Physical security is basic in many areas, and it’s no different in the IT security area. The physical locations where IBM cloud offerings reside must be compliant to IBM physical security policies. Cloud offerings distributed and mirrored over many physical sites can offer a higher degree of IT security to some of our commercial customers, for example in the banking and finance sector, without the need for huge financial investments.
There are several factors that have an impact on the availability of services, mostly related to infrastructure failures. Failures are not only related to unrecoverable hardware outages, but also to recoverable OS or middleware failures.
Locally here in Southern California there have been several power outages that have impacted the region. The most recent was last Thursday which impacted Southern California, Arizona and Northern Mexico. In a lot of ways I felt our business solutions residing Southern California dodged a bullet since our site was not impacted, but it definitely […]
Hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes—oh, my! It’s never a bad time to evaluate if and how your business is prepared for unexpected disaster events. Our September #cloudchat this Thursday, September 8, at 4 p.m. ET will focus on resiliency and continuity in the cloud—a timely topic considering the recent weather events on the East Coast of the […]
Many times, leveraging private and public cloud solutions require changes to a company’s disaster recovery strategy. This change can include replication and failover to various cloud providers and building a robust backup for any private cloud environment. Before a backup recovery strategy is implemented, two key factors should be considered. First, one should ask what […]
Business resilience provides a number of cost efficiencies that can save you money immediately as well as provide long-term returns on your investments. Mitigate risk: You can avoid the costs of downtime, including brand damage and market share lost to competitors, and reduce the financial impact of business disruptions. Protect brand and revenue: Properly assessing […]