For many, the biggest inhibitor to implementing an effective disaster recovery (DR) plan is cost.
The shock that is often associated with the price of a proposed disaster recovery solution becomes something that organizations strapped for funds are simply unwilling to swallow, so they may end up stopping a disaster recovery project in its tracks.
The question then for many data storage administrators is often, “Okay, how much DR can we buy for this amount of money” rather than, “Here are the capabilities we need, let’s find a way to make it affordable.” The goal for every company trying to compose a cost-effective disaster recovery plan should be to understand the range of cost-saving options and the associated tradeoffs, and revise their disaster recovery strategy based on the choices deemed most acceptable.
In this article, learn about where you can look for efficiencies that will not compromise disaster recovery. Learn about where you can find opportunities for savings in areas like disaster recovery testing and new technologies that will reduce DR costs.
See Achieving cost-effective disaster recovery testing and planning: Nine areas where you can cut costs, by James Damoulakis