Disaster Recovery – or saving your a$$

Disaster Recovery – or saving your a$$

If you are responsible for the data in your business, whether it be your job or your business, then it is your a$$ that is on the line should disaster strike. Much has been written about business continuity and disaster recovery, but it is fair to say that in many – if not most – organisations it is way down the list of concerns as it is perceived to be a low risk and therefore not worth the likely expenditure. However you may be surprised and even quite shocked how even a common hardware failure, in a certain combination, can invoke a disaster scenario; and if you are not prepared for it the consequences can be catastrophic for your business, and maybe even terminal for your job! We provide disaster recovery services from remote sites into our data centre utilising VMware and Zerto replication software. We (or should I say an organisation we work with) have recently experienced just such a run of bad luck; while obviously redacting the name of the organisation involved, we feel that by sharing this experience it will serve to highlight just how far up the ladder of importance BC/DR should be in a world where IT is not just part of your business, it IS your business! +++++ Company X had taken a considerable amount of time to be convinced that having an offsite DR solution would be beneficial to their business, and this had been highlighted by an application failure as a result of which we were informed they stood to lose 6 figures per DAY in revenue from such an outage....