Disaster recovery (DR)
from remote sites with dedicated servers, storage, and networking gear has long been a best practice for mission-critical applications. However, other applications and data have often gone unprotected due to the costs required for redundant DR assets that are seldom, if ever, utilized.
The ability to move DR to the cloud
has changed the picture and enabled IT organizations to build more robust DR strategies
than had been possible in the past.
The white paper presents different questions and answers were posed by NetApp
to Phil Goodwin, research director within IDC's Storage Systems and Software research practice, on behalf of NetApp's customers.
Phil Goodwin is a research director within IDC's Storage Systems and Software research practice. He provides detailed Insight and analysis on evolving industry trends, vendor performance, and the impact of new technology adoption. Mr. Goodwin is responsible for producing and delivering timely, in-depth market research with a specific focus on
data protection, business continuity and disaster recovery, and data availability. Mr. Goodwin takes a holistic view of these markets and covers risk analysis, service-level requirements, and cost/benefit calculations in his research.