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Increasing the Value of DR in Everyday Operations

Written by  JIM O’CONNOR

Disaster recovery is both a time-consuming and expensive initiative, but for those companies that have experienced a real-world catastrophe, the investment of time and money they’ve made in designing, implementing, and maintaining a DR strategy is immeasurable. It is this very reason disaster recovery continues to rank among the top enterprise storage priorities today.The process of rolling out a recovery plan from start to finish involves a significant amount of forethought, time, cooperation, and logistics. Support for DR and adherence to it across the enterprise is critical to its success, and ultimately the success and longevity of the enterprise itself.There are many options to consider with regard to technologies and techniques, and a number of common denominators exist across the board for companies ranked best-in-class for disaster recovery, including testing frequency and procedure, situational performance optimization, regulatory compliance, and media reliability.Test Often and Test Non-DisruptivelyOnly 5 percent