Hello all, The last few months I have been working in the lab on Cleondris HCC DR orchestration software. I have been working with the vendor - Cleondris - to improve it. I have enjoyed working with the vendor as they are a great bunch of people. Their development model is cool as they do … Continue reading Cleondris HCC – very cool DR orchestration software!
Hello all, In my BCDR world I talk to people often about practice hard and realistic and do sandtable BCDR exercises. But sometimes I have to explain why and what I mean. So I thought I should put it on my blog in case it helps people. Practice Hard and Realistic I often tell people … Continue reading Practice Hard and BCDR sandtable exercises
This article is not a prescriptive type thing, but rather something you should talk about during your BCDR sand-table talk through before you have an outage. Your apps are now running at the DR site. How do you end users access them? There are a number of possibilities, and even combinations of things. If your … Continue reading Your Apps failed over – now what?
Hello all, I mention this stuff a lot and people are always surprised. So I thought I would share this here so that more of you can see this. A software package that helps you with test plans, and do failovers is a DR orchestration tool that can use replicas or backups as the source … Continue reading What else can you do with a DR Orchestration tool?
Hello all, I had a request to write this up so I am doing it in a bit of hurry. Don't hesitate to say it needs more detail or whatever if you need help. Update: use the info below for tier 3, and tier 4 apps that you have masses of. But for tier 1, … Continue reading Speeding Recovery of multiple tier applications
I guess I should have called this how to be successful with BCDR. I have heard of people saying DR orchestration tools just works. It doesn’t quite mind you. It is a BCDR tool so it is only - at best - 15% of a BCDR project. The rest is the investigation and learning you … Continue reading How to be Successful with DR Orchestration Tools