Document: Your strategic Guide to Backup and disaster Recovery (2014)


Backup and Recovery has always been an important IT management discipline and, like many other aspects of enterprise IT, one that sees frequent changes. Whereas once it was all about tape and off-site storage, now IT can choose cloud-based backup and recovery options that greatly simplify the chore.

In this special e-zine, we’ll look at backup and recovery from a number of angles, starting with an examination of where cloud options make sense and the benefits you can expect. We’ll also offer up tips for how to architect your cloud backup and DR plan so that you can survive a service provider outage. And we’ll provide some lessons learned from disasters we’ve seen in the past, from the tragedies of 9/11 and the Boston Marathon to Katrina, one of the worst hurricanes ever to strike the U.S. The good news is, we’ve learned quite a lot and companies like the New York Stock Exchange are putting those lessons learned to good use. We hope you’ll find the stories inside helpful as you devise your own backup and recovery plans in the cloud era.

Table of Contents

Page 3: Cloud comes of age for Backup and disaster Recovery
Page 8: Three Tools to improve Your disaster Recovery posture
Page 13: Lessons Learned From disasters past — and Tips for surviving Those to come
Page 17: How to Withstand cloud service outages
Page 19: Avoid disaster: prepare for Windows Xp and office 2003 end of support