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Published: 20 Oct 2012

Your company may have formulated a disaster recovery plan and invested in the technology to support it, but that might not be enough to ensure that you can recover data. As the frequency of natural and man-made disasters has increased over the last few years, storage managers' disaster recovery (DR) plans are being scrutinized and undergoing much more testing and refinement. That's the good news. The bad news is that most of those plans will fail. What follows are the top 10 reasons why most DR plans will fall short of protecting a company's data. 1. There's no DR plan. If it weren't for CNN, most people would probably never think about disasters. Storage managers focus on day-to-day issues such as system performance and availability. Backups get more attention than DR in most companies because even a moderately sized company will experience the need for operational recoveries every once in a while. Few people have been through a disaster that takes out their entire data center or campus. The only way to solve the problem of not having a DR plan is to ... Access >>>

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    • Disaster Recovery Extra: Editorial

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      Storage tiers are the first step toward true information lifecycle management. But they're only a small step—the key to ILM success is aligning your data with its business value.

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      Storage Bin: All too often, storage vendors treat small- to medium-sized businesses as second-class citizens. SMBs have the same needs as enterprises, so rather than giving them hand-me-downs, vendors need to create products specifically for this group. Vendors just might find that those products have the features that enterprises want, too.

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      Storage tears

    • Data storage security trends by Jon Oltsik

      2005 was a big year for storage security, with major vendors doing more than just paying lip service. Vendors are beginning to integrate security into new products or add encryption capabilities. But there's a lot more to do in 2006 to build a secure storage infrastructure.

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