Disaster Recovery Sites: How Far Away Is Far Enough?
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Overview: New Orleans domain name and hosting provider Directnic.com adopted an interesting strategy during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita - dig in and grind it out. Situated in a high rise in the central business district, IT staff and its crisis manager battled through winds, floods, looting, army raids, power cuts, diesel shortages, water shut-offs and more to keep the data center running. While the company made it despite facing hell and high water, its was no surprise that management thought about implementing additional backup and disaster recovery options outside of New Orleans. The motto for disasters is to be prepared.