Secure Data Movement Key to Business Continuity

Paul Lavery, Cleo’s senior director of product marketing, recently contributed an article to Data Center Post about how secure data movement is key to surviving a business disaster.

What is protecting vital business data assets from a potential disaster? And what is the process to salvage and deliver key business data to disaster recovery centers before any outage occurs? A lot of companies are assessing IT efforts to answer such questions.

Despite the pending risk, approximately half of U.S. businesses have yet to establish disaster preparedness plans that include adequate business continuity and disaster recovery initiatives related to data in motion.

A disaster recovery plan for any business, Paul writes, must include a data movement pipeline to accelerate the migration of critical data sets and database snapshots to the DR facilities.

We can look to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 as an example of the risk that comes with data consolidation in one region. Physical business interruptions are one thing, but what happens when you experience massive data interruptions? How long could your business survive downtime? And what are some additional keys to maintaining uptime?

Read more from Paul’s article entitled “State of Emergency: How Data Movement is Key to Surviving a Business Disaster.”

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