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Disaster Recovery Is All About Imagination

IT Management | Guest Opinion | Kelly Lipp, Wednesday, December 2, 2009 Tags: backup, business continuity, Data Center, disaster recovery Within our IT-centric world, we tend to forget that disaster recovery is more – much more – than getting mission-critical data restored. In fact, getting the data back might be the easiest part of the process. Tougher is knowing what is going to happen with that data after it is restored. Take a large disaster, for example. How will your employees gain access to that data? What about your customers? What happens if your key users are no longer available to use the data? (After all, you have just experienced a disaster.) Many of our basic assumptions are probably not correct.And what about the smaller, more common disasters? What happens if you lose a single mission-critical system? Have you thought about how you would exist without that system for some period of time? It is these kinds of disasters that surprisingly require the m…
IT Management | Guest Opinion | Kelly Lipp, Wednesday, December 2, 2009 Tags: backup, business continuity, Data Center, disaster recovery Within our IT-centric world, we tend to forget that disaster recovery is more – much more – than getting mission-critical data restored. In fact, getting the data back might be the easiest part of the process. Tougher is knowing what is going to happen with that data after it is restored. Take a large disaster, for example. How will your employees gain access to that data? What about your customers? What happens if your key users are no longer available to use the data? (After all, you have just experienced a disaster.) Many of our basic assumptions are probably not correct.And what about the smaller, more common disasters? What happens if you lose a single mission-critical system? Have you thought about how you would exist without that system for some period of time? It is these kinds of disasters that surprisingly require the m…