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This article is part of the Vol. 3 No. 9 November 2004 issue of Disaster recovery planning options on a shoestring budget
My role at the Enterprise Storage Group is to focus on enterprise security, which encompasses storage and all other technology realms. In this role, I've come to an overwhelming conclusion: IT people are definitely spooked by the unprecedented number of perils facing them. Fold these often external dangers in with ongoing compliance tasks (Gramm-Leach-Bliley, HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, etc.) and you have an environment where business continuity has never been a more critical issue. As a result, ESG believes sales of disaster recovery (DR) products and services will grow from approximately $3 billion in 2001 to more than $5 billion by 2007. Historically, the concept of DR was linked to a number of specialized service providers. These companies provided "hot" and "cold" site services as an insurance policy against rare natural disasters, such as a hurricanes, floods or earthquakes. This protection was not only costly, it usually meant some degree of downtime as service providers set up and emulated corporate systems in remote data centers or in tractor trailers. ... Access >>>
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