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Monday, October 24, 2005
Diary of Disaster: Riding Out Katrina in the Data Center: Interesting stories of how some companies dealt with disaster recovery. Concludes with a few lessons:
- "PEOPLE FIRST. The first effort should be focused on locating your employees and ensuring their safety.
- DISTANCE MATTERS. Put your backup data center in a locale far enough away from your primary center to ensure continuity, but close enough to get employees there.
- PRIORITIZE YOUR BUSINESS. Focus on the information systems that matter most, such as customer support and manufacturing.
- EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED. No matter how well documented your business Continuity plan, the disaster is likely to throw you an unexpected curveball. Account for the worst possible scenario."
Copyright 2005 © Ken Novak.
Last update: 11/24/2005; 11:36:44 PM.