Planning for disaster recovery (DR) and synchronizing this with your storage strategy can be a major challenge for IT organizations seeking to optimize budgets while ensuring business continuity (BC). Although hardware has become more resilient and virtualization has increased service and application portability, most DR plans still fail to adequately and cost-effectively protect organizations.
IT departments are being tasked with creating DR solutions and implementing the protection systems that support them. But without expert guidance and regular procedural testing, these plans frequently become a budget-consuming exercise that fails to provide the peace of mind that comes with knowing that enterprise resources are adequately protected against unforeseen disasters. With today’s heavy reliance on data and technology, most businesses that suffer a major extended IT outage will never fully recover.