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Vol. 4 No. 3 May 2005

Real-World DR

This article first appeared in "Storage" magazine. For more articles of this type, please visit 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 ...

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  • Real-World DR

    by  Marc Staimer

    Storage administrators often ask what their peers are doing to solve DR problems. However, information of this type is usually difficult to make public. These case studies have a central theme: Increasing data levels and stricter compliance regulations are forcing companies to look to newer technologies to solve their growing DR and backup pains.

  • Build a winning storage budget

    by  Dick Benton

    This tip offers advice on taking a business-plan approach to the process of building a storage budget.

  • Virtualization at your service

    New twist on virtualization

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