Updating disaster map

Application mixes constantly change, so the team must review and update DR procedures on a recurring basis.Large companies can spend hundreds of staff hours and upwards of seven figures (

Application mixes constantly change, so the team must review and update DR procedures on a recurring basis.Large companies can spend hundreds of staff hours and upwards of seven figures ($1,000,000 ) putting each element into place.

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Application mixes constantly change, so the team must review and update DR procedures on a recurring basis.

Large companies can spend hundreds of staff hours and upwards of seven figures ($1,000,000 ) putting each element into place.

The larger the company, the more complex this DR planning process proves.

,000,000 ) putting each element into place.

There are limitations to disaster recovery as a service.

"Cloud DR vendors do not have complete system redundancy," said Rachel Dines, DR analyst at Cambridge, Mass.-based Forrester Inc.

Suppliers cannot justify the cost of building data centers that mimic each customer's infrastructure setups, so they take shortcuts.

A DRaa S provider will build out systems to handle a limited number of outages.

Typically, the DR plan calls for duplicating each application's infrastructure components.

In addition, DR requires network connections from the main site to the backup, and software to give the backup system current information.

Disaster recovery (DR) causes plenty of headaches; DR systems are expensive, hard to configure, difficult to test and quickly outdated.

Disaster recovery as a service (DRaa S), a cloud-based method, costs less, is easier to deploy, provides the ability to test plans regularly and keeps pace with corporate changes.

Identify which of its hundreds of applications the corporation needs online immediately.

Audit the list and prioritize by importance to daily operations.

DR responsibilities include notifying their network and system providers about the change and ensuring employees know how to access the recovery system.

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