- August 31, 2015Read more
On August 13th , Google had lost data at one of their Data Centres in a Belgium facility.
The data centre was struck by lightning 4 times causing some of the hardware to fail. Even though some data was lost at the Data Centre, Google had replicated the data to other locations. The company Azendoo had to wait for 12 hours to get service restored.
If this could happen to Google, can this happen to you? I’m not saying we need to abandon the cloud, but “God happens” to the best of us. On a positive note, Charley David, who works at Azendoo was wise or lucky enough to have data backed up at another Google data centre. However, it still took Charley four days to fully recover.
This should be a reminder on how we look at our processes around disaster recovery and business continuity planning.
Do we have local and remote backups? Are the schedules for every backup operation documented?
If we lose internet or cloud services, what continuity plans are in place and how quickly are they executed?
Are these plans reviewed on a regular basis? This is just a very small sampling of questions.
If you can’t answer or get the answer quickly to those above questions, you have work to do. To make that work easier…
TechTarget has an excellent resource for free DR/BC planning templates
- January 23, 2015Read more
We would like to extend a welcome to Northern Sun Mining as one of BIT Incorporated’s most recent client additions. BIT will be functioning as the complete RMM and Managed Services Provider solution for Northern Sun. We will be managing their IT infrastructure both in Toronto and Timmins and supporting their staff located across the globe.
Northern Sun (formerly Liberty Mines Ltd.) has historically focused on the exploration, development and production of nickel and related base metals from its assets in the Shaw Dome, a prospective nickel belt near Timmins, Ontario. Over the longer term, the Company plans to increase its’ asset and resource base in the Timmins area. This will be accomplished through aggressive exploration in the region, joint venturing of advanced Resource projects, or through project acquisitions.
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