INAP’s SVP, Global Cloud Services, Jennifer Curry, sat down with Tech Republic and representatives from Deloitte Consulting LLP and Deloitte & Touche LLP to discuss the importance of disaster recovery (DR) plans during natural disasters and pandemics. The group also discussed special DR challenges for data centers and broke down what companies, IT departments and employees should be doing to support business continuity initiatives.
Curry spoke to the importance of maintaining multiple levels of redundancy in a data center, and how even then, backups and DR are necessary to safeguard mission-critical applications:
“Cloud backups are still a valid option, but we strongly recommend the multi-layer approach to DR (backups, standby site, hot site, etc.) as DR isn’t one-size-fits-all, even within a single enterprise. Business systems have varying levels of significance to the continuing operations of an enterprise, and the DR plan should account for that. Not only to create the best financial model for DR but also to ensure that you aren’t wasting precious time bringing up applications or processes that aren’t truly critical when you must run in a failover environment for hours (or days).”
Read the full article at TechRepublic.com.