The views from the two authors seem to focus on training and awareness activities as an ROI issue when getting...
By submitting your email address, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant topic offers from TechTarget and its partners. You can withdraw your consent at any time. Contact TechTarget at 275 Grove Street, Newton, MA.
IT staff up to speed on virtualization. That's a good point, but not the only one. Here are my tips for selling virtual disaster recovery:
- Virtualization provides a way to move critical information to a safe, presumably off-premise location with minimal added expense, using reclaimed hardware.
- Consider using managed business continuity(BC)/DR services instead of in-house arrangements, as many outside suppliers use virtualized infrastructures.
- Take baby steps with regard to BC/DR activities: Start by reusing reclaimed infrastructure from virtualization efforts and set up a small backup arrangement for non-mission-critical systems and data.
- With more experience, consider migrating to a balanced strategy combining in-house DR along with an external solution (e.g., managed BC/DR services) to create a cost-effective solution. As your in-house expertise grows, reduce your dependence on (and investments in) external suppliers
Your goal should be to create a staged, evolutionary strategy for BC/DR that supports DR needs, is flexible and adaptable to changing (or unplanned) needs, and can evolve into a single- or multi-element solution using virtualization technology as a key underpinning.
Dig Deeper on Disaster Recovery Resources
Related Q&A from Paul Kirvan
If time constraints and other factors force you to eliminate risk assessment from your business continuity plan, discover how to focus your ...continue reading
You should be able to justify the need for a BC/DR plan. But here's what you can do if you fail to get management buy-in and you still want disaster ...continue reading
While it's always safer for businesses to have properly funded DR plan testing, there are ways to assess your plan even when the data storage budget ...continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.