Technology options are removing obstacles to disaster recovery protection
With the technologies that are available to help speed, simplify and lower the cost of disaster recovery protection, your excuses for not having a plan are falling away.
Server virtualisation and the cloud are making the task of disaster recovery protection considerably easier than in the not-too-distant past and removing excuses for not doing it.
DISASTER RECOVERY HAS assumed a heightened profile over the past few years. So much so that looking back to only five years ago seems like the Dark Ages from here. It was common to come across many businesses without disaster recovery plans or provision. I’m sure it still is, but with the mushrooming of disaster recovery technology in the past few years, there’s no excuse nowadays.
On the one hand, there have been strong push factors impelling organisations towards effective disaster recovery planning.
This can take the form of legal and regulatory compliance. Financial services players, for example, have prescribed levels of disaster recovery in place. Regulations such as Basel II, MiFID and those of the UK Financial Services Authority dictate the standard of disaster recovery expected, the minimum distance of secondary sites, etc.