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Volume 32, Issue 3

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How DRaaS is Changing the Data Protection Game for the SME

Written by  Mike DiMeglio

We live in the era of instant access – always on. If a website takes too long to load, we instantly move on. If an ATM doesn’t dispense cash, it’s unacceptable. Not only have our expectations risen to astronomical heights, but so has our dependence on technology. If electronic medical records are unavailable, then lives are at stake. If the utility’s critical IT systems go down millions are left without power. When looking at disasters, our natural inclination is to focus on catastrophic disasters and downtime. Man-made emergencies like fires or natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, and tornadoes and, of course today, acts of terrorism, are all realities. But we fail to link these back to critical business processes and services. Too often, infrastructure and operations professionals focus on server or network uptime and fail to see the big picture. What businesses really care about is services – business cost,