Automated Disaster Recovery for the Virtualized Data Center: Delivering a Real-Time Infrastructure With Process Automation
This white paper outlines a solution to disaster recovery that combines both technology and process improvement approaches and recognizes that neither alone is sufficient. It addresses the impact of virtualization technology on workload portability and the benefits as well as the remaining operational challenges of the flexibility provided by virtualization. This discussion sets the stage for the critical role of process improvement and automation in any disaster recovery effort. Finally, it presents a scenario for a successful client implementation of a unified approach to disaster recovery. This scenario marries a comprehensive process automation approach with a powerful suite of technology tools and applications to achieve dramatic improvements in overall availability with measurable, contained costs.