Is your disaster recovery plan ready for cloud?

By Patrick Sweeney, Dell SonicWALL, Network World |  Cloud Computing

The underlying technology used by your service provider can also provide insight into the viability of your solution. Look to providers with a comprehensive, full-featured offering on a mature, established platform, with central management of data and policy, as well as granular reporting.

By closely evaluating all of these criteria, you can determine with certainty whether cloud-based DR will work for your organization.

Implementing a DR solution is never simple. But for some companies, the emergence of cloud-based DR services can make it much easier, affordable and reliable. Whether your business can take advantage of these benefits will depend on taking a hard look at your unique DR needs and matching them to a service that fits. An uninformed decision will only add more uncertainty, rather than alleviate it.

Read more about data center in Network World's Data Center section.

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