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Cloud Disaster Recovery: CIOs Must Lead
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sarasota786
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sarasota786,
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7/9/2014 | 5:11:42 AM
cloudwedge
IT teams wary of public cloud often discount its value in disaster recovery. That does a disservice to the business. Inferior framework reliability may lead to issues during peak periods, restricted and complete recovery in the fastest time possible after a disaster. thats why thanks to cloudwedge it support to us. thanks
Stratustician
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Stratustician,
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6/19/2014 | 10:26:24 AM
Re: Regional solutions for global customers
Great point, many folks forget that many business continuity issues are best handled by a provider who has multiple locations to mitigate against these regional factors.  If you operate on a global basis but only operate in a certain region, you could put the global customer base at risk should something happen.  Cloud providers with multiple locations make it easier to ensure that should something happens, they can transfer your services to a location not facing the same outages to keep you up and running.
SaneIT
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SaneIT,
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6/19/2014 | 9:15:30 AM
Regional solutions for global customers
I think the problem stems from the approach most IT groups still follow.  A regional solution that is hardened and should withstand all but the worst natural disaster as a way to improve uptimes.  Then those companies do business outside of their geographic region and a regional solution isn't enough because their customers don't go offline with them.  That is of course the most basic level but everything builds from there.  Until that mentality changes any Cloud based solution is going to suffer from the same problem.
D.M. Romano
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6/19/2014 | 7:51:26 AM
Eggs into one basket...
DR is simply an extention of security measures. No one thinks it'll happen to them, until it does, and it's too late. While it may not be a malicious act that comes at you like a wrecking ball, something as simple as someone gaining access to your AWS console can shut down your business operations for good. Granted that was malicious, it teaches you a valuable leason about having all your eggs into one basket. Relying on the cloud (or one service in the cloud) might not be the best strategy these days. Rather a diversified cloud might be a safer reality for those business critical applications.

As the great military general Sun Tzu once said,

"Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster."

Laurianne
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6/18/2014 | 11:20:44 AM
Common sense
A dose of common sense from Jonathan and Bruce Schneier. I can see that quote being highlighted by many people for later use.


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