Data Storage: 10 Compelling Reasons for Outsourcing Disaster Recovery

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2010-02-22 Print this article Print
10 Compelling Reasons for Outsourcing Disaster Recovery

10 Compelling Reasons for Outsourcing Disaster Recovery

by Chris Preimesberger
Managing data center disaster recovery in the right way requires highly specialized personnel and creates infrastructure demands and additional costs for an enterprise. These requirements are reason enough for many organizations to consider whether they should handle disaster recovery in-house or utilize a third-party provider. Most enterprises have difficulty setting aside time and staff for training, installation of the hardware/software and testing of a DR system—that takes valuable time away from daily production schedules that can never be made up. Often, these "second-tier" duties get put aside and often are not completed. In addition, different parts of large IT systems may require separate DR hardware-software components, which only add to the company's bottom-line cost and time commitment. Deploying a specialized service provider to handle DR is a viable option for IT managers. SunGard Availability Services, a well-established IT services provider with more than 25,000 customers in some 70 countries, offers some insight into this topic for eWEEK readers.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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