Disaster Recovery Resilience – Sandy, A Reality Check
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
With any disaster—whether a natural disaster, equipment failure, or site loss—businesses get a not-so-subtle reminder of how important it is to have resilient information technology systems that maintain near-continuous business operations, high systems availability, and guaranteed data protection. After all, your global market never sleeps.
Sandy delivered everyone a sense of reality. Incomplete Disaster Recovery (DR) thinking is a risk that can cost your organization dearly in both reputation and bottom line. When you depend on internal resources to deliver DR under the threat of a regional disaster there is a problem. People, technology and geography are critical points of failure in your decision to deliver disaster recovery internally. If you cannot guarantee the availability of your staff during a disaster, generate enough power for long-term support of your facilities critical loads, or if you have never successfully completed a test of your disaster recovery plan, than it is time to quit promising your executives and shareholders something that cannot be delivered. Your company may have plans that address equipment requirements and recovery processes but underestimates other variables that are required to successfully execute a recovery.
Re-directing your DR investment towards a managed solution that removes the uncertainty of staff availability during a regional disaster simply makes sense. Velocity delivers recovery to your business by professionals focused solely on disaster recovery. Join us to learn how organizations who plan with fingers crossed and hope that a disaster never happens, make the transition to a resilient solution.