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Published: 22 Oct 2012

Keep these eight key steps in mind when designing and testing your disaster recovery strategy. In a recent conversation I had regarding disaster recovery (DR), a CIO remarked that he'd like to achieve what he called "provable" DR. I heard this as evidence of a positive development I've noticed in recent years: Many companies have finally become serious about DR. There are several reasons for this, including the heightened awareness of data protection issues among the general public. Technology developments have also played a critical role, with more data protection options available than ever before. The changing nature of business applications means that expectations regarding performance and availability have also been raised. But achieving DR "provability"--or at least greater predictability--remains a challenge. Fundamentally, DR is a holistic endeavor with a number of moving parts. It's fairly easy to deal with one component of DR and for it to perform reasonably well. The hard part is ensuring the coordination and synchronization of the various ... Access >>>

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