IT disaster recovery, cloud computing and information security news

Strategies for protecting SQL Server in the cloud

By Tony Tomarchio

SQL Server is a business critical application that requires high availability protection, regardless of where it is deployed. Even in the cloud, you still need to protect SQL Server from downtime if the cloud instance or the cloud provider fails.

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‘It must be the network’: how to avoid the blame game and reduce downtime in an app-centric IT environment

By Leon Adato.

In the corporate environment, end users and, more worryingly, the occasional IT pro, are the first to point the finger of blame at the network when an application is sluggish, data transfer is too slow or a crucial Voice over IP (VoIP) call drops, all of which can have a wider impact on the bottom line.

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The cloud in 2015

Steven Harrison predicts how business use of cloud computing will develop and change during the next 12 months:

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Seven things you need to know about the ‘GHOST’ vulnerability

By Szilard Stange.

Another vulnerability shocked the Linux world on 27th January 2015. The Qualys security research team found a critical vulnerability in the Linux GNU C Library (glibc) that allows attackers to remotely take control of an entire system without having any prior knowledge of system credentials.

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