Category Archives: Downtime

Proactive Server Monitoring Pitfalls

The following is a guest post by Svet Stefanov.  He is a freelance writer and a contributing author to WebSitePulse’s blog. Svet is currently exploring the topic of proactive monitoring, and how it can help small and big business steer clear of shallow … Continue reading

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What You Wish You Knew During a Crisis…

From my guest post at ContinuityInsights.com During a crisis, there is almost by definition a shortage of accessible information. Because of the time pressure a disaster creates, anything considered noise gets filtered out and ignored. However, if you could create … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Windows Azure Leap Day Downtime

I’d be remiss not to mention the Windows Azure Downtime on Leap Day.  Because of my employment at Microsoft I won’t speculate or say too much on the situation.   I have said before that cloud computing does not completely alleviate … Continue reading

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Through the Storm – Interview with Arterian IT Founder Jamison West

I recently had a chance to interview Jamison West of Arterian. Jamison, who founded the company that is now Arterian in 1995, envisions a future where every small to mid-sized company will have an IT partner become a vital part of … Continue reading

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Learning from the Costa Concordia Shipwreck

On Friday January 13th, the Costa Concordia had a disaster – running into rocks off the shores off Italy’s western coast and eventually rolling onto its side in the water.   The toll on human life is tragic – several are … Continue reading

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5 Disaster Preparedness Resolutions

You might think that new year’s resolutions are made to be broken.  Whether it’s to exercise more, chew fingernails less, or other clichés, they are hard to follow through on.  Witness the packed gym in January that becomes empty before March. … Continue reading

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Thursday Link Day

12 boneheaded PR mistakes. Be ready for crisis, don’t erase negative comments. Some great data loss disaster stories. With miraculous recoveries. CNN suggestions on preparing for technology disasters.  But cloud is no silver bullet. Infographic on datacenters and downtime.  Big … Continue reading

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