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Disaster Recovery: Heads Up

  • New backup mediums such as IDE hard drives could change the landscape of backup technologies. IT managers should consider using IDE drives to back up applications that have small inactivity windows.
  • Downtime and data loss are expensive problems. Although backup and disaster recovery solutions can get pricey, it is important to remember that even the largest businesses can be destroyed by a prolonged outage.
  • High-speed networking technologies such as 10 Gigabit Ethernet will allow IT managers to back up and mirror data faster while placing mirrored sites farther apart.
  • Storage usage is subject to explosive growth rates—a factor in determining future storage needs when developing or updating your data protection strategy.