Posted by: Greg Ness | August 15, 2016

System-Wide Outages: Marc Farley RideCast

I spent five minutes with Marc last week discussing recent system-wide outages at Delta, Southwest and Salesforce. We talked about the challenges facing enterprises with cobbled infrastructures under increased digitalization pressures. As said in the New Normal blog, we’re likely to see more of these types of outages in the future, until eneterprises invest in more advanced, scalable and secure infrastructures designed for the digital age we’re entering.

Farley Ridecast Digitalization

At CloudVelox we took a disaster recovery best practices survey more than a year ago and findings suggested that most IT departments didn’t test their secondary sites frequently enough to protect their workloads. Testing frequency is part of the problem. Reslience is another. Both are hard to address in infrastructures of cobble.

For more background read: DR is Broken but Don’t Blame IT and CIOs Must Cross a New Chasm of Disruption.


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