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Smartbank Saves Big, Shows Compliance, and Gains Recovery Confidence with Zerto

February 25, 2021

Guest Blog Post by Daniel Hereford, Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer at SmartBank SmartBank is a full-service commercial bank which opened its first office in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee in January 2007. Exceeding $3 billion in assets, SmartBank has grown organically and through multiple acquisitions, including Progressive Savings Bank (2020), Foothills Bank (2018), Southern Community […]

What’s Trending: The State of IT Disaster Recovery

September 16, 2020

The way that organizations handle Disaster Recovery (DR) is changing. According to a Gartner, Inc. report released April 30, 2020 by analysts Jerry Rozeman and Ron Blair entitled Survey Analysis: IT Disaster Recovery Trends and Benchmarks, “Gartner’s 2019 Global Security and Risk Survey provides organizations with key trends and benchmarks for modernizing their disaster recovery […]

Hurricane-Proof Your Disaster Recovery

June 8, 2020

Hurricane season is already underway, and experts believe we’ll see a busy hurricane season in the Atlantic. According to forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, there’s a 60% chance of an above-normal season.     Companies in high-risk areas are only one hurricane away from outages, service disruptions, and major financial and technical consequences of prolonged downtime. This makes maintaining availability […]

Resilience in the Face of Disaster Means Faster, Better Recovery

April 9, 2020

WHAT IS DISASTER RECOVERY? Disaster recovery (DR) means more than you might think. Yes, DR means recovering from traditional disasters, but it could also encompass the ability to recover from hardware failures or malware—especially ransomware, which gets more malicious every year. Successful DR is a key part of IT resilience—IT resilient businesses recover from a […]

RPOs & RTOs: Lowering the Cost of Recovery

February 10, 2020

Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) are the foundation of any disaster recovery plan. More so, they are the foundation of maintaining ‘always on’ critical business operations and customer experiences. These metrics help a business understand the very real costs of data disruption—and the consequential cost to recover from an outage. Becoming […]

Hurricane Preparedness: Disaster Recovery Planning for Resilient IT

September 10, 2019

A recent IDC and Zerto survey estimates that as many as 50% of organizations could not survive a disaster event, with 91% of respondents experiencing a tech-related business disruption in the past two years. With the regular occurrence of data breaches and cyber-attacks on most people’s radar, the devastating impact that natural disasters can bring, […]

A Perfect Pairing: IT Resilience in the Cloud with Zerto and Microsoft Azure

June 5, 2019

“Oh, we like disruption,” said no business owner – ever. The need to ensure an uninterrupted, always-on enterprise is a common pressure point that just about every business faces. Disruption in the flow of business can cause customers to lose confidence and do irreparable damage your brand. However, you can counter the threat of planned […]

Zerto’s Top 5 Technology Challenges and Predictions for 2019

January 8, 2019

As 2018 turns into 2019, we won’t be leaving behind the technology challenges of past year. However, we welcome the opportunity for a fresh look at how we’re solving the problems facing businesses today, as well as where we can push ourselves to innovate for the problems businesses will face in the future. As Zerto […]

QUIZ: Should You Break Up With Your Disaster Recovery Plan?

February 14, 2018

I noticed something today – disaster recovery plans are no different than relationships.  Bear with me while I draw this analogy for you.  In order to get a good disaster recovery plan (you know, one that you can see yourself with for a long time), you need to put in the time.  Sure, I can go to […]

Disasters to Scare the IT Out of You!

October 31, 2017

“The day began like any other Monday morning – that’s when the phone rang…One of the traders couldn’t access a file that was critical for trading.  Assuming it was nothing out of the ordinary, I began work to try and restore the file.   It was then that I noticed the Ransomware infection.  I stared in […]