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Using the cloud for disaster recovery


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.

Microsoft Disaster Recovery heads to Azure

Disaster Recovery for Azure will allow enterprises to use Azure to back up on-premise and cloud-based workloads

Building on its Hyper-V Recovery Manager, Microsoft has unveiled a service that brings Azure’s cloud based capabilities to bear on disaster recovery for both on-premise Windows Server and Azure-based workloads.

Latisys drops into UK market with London datacentre

Latysis announced the launch of its London Tier III datacentre Wednesday

US-based hosting and cloud services provider Latisys said Wednesday that it is bringing its cloud infrastructure and hybrid cloud solutions to the UK with the launch of its London Tier III-certified datacentre.

Non-IT roadblocks derail datacentre streamlining efforts

Gartner says companies don't need more than two datacentres per continent

Large multinational corporations tend to have very complex datacentre estates, largely resulting from years of growth and multiple acquisitions. And while research published this week by Gartner suggests a twin data centre topology – usually two per continent – is optimal from both cost and risk perspectives, many of these businesses actually operate 20-40 across the globe, equating to more than four per continent. But despite the many recognised benefits of datacentre consolidation, non-IT roadblocks can derail streamlining efforts according to Rakesh Kumar, research vice president at Gartner.

Nirvanix files for bankruptcy protection, extends data migration cutoff

Nirvanix's shutdown highlights the importance of the cost of exit

US-based cloud storage provider Nirvanix announced this week that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection following news a few weeks ago that the company was going to shut down as of September 30.

Iomart buys Backup Technology for £23 Million

iomart's acquisition of BTL is the company's second in less than a month

Barely a month after its last acquisition Glasgow-based iomart announced that it is buying Backup Technology (BTL) for £23 million, expanding its cloud backup and data recovery services portfolio.