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This article is part of the August 2013 Vol. 12 No. 6 issue of Cloud-based DR to the rescue
Cloud-based disaster recovery (DR) puts effective DR within the reach of just about any company. Expert Brien Posey explains the six steps to consider when implementing cloud DR. The cloud might be the most overhyped technology in decades, but it can be extremely beneficial when it's used as part of an organization's disaster recovery (DR) plan. It's now possible for a company to create a cloud-based recovery site that can be used if the primary data center is incapacitated. There are a number of alternative strategies for using the cloud for disaster recovery and disaster prevention; we'll describe the key considerations in detail. 1. Evaluate your data protection needs The first step in implementing any DR offering is to evaluate your organization's needs. While this might sound simple (and may be), the results of your evaluation will be the major factors that determine the infrastructure and configuration you'll have to put in place to facilitate cloud-based data protection. For example, some organizations use cloud storage as part of a ... Access >>>
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Implementing cloud-based disaster recovery: Six key steps
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Cloud-based disaster recovery puts effective DR within reach of just about any company. Here's how to get it done.
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