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  • Evaluating hardware, software and hypervisor-based replication

    IT administrators today are faced with a variety of new or growing data protection challenges. For many, the tried and true approach of nightly backups has become impractical. Exponential data growth, the need for more frequent data protection and fa... 

  • data protection

    Data protection is the process of safeguarding important information from corruption and/or loss. 

  • disaster recovery

    Disaster recovery is the area of security planning that deals with protecting an organization from the effects of significant negative events. Significant negative events, in this context, can include anything that puts an organization’s operations a... 

  • data recovery

    Data recovery is the process of restoring data that has been lost, accidentally deleted, corrupted or made inaccessible for some reason. 

  • array-based replication

    Array-based replication applies the functionality of data replication across one or more storage controllers, which eliminates the processing overhead from servers and makes it easier to copy large amounts of data. 

  • maximum tolerable period of disruption (MTPOD)

    Maximum tolerable period of disruption (MTPOD) is the time following a disaster after which an organization’s viability will be irreversibly impacted if production isn't resumed. 

  • change control

    Change control is a systematic approach to managing all changes made to a product or system. The purpose is to ensure that no unnecessary changes are made, that all changes are documented, that services are not unnecessarily disrupted and that resour... 

  • business continuity action plan

    A business continuity action plan is a document that contains the critical information a business needs to stay running in spite of adverse events. 

  • application-aware storage

    Application-aware storage is a storage system with built-in intelligence about relevant applications and their utilization patterns... (Continued) 

  • bare metal restore

    In disaster recovery, a bare metal restore is the process of reformatting a computer from scratch after a catastrophic failure. 

About Disaster Recovery Storage

Disaster recovery (DR) and data storage go hand-in-hand and a good DR plan must carefully consider how data is stored and protected. This topic section offers news and how-to information about data storage for disaster recovery. Learn about replication, DR testing tools, virtualization, tape backup, disk backup, global file systems, clustering and archiving.