Data Storage: 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.