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Marc Staimer Published: 19 Oct 2012

This article first appeared in "Storage" magazine. For more articles of this type, please visit www.storagemagazine.com. Storage administrators often ask what their peers are doing to solve the same disaster recovery (DR) problems they face. What they really want to know is what's working and what's cost-effective. Information of this type is usually difficult to make public. Many IT organizations have a policy restricting employees from speaking to the press or others about these issues. Companies often don't want to bring attention to their problems, even if they've been resolved. To bring you as candid a report as possible, we've withheld some company names in this article. The pertinent facts remain unchanged, however. Users are also typically tight-lipped about how much they actually paid for a DR solution. Therefore, the "cost to implement" numbers that follow are based on approximate MSRP and estimated operating expenses (OpEx) for the time invested, although all of the companies report that they paid considerably less than the sticker price. The ... Access >>>

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