When Hurricane Katrina hit the borders of the U.S. it devastated hundreds of thousands of people and businesses. Homes were washed out to sea, businesses were flooded by sea waters, and structures collapsed under the force of wind and rain. But that wasn’t all that was lost. Valuable I.T. infrastructure and business critical systems were also lost. How would we have ever been able to rebuild and continue to rebuild if client databases, financial data, government agencies, etc. etc. had not had adequate disaster recovery planning in place.
Disaster Recovery is like an insurance policy on your most sensitive, mission critical processes and systems. It allows the deviation of network traffic to be instantaneously diverted to secondary systems running virtual copies of information.