SearchDataCenter: Disaster Recovery Still a Disaster

A new Forrester Research Inc. report by Stephanie Balaouras examines the lack of progress made in data center disaster recovery since the September 11 attacks in 2001 and, more recently Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

According the report’s summary drawn from Forrester’s Enterprise And SMB Hardware Survey,about 27% of enterprises in North America And Europe in Q3 of 2007 do not have a recovery site. Additionally, “23% of enterprises never test their disaster recovery plans, and 40% test their plans once per year.” Balaouras says this data points to a failure to make the business case for disaster recovery.

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Alex Carroll

Alex Carroll

Managing Member at Lifeline Data Centers
Alex, co-owner, is responsible for all real estate, construction and mission critical facilities: hardened buildings, power systems, cooling systems, fire suppression, and environmentals. Alex also manages relationships with the telecommunications providers and has an extensive background in IT infrastructure support, database administration and software design and development. Alex architected Lifeline’s proprietary GRCA system and is hands-on every day in the data center.