Cloud Enabled Disaster Recovery: Maintaining an "Always Ready" Environment
Many organizations depend on the 24/7 availability of their mission critical IT systems. Yet how many companies have a well documented disaster recovery plan that enables operations to continue in the face of significant facility and/or human loss? And how many test the plan regularly, like once each quarter? Probably not too many. The authors have seen a number of real disasters during the past several years. What comes to mind when thinking "Disaster" is terrorist attacks, hurricanes, earthquakes, and the like? But, disasters also include events such as a significant vendor suddenly declaring bankruptcy or a system security breach.