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FICON and Mainframe Disaster Recovery Insourcing

Written by  Rick Boyd

As many companies saw during the blackouts, hurricanes and terrorist attacks, the hot site was not the disaster recovery life insurance policy that was promised. The methodology works fine for a contained event that does not affect a large geographic area. However, when there is a wide spread event, such as 9/11, then the hot site is quickly overwhelmed with multiple companies who simultaneously declare a disaster and they just cannot accommodate everyone in the facility they have been accustomed to using. Couple triage fashion that a shared site strategy uses when disasters are declared with regulatory concerns and we see a trend toward bringing disaster recovery in-house. This phenomenon is referred