Cloud service provider Redstor, has launched a Virtual Disaster Recovery (VDR) service which allows businesses to access their systems, files and data within minutes from any Internet connection in the event of a disaster. Redstor’s VDR copies servers and their data offsite reportedly making recovery quick and easy – the fully managed service requires little to no customer management. Once configured, an onsite appliance stores system snapshots locally and then securely transfers them to the DR platform in an encrypted format whilst minimising bandwidth usage. Chris Sigley, General Manager of Redstor says:” Professional businesses often can’t afford the loss of access to critical business data for even a couple of hours. Redstor’s virtual disaster recovery service ensures that when a disaster occurs, a business’ systems and data are accessible via the Internet within minutes.” All system copies are remotely recovered and tested nightly, ensuring that the DR process will succeed when required. The recovery systems are booted up and agents test and report on a wide variety of items and any failures or issues are investigated thoroughly. Redstor is therefore able to proactively highlight problems on live systems before they result in downtime and before they interfere with the recovery process. Support is available 24/7, 365 days a year.
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.