Intelligent CIO North America Issue 29 - Page 44

CIO OPINION
The reality is that the perfect DR architecture can appear so out of reach that it seems almost mythical .
Don Boxley , CEO and Co-Founder of DH2i

Three key ingredients for the ideal Disaster Recovery strategy

Don Boxley , CEO and Co-Founder , DH2i , considers three components that the best DR strategies should incorporate .

As we look toward 2023 , are you 100 % confident in your company ’ s Disaster Recovery ( DR ) plan ? Are you feeling flush with tons of extra money in your DR budget that you have no idea what to do with ? Are you at complete peace because you enjoy total awareness of each and every conceivable threat that could stick your organization with unplanned downtime ?

If you answered yes to the three questions above , then I wouldn ’ t be surprised if you next told me you typically make your commute to the office by unicorn . The reality is that the perfect DR architecture can appear so out of reach that it seems almost mythical – and it may feel totally unattainable to many companies . investment can be a hard sell . It can feel way too cumbersome to try to explain to everyone who has decision-making authority on your team the extent of the resources – both monetary and staff – that must be funneled towards DR planning and implementation .
Limited finances aren ’ t the only challenge when it comes to DR , though . Traditional DR solutions and their associated management complexity can drive even the best IT team crazy . It ’ s almost as rare as unicorn-riding to have a completely homogenous IT environment . Without one , companies that want to protect their critical data assets are stuck leveraging a panoply of DR solutions , each with a unique set of management nuances and restrictions .
If your organization hasn ’ t been forced to respond to an emergency downtime event , adequate DR
Regardless of your industry , whether your company is just ramping up with baseline DR strategies or more
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