Date Added: Feb 2011
When most IT professionals think of a disaster recovery plan, they think big, really big, like an earthquake, fire, flood, etc., where the data center is totally inaccessible. To protect against this scenario elaborate data replication technologies are usually deployed with the primary focus of getting data out of the building. What is missing from most disaster recovery plans is accommodation for the smaller, less newsworthy events like a server outage, storage failure, or application outage. These can seem too small to plan for or simply be forgotten, yet they can end up being the most costly disasters of all.