The people at Coastal Carolina University know a thing or two about the need for solid disaster planning. Situated just minutes from Myrtle Beach, SC, the institutions pays close attention to hurricane warnings and other natural occurrences that could disrupt its operations.
“It’s no wonder really, seeing that Myrtle Beach is either “brushed” or hit by a hurricane (including Hazel, Hugo, Charley, and Bonnie, to name just a handful) every 3.31 years. Statistically speaking, the region should be affected next before the end of 2012.
“Should that statistic prove accurate, Bob Full, systems administrator, will be able to rest easy in at least one area. That’s because the school implemented a disk drive backup system a few years ago, and has since upgraded it. Now, the institution is looking to advance its backup system even further.”
See Disaster Recovery: Protecting Campus Data Against the Inevitable: South Carolina’s Coastal Carolina University uses technology to steel its IT infrastructure against weather emergencies, by Bridget McCrea for Campus Technology.
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