Companies are more concerned than ever about storage and business continuation in the event of catastrophes large or small, natural or man-made. Information is a business?s primary asset. Historically, data storage was a local issue, either on floppy discs or hard drive. This paper published by Hill & Associates gives a high-level overview of the concepts of storage networking and business continuity, including the often-confusing terms associated with the industry. It concludes with a concise look at the storage marketplace and a plan for survival.