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Published: 17 Oct 2012

One of the main objectives of an organization developing a disaster recovery (DR) plan is to make the plan specific, yet simple enough so that a storage or system administrator who isn't familiar with the organization's day-to-day processes can walk into the recovery site and restore operating system and application data without the organization's IT staff being available for consultation. That notion was put to an extreme test after Sept. 11, 2001. Consider Cantor Fitzgerald, a financial services provider that lost more than 700 employees in the World Trade Center (WTC) disaster. Many of those employees were the IT personnel. For any organization put in that position, the resulting question is: "Can your applications survive this kind of human loss during a disaster?" I recently gained some insight into that question and more during a DR experience with Sungard Recovery Services in Philadelphia on the second anniversary of the WTC disaster. Sanology Inc. was called by a partner consulting firm two days before the DR test at Sungard to provide a resource for... Access >>>

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