Data Storage: Seven New Strategies for Smart Disaster Recovery

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2009-11-23 Print this article Print
Seven New Strategies for Smart Disaster Recovery

Seven New Strategies for Smart Disaster Recovery

Seven New Strategies for Smart Disaster Recovery
When disaster strikes a data center, ultimately it doesn't matter what caused the problem. What does matter is how quickly and reliably the problem can be resolved to minimize business damage. Prevention efforts, including standard backup policies and redundant systems, continue to be important, but they're not enough. To effectively minimize risk, CEOs and their IT leaders must turn their business-continuity efforts toward reliable recovery from the unforeseen. Some companies are pioneering new approaches to smart IT disaster recovery. Working with these companies, Accenture's Edward Minyard has identified seven critical points common to the new strategies. Minyard is a certified continuity manager with real-world experience that includes 18 months in New Orleans, beginning immediately after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, as a key member of the Emergency Operations Center.
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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