Organizations must ensure their data center is well protected and has a disaster recovery plan.

Don’t take risky chances with data protection

Stephen Perkins

More weather incidents seem to be happening than ever in recent years and Arielle Emmett wrote on Computerworld that many data center managers are now trying to employ disaster recovery techniques. However, there are still some who are taking the "path of least resistance and least expense." 

Specifically, Emmett pointed out that after Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast, Peter Sacco, founder and president of PTS Data Center Solutions, said that nothing more than a hardening of existing data centers was needed. However, Steve Orchard, Internap's senior vice president of development and operations, said no one expected many of these disasters to be as large-scale as they were and it is an alarming trend that businesses must address.

Data Center Journal contributor Bob Davis said a recent study found that 81 percent of companies revealed that they do not regularly test their center's disaster recovery. Rakesh Kumar, a data center and infrastructure analyst at Gartner, told Emmett that what was perceived as a safe area before may not be now, so organizations should be frequently testing their facilities and centers to ensure information is kept as safe as possible.

Categories: Data Protection