Christchurch Earthquake

At 4:35am on Saturday 4th September Canterbury was stuck by New Zealand’s most destructive earthquake since the 1931 Napier Earthquake (GNS Press Release or follow #tenz on Twitter). Many of the cities older buildings and were either totally destroyed or suffered significant structural damage. The Central Business District was particularly hard hit with many buildings unsafe. Widespread power outages, loss of water and a broken … Continue reading Christchurch Earthquake

VMware Site Recovery Manager overview

VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) is a disaster recovery technology that allows VMware ESX environments to be replicated to a secondary site. The ability to move protected virtual servers between sites quickly and easily takes away a lot of the difficulty associated with implementing a Disaster Recovery (DR) solution. SRM does require a significant investment in hardware and high performance links (fibre is recommended) between … Continue reading VMware Site Recovery Manager overview

Business Continuity

Business Continuity is a popular topic at the moment and is high on the list of priorities for businesses around the globe. Business Continuity is about ensuring your business continues to function in event of a disruption (foreseen or unforeseen). Many people think about the stereotypical disasters e.g. building catches fire, earthquake or even terrorist attack. The reality is the around 80% of computer system … Continue reading Business Continuity