Lastly, because of heightened security awareness, more and more organizations (and even industries as a whole) are setting forth new security policies and regulations. InTrust's flexible reporting console can be used to create new reports specifically addressing compliance with these policies and regulations.
In your opinion, how important is a backup and disaster recovery strategy?
It's critical. Organizations need to understand that while IT systems are good, they are unavoidably subject to potential failure. And there are always the unforeseen issues, such as natural disasters. Imagine the cost to your company if you couldn't process an order, accept a phone call or access e-mail. It can be in the tens of thousands of dollars per minute. The ability to recover a system quickly and efficiently is absolutely critical.
Aelita also provides backup and recovery solutions. Give us some details.
Aelita offers two products - ERDisk for Active Directory and ERDisk for Windows. ERDisk for Active Directory allows administrators to remotely back up their Active Directory information to a central repository. It also allows admins to recover all of AD, a single object or a single object attribute without taking Active Directory offline.
Imagine if you are a multi-site organization with administrators throughout the United States and around the world. What if one of those admins accidentally deletes an OU, say the entire Germany OU? Without ERDisk for Active Directory, you would have to take a domain controller offline, find the latest tape backup of AD, recover all of AD, bring the DC back up, and start replication. This process could take hours - and worse, the German operation could not log on during this recovery period.
With ERDisk for Active Directory, the admin can, from his workstation, recover just that OU without having to take the domain controller offline. It's a fast, efficient, invaluable tool for AD administrators.
ERDisk for Windows offers similar functionality for Windows System State information, so that if one of your servers or critical workstations experiences a failure, the System State information can be restored across the network, in most cases, in 10 minutes or less.
One of our customers, BF Goodrich Aerostructures, estimates that centralizing and automating ERD creation with ERDisk saves them 10 to 15 hours a month in administrative time at just one location. That adds up to $27,000 a year savings at that one location and they do this at six locations!
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