7 Ways to Prepare Your Data Center for a Natural Disaster
RecoverySoft / July 12, 2018

No one wants to think about a disaster crippling or even destroying their data center. But even as hurricane season has ended for Atlantic and Gulf Coast states, wildfires are raging in Southern California. Earthquakes are an ever-present danger. Disaster planning is moving higher up in the priority list for many data center managers. Disaster recovery (DR) planning typically focuses on data protection and application availability. Most organizations consider the information maintained on servers and storage devices to be infinitely more valuable than the technology itself. However, DR plans should also include provisions for protecting equipment from physical damage. Location: Ideally, data centers would be located in a geographic area that’s not prone to natural disaster. That’s seldom possible, so organizations must do the best they can to isolate it from any disaster that does occur. That means locating the room in an interior room or at least as far away from windows as possible. In areas where hurricanes and tornadoes are the greatest threat, an underground location may be the best option (unless flooding is a problem). In earthquake zones, it’s critical to select a well-constructed building that’s compliant with the latest codes. Backup Power: Power outages are a…

Disaster Recovery Needs Contingency Planning
RecoverySoft / March 29, 2018

Disaster Recovery is an unsatisfactory exercise if it is organized after a disaster. Just a lot of advance planning and preparation can ensure that the company resume operations quickly after a major disaster. What is disaster recovery? The term "disaster recovery" is often used these days in the context of Information Technology. When you talk about a disaster in a business context, usually means the loss of records, data, hardware and software so that the trade has become serious or even impossible. Most commercial operations are so heavily dependent on information technology than without it, the operations can grind to a halt. Disaster recovery is the process of obtaining the business operations of an operation after it was arrested because of a major information systems failure. The disaster may be the result of a natural disaster or a human action that had disastrous consequences. How the Disaster Recovery Plan? Identifying key company data and regular backups is a key element in planning for disaster recovery. Storing backup data in a different location makes it possible to recover data when a natural disaster destroys the equipment in the primary location. However, it can still be corrupted data on the system (s)…