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This article is part of the November 2013 Vol. 12 No. 9 issue of Storage pros reap rewards in 2013 salary survey
Disaster recovery has become tougher due to ever-changing virtual environments. Ensure your disaster recovery plan testing runs smoothly with the help of DR monitoring tools. Being able to recover from a disaster is consistently a top priority for IT managers. They're constantly looking for ways to protect more applications, and to do it more economically with less downtime. But even with sustained investment, there's still an alarming lack of confidence in how well these processes will perform when a real disaster event occurs. One of the most ambitious projects an IT department will ever embark on is the creation of a disaster recovery (DR) plan. But IT professionals need to understand that creating the plan is only the first step in the process. No matter how carefully crafted it is, a DR plan has no value if it doesn't work when needed or if only a subset of the protected data can be recovered and recreated. It's important to understand that in addition to developing an adequate DR plan, a strictly adhered to change control process must be implemented so... Access >>>
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