Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity


SEP Revs Backup and Recovery Solution, Expands Support for Exchange, Vsphere, Xen

SEP Software released a new version of its backup and recovery solution, SEP sesam 4.0.5, at the Educause 2012 conference in Denver.

Planning for Disaster, Some Schools Seek Safety in the Cloud

For schools looking to minimize risk, cloud solutions offer a cost-effective way to achieve a range of disaster-readiness goals.

Are Students Online Ready? How to Boost Student Success and Completion Rates

Thrust into online learning at scale in 2005 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina--a disaster that put 45 percent of its physical campus out of commission--New Orleans-based Delgado Community College experienced the aftershock of realizing that many of its students were not "online ready." Success rates--and therefore retention and completion rates--suffered just because of a student skills gap in online education. A self-guided online learning module, DORM, has made a big difference even as a doubling of enrollment since 2006 has put further pressure on available classroom space.

Barracuda Backup Service Now Includes VMware Host Support

Barracuda Networks has released version 4.2 of its Barracuda Backup Service, which now includes VMware host support.

Are Warranties Warranted?

Boilerplate equipment warranties are giving way to negotiated agreements that give institutions the ability to manage their IT operations more efficiently and strategically.

Barracuda Boosts Backup Cloud Storage

Barracuda Networks is expanding cloud storage for organizations that subscribe to its local and cloud-based disaster recovery solution, known as Barracuda Backup Service.

Bracing for Disaster

No safety program can stop every campus threat, but proper preparation can mean the difference between life and death. CT looks at the three key components of a successful program.

Planning for Disaster

One community college system stages a yearly event to help member institutions hone their emergency-management skills.

Served Up Virtually

A Catholic liberal arts college in Vermont is significantly reducing the number of its physical servers by going virtual. The effort is not only paying off in energy efficiency and cost savings, but it's also allowed the college to establish a second data center dedicated to disaster recovery.

Penn State Tackles Emergency Response Planning System-Wide

In a multi-phase project that started in January 2010, Pennsylvania State University has done an analysis of the emergency preparedness and response capabilities of 21 campuses in its system. This initiative is a follow-up to a university-wide assessment done in 2009.

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