We look at the various options available when implementing disaster recovery, and how much they're worth
"Historically, building and maintaining a disaster recovery (DR) site, while critical to ensure business continuity, was often too costly and complex for most companies.
As Rajiv Mirani, chief technology officer at Nutanix, points out: 'It simply wasn't feasible for many enterprises to pay for the upfront costs and ongoing expenses of maintaining a second site, to be used only in the event of a disaster.'
From a DR perspective, the starting point for most large enterprises is their core IT infrastructure, which is often based on a primary on-premise datacentre or private cloud..."
As new disaster recovery automation tools emerge, vendors and industry analysts recognize a growing demand for simplifying what can be a tedious process
"Disaster recovery is a prime target for automation as businesses' downtime tolerance and overall DR know-how have lowered.
A big IT problem these days is that while organizations have more data and that data is growing faster than ever, fewer administrators focus solely on storing and managing that information. This age of specialization calls for products that require less manual intervention. Industry experts and vendors see demand for tools that build in disaster recovery automation to handle tedious tasks and reduce downtime..."
Veniamin Simonov, director of product management at NAKIVO, explores why disaster recover-as-a-service is the industry's vital tool
"Disaster recovery-as-a-service is the industry's next vital tool.
Recent studies have estimated that in 2019, the average cost estimate for cleaning up a cyber attack stood at $1.1 million. In an era of frequent cyber attacks and subsequent catastrophic data loss, this means that the manual recovery of information is quite impractical. It is also dangerous, as manual recovery is far too reliant on a number of factors that are not guaranteed or fail-safe, such as staff initiative and knowledge..."
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