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Disaster recovery tools: What most DR pros want
This article is part of the Storage magazine issue of December 2017, Vol. 16, No. 10
The number and types of threats than can lead to a disaster are higher than ever. It doesn't matter if the threat is natural or man-made, or whether it comes from internal or external forces. What matters is that you have a disaster recovery plan in place and are confident in that plan and the disaster recover tools that are a part of it. Surprisingly, enterprises aren't nearly as confident in their DR plans as you'd think. TechTarget Research showed only 22% of businesses had high confidence in their DR plan in the event of an emergency. Another 48% checked off moderately confident, while a significant percentage have low (24%) or no (6%) confidence in their DR plans. Having a disaster recovery plan in place isn't going to offer much comfort if you aren't sure it's going to get business operations up and running as soon as possible after a major disruption. One way to boost confidence in your plan is to test it regularly. Forty-four percent do the bare minimum, testing their DR plans, including disaster recovery tools, once a ...
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