Vendors Respond To Hurricane Sandy With Disaster Recovery Advice31 October 2012 17:35:00
Leading technology vendors have offered their expert advice on disaster recovery following the impact of Hurricane Sandy in North America and the Caribbean.
The storm left millions of homes and businesses without power and disrupted major communication networks, meaning thousands of people were unable to connect to voice and internet services. The effect was to highlight to businesses how essential it is to have an actionable disaster recovery protocol in place.
In response, a number of vendors have emphasised the importance of disaster recovery preparedness.
Cloud services vendor Riverbed said an enterprise's disaster recovery framework is as important as the technology deployed: it must prioritise critical systems, ensure the physical separation of data centres and be tested at least once a year.
I/O virtualisation vendor NextIO also emphasised the importance of organisation: all applications must be accounted for and, crucially, tested.
In addition, Asigra recommends backing up to a remote data centre and replicating backup copies to a disaster recovery data centre at a separate location, thus ensuring protection and availability.