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The Future is Now: New Technology Advances Answer to Central Storage Disaster Problems

Written by  G. J. Pierman

The landscape surrounding Disaster Recovery is changing rapidly—driven primarily by developments in computing and communications. The lines between these two fields are becoming blurred, with Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), Intranet and Internet network applications becoming increasingly visible in small, medium and large company environments worldwide. Technological advancements have made Electronic Data Vaulting and Remote Mirroring more economical, with secure high speed data transfer and storage options now widely available on a multiplatform basis. Companies and organizations may not know it, but thanks to these advances they are now in a position to consider these alternatives as a part of their overall disaster recovery plan as we move forward into the new millennium.The concept of the paperless office of the future that took hold in the early ‘80s has borne bitter fruit. Forward thinking organizations tried to implement systems that would allow employees to conduct all their