for vCloud Air users and added metered usage billing to the company’s virtual private cloud offerings. The company has also made changes to its network function virtualisation platform NSX in a bid to bring it more in line with competing NFV products.
The recent fire in Holborn highlighted an important lesson in business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) planning: when a prompt evacuation is necessary ‒ whether because of a fire, flood or other disaster ‒ you need to be able to relocate operations without advance notice.
Pantheon, a large website managemet platform for Drupal and Wordpress-based sites has acquired NodeSquirrel, a hosting provider specialising in open source cloud-based data backup technology.
EMC has acquired Maginatics and Spanning Cloud Apps in a bid to bolster the company’s cloud and data recovery expertise, just a couple of weeks after the company bought OpenStack specialist Cloudscaling.
IBM announced the opening of a cloud resiliency centre in North Carolina, which will offer backup, disaster recovery and business continuity cloud services.
Disaster recovery and backup solutions provider Acronis has acquired BackupAgent, a provider of whitelabel cloud-based backup software solutions for service providers, for an undisclosed sum.
Multinational appliance manufacturer Whirlpool has transitioned away from its on premise hosting environment and selected IBM’s cloud platform deployed on SoftLayer, with private networking support being provided by AT&T Netbond, for its e-commerce platform. The company said it shifted its systems to the cloud because it needed to become more flexible on a global level.
In a bid to bolster Azure as a hub for business continuity services Microsoft has acquired InMage, a provider of on premise and cloud-based disaster recovery technologies. The announcement comes as Microsoft continues to drive storage integration between Azure and Windows server platforms.
Microsoft is looking to drive tighter integration between its cloud infrastructure platform Azure and StorSimple, a cloud-integrated storage platform it acquired in 2012. Takeshi Numoto, corporate vice president, cloud and enterprise marketing at Microsoft said the move will allow customers to cut storage costs and implement disaster recovery more easily.
Petrus Human, CTO of Attix5 spoke with Business Cloud News at the recent Cloud World Forum conference in London about how enterprises can develop robust disaster recovery and data backup strategies, and use the cloud to help ensure their organisations can always recover from an event.