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2017 State of Resilience Report

For 2017, Vision Solutions celebrates 10 years of conducting State of Resilience research. So it’s fitting that we review the developments of a decade while summarizing this year’s findings. We saw more disruption in IT departments and slower forward progress. This comprehensive report discusses that and all the pressing trends regarding high availability and disaster recovery, migrations, data sharing and the cloud.

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5 Reasons to Consider Disaster Recovery as a Service for IBM i

Due to the complexity of protecting ever-changing infrastructures and the perception by some that disaster recovery planning and testing is “optional,” IT departments in companies of all sizes tend to be in a constant state of struggle. Thanks to advancements in cloud computing and disaster recovery software, there are more choices than ever before for more simplified, cost effective datacenter protection.

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Achieving Extreme Availability: An Introduction to Active-Active Replication with MIMIX Availability

As tolerance for downtime moves toward zero for certain industries, a paradigm shift is required to achieve extreme high availability objectives. This white paper explores the use of Active-Active replication with MIMIX Availability to virtually eliminate downtime and balance workloads.  A clear understanding of the fundamental differences between traditional, positional replication and the keyed replication required for Active-Active environments is provided. Considerations for detecting and resolving the database collisions that may occur in an Active-Active configuration are discussed, and the steps toward building a solid collision resolution strategy are detailed.

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Achieving Rapid Data Recovery for IBM AIX® Environments

Businesses of all sizes must plan for recovery. The core challenges when implementing an HA/DR plan include fully protecting against data loss and application downtime, and doing so in a way that ensures you can meet Recovery Point and Recovery Time Objectives (SLAs).  Your plan must cover a wide range of risks: inadvertently deleted files or records; viruses or hackers that cause data corruption or deletion; and natural disasters that put much more than just your data and applications at risk.

So, the question is, do you have a plan that meets your recovery requirements to your satisfaction across these areas?

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An Introduction to High Availability for Power Systems Running IBM i
This paper presents an overview of IBM System i high availability to companies that are beginning to explore this powerful business continuity technology. The critical components of high availability solutions are detailed in this paper, including data replication engines, system monitors, role swap capabilities, and the importance of autonomic processes. Also provided is information on the cost of planned and unplanned downtime, and a brief overview of disaster recovery strategies.
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Assessing the Financial Impact of Downtime
With the ever-increasing reliance of businesses upon their IT systems and electronically stored business data comes an equivalent increase in management's duty to ensure due diligence and fiduciary responsibility with respect to protecting them against all causes of loss or damage. The potential costs of failing to do so can be enormous. This white paper will address the assessment of threats to your IT operations, inclusive of systems, applications, and data, and will guide you through the process of developing solid numbers around the potential costs they represent.
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Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Workbook
This interactive workbook raises all the questions professionals need to know when evaluating HA/DR solutions. It covers common terms involved in the process, the plan for a business continuity strategy, and places to take your own notes. This guide is geared toward anyone who is serious about keeping their systems active through most any downtime event.
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Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Workbook: Determining Business Resiliency—It’s All About Recovery Time
This is the third of a series of best practices workbooks designed to familiarize you with the basics of business continuity, disaster recovery and information availability. Written in a Q&A style, Workbook 3 involves understanding what your recovery objectives are - a specific point in time for your data and how fast you need to be up and running - and then moves into how to determine those objectives for your organization, how to determine your optimum availability, how to evaluate solutions to meet your objectives as well as your budget and how to calculate ROI.
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Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Workbook: How to Assess the Financial Impact of Downtime
This is the second of a series of workbooks designed to familiarize you with the basics of business continuity, disaster recovery and information availability. Written in a Q&A style, this Workbook helps you understand and determine the costs of downtime to your organization. This process can often seem complex and this workbook will help you break through this complexity.
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Causes and Effects of Data Breaches

Data breaches happen more often than you think—and they’re not always malicious. Use the information in this white paper to prevent a costly security risk and keep one of your most important layers of IT resilience solid. It covers the causes, costs and consequences of a data breach while showing you a simple, practical solution to prevent them.

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