Disaster Recovery

Building a Sound Business Continuity Plan - and the Role of the Cloud

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Executive Summary

From weather-related disruptions to the continuing onslaught of security breaches, there is no shortage of threats to the operation of business networks and data centers. To cope, companies know they need to have contingency plans in place for various sorts of disruptions. But exorbitant costs and long lists of priorities mean that too often disaster recovery and business continuity planning can get pushed to the back burner, leaving you scrambling when the unthinkable - and even unlikely - actually occurs.

Whatever the state of your DR/BC plan, now may be a good time to revisit it. New cloud-based disaster recovery options are emerging that may offer a better level of protection at the same or lower price than what was previously possible.

This whitepaper provides the key elements you need to account for to develop a sound Business Continuity plan, going far beyond technology into crucial business requirements, needs of various employee constituencies and more. It also explores the role of the cloud in supporting that plan, and what level of solution you may want depending on your needs - archiving, backup, recovery, and/or cloud-based failover.

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