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Rethinking Disaster Recovery For The Cloud

Written by  CHRIS PATTERSON

Given the financial and reputational threats of unplanned data center outages, cloud-based disaster recovery (DR) is an approach that can minimize friction and ensure innovation scalability. It is time for CIOs to reimagine how they deploy IT staff from a reactive model focused on DR and business continuity, to one that is preventative, proactive, and designed for organizations to be able to navigate through an adverse event. Now is an opportune juncture to implement a strategy of cloud-based DR. Many Organizations Are Unprepared Everyone knows they need a DR plan and the accompanying technologies in place to support it. However, more than 75 percent of small businesses (Nationwide Insurance survey, 2016) have no documented DR strategy or plan. Making the assumption your organization is immune to data breaches or natural disasters can be an extremely costly mistake with which you never recover. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, more than 40