White Paper: Three Key Requirements Of A Sound Disaster Recovery StrategySource: Spectra Logic Corporation
For short- and long-term survival, organizations must try to protect their data against any and all of the possible disasters, large and small, that can disrupt daily operations. Disasters can range from power outages, employee theft, and virus and malware, to site shutdown caused by a natural disaster. And whatever the magnitude, any of these disrupts an organization's normal flow of activity so recovery from a disaster should be a top priority for organizations.
A strong disaster recovery (DR) plan must address risk mitigation, affordability, and include a test/drill component. And part of the DR plan must include tape in the mix along with disk, because of tape's unmatched advantages in terms of portability (easy to move from primary site to ensure availability), invulnerability to malware and viruses (all data backed up prior to the malicious code remains free of corruption), and of course, affordability. Tape is the ultimate insurance.