We all hope disasters will never happen, and although we certainly don’t want to expect something to go wrong, IT organizations worldwide need to be prepared just in case. We all need to have disaster recovery plans in place that meet our individual needs, and organizations should take specific steps to ensure a backup strategy is in place that is right for them.
When it comes to mission-critical applications, and the performance of the data center, companies put a lot of cash to see results, however, the investment doesn’t always deliver the hoped-for outcome.
In IT, failure is not an option. Not surprisingly, organizations have made it a high priority to develop and implement reliable business continuity plans to ensure that IT services are always available to internal users and outside customers.
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The horrific crisis in Japan is a clear reminder to IT managers about their own business continuity systems and how well-prepared they are for such an event.
If your data center hasn’t experienced a disaster yet, chances are, it will someday. For businesses, having a good disaster recovery plan can mean the difference between surviving those events and shutting down for good.
The problem many small businesses cite for lack of disaster recovery is cost. They don’t have the funds to buy a second set of hardware and software to keep in a different location in the event of a catastrophe. Nor do they typically have the IT resources internally to do an adequate job of protecting their data and systems. So what can they do? Here are five affordable disaster recovery options for your small business.
Having a disaster recovery (DR) plan in place is essential to restore an IT infrastructure in the event of a disaster. But how much DR planning is enough? This tip offers some insight as to where the line should be drawn to avoid over-planning. Continue reading Business disaster recovery planning: How much is enough DR planning?
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According to Forrester’s recent survey of 2,803 IT decision-makers, improving their business continuity and disaster recovery capabilities is the number-one priority for smaller and mid-sized businesses and the second highest priority for enterprises for the next 12 months.
Imagine this scenario. Your servers are down. The computer room is dark. A major disaster has occurred, you don’t know the details, but you need to determine your next move. What task should you do first? What are your priorities? Should you start recovery of your servers, and if so, in what order?
Is your enterprise prepared for disaster? Will you be able to successfully recover data and systems? Processor Magazine talked with industry insiders who offer their tips and advice to make sure you’re ready.