A Quick Guide to Disaster Recovery in the Cloud

June 12, 2014 by Megan Gish

Create and implement the most effective DR strategy for your organization with the help of Bluelock’s action-packed guide to Disaster Recovery in the cloud. This helpful guide will help you set your DR plan in motion with a comprehensive checklist and detailed information to follow during each step. Be prepared for anything by checking your…

How Goodwill Indy Picked the Right Disaster Recovery Solution

May 30, 2014 by Megan Gish

Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana wasn’t new to creating a Disaster Recovery plan. Four years ago, they spent nearly $250,000 building a traditional DR solution to protect their critical applications—and it worked great the first year. However, after a change in personnel, testing their DR plan in year two proved troublesome, and year three gave…

Take the Disaster Recovery Self-Assessment

May 6, 2014 by Megan Gish

Did you know 91% of disasters are not natural disasters? While most businesses worry most about flood, hurricane and tornado-like disasters, those aren’t the biggest threat at all. An accurate assessment of your disaster recovery needs is a necessary step to protecting your applications. But first, let’s identify the three most common threats to business…

5 Questions to Answer About Your DR Plan

May 5, 2014 by Megan Gish

A successful Disaster Recovery plan requires total company buy-in. All parties need to be confident that the business will continue to be successful and secure, no matter what, and that means you need to frame the conversation in a way that will resonate with business leaders. To prepare you for this conversation, we’ve identified five…

Access Gartner Critical Capabilities for Recovery as a Service Report

January 23, 2014 by Diana Nolting

Protect your business with confidence. Simple, affordable Recovery-as-a-Service is a game-changer for businesses whose core applications were previously unprotected or those that spend large chunks of their budgets to maintain solutions that sill risked days or weeks of downtime during a declaration. Recovery-as-a-Service allows businesses of any size to protect their most critical applications and…

Zombie-Proof Your Applications and Data

December 11, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Prepare for the worst and hope for the best. When it comes to potential business disasters, a zombie apocalypse is about as bad as it can get. A hurricane may impact your power and building stability, but a zombie outbreak can debilitate your applications, data and infrastructure all at the same time. So what better…

3 ways to budget for cloud-based disaster recovery

November 11, 2013 by Diana Nolting

In our last webinar, Bluelock sought to tackle every IT professional’s least favorite topic: budgeting. Budgeting is necessary in order to move all things business forward. Many IT professionals don’t enjoy it because it can rely on projections and intangibles that can’t be foreseen in the upcoming year. In “How to budget for cloud-based disaster…

Protect Your Data and Apps from Zombies and Other Disasters

October 31, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Disasters happen, especially when it comes to technology. Hurricanes, floods and viruses are all well known, but we took a look at a lesser-known phenomena: the zombie apocalypse and the impact it could have on your business.   Did you know that 47% of IT disasters are caused by human error? Tweet this » And, 35% of…

How to budget and plan for Recovery-as-a-Service

October 23, 2013 by Diana Nolting

The close of the year means more than holiday parties and a few extra vacation days. It’s also corporate planning and budgeting time. This means you are likely recapping what worked this year and determining what will work best for your team next year. Budgeting for a new solution is hard, especially if it's delivered…

Why is Cloud-Based DR So Popular?

September 19, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Sometimes it can seem disasters occur more frequently today than they did in the past, but is that the reality? According to tracking by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the number of declared US disasters (both man-made and natural) is on the rise.  Based on declared disasters tracked by FEMA, the number of declared disasters…