What is Disaster Recovery?
In the simplest terms, disaster recovery is every IT manager’s worst nightmare. The specter of a data center outage that lasts an hour or more looms large in a world where a slow network connection inspires a panicked call for assistance. While the most potentially debilitating disasters — including fires, floods, lightening strikes and earthquakes — aren’t everyday occurrences, although they do happen. Smaller disasters, such as power outages or server failures, might be less overwhelming, but they are more probable and certainly disruptive. Whatever the cause of a server or data center outage, anything that comes between employees and the applications, services and data they use for work has a negative impact on productivity and revenue generation.