Why Disaster Recovery Isn’t an Option Anymore

July 18, 2011

In a perfect world, recovering a company’s data and getting it back into production after a major disaster would be fast and automatic. Got some news for you: Even “good enough” is rare in this world, never mind “perfect.”

First of all, industry analysts from Gartner and IDC say that 30 to 40 percent of all IT shops either have no disaster recovery system in place or do not know how to use it correctly. Second, even if a shop does have a DR apparatus in place and tests it occasionally, there are plenty of examples of such systems not performing according to plan.

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