This Week in Disaster Recovery – Volume 1
By Zerto, on 12 March, 2012
Welcome to a new, soon-to-be-regular post from Zerto, “This Week in Disaster Recovery”. We hope to bring you some of the top news in DR, particularly as it relates to DR of Virtualized and Cloud environments. Up this week:
- Legality of DR to the Cloud in Europe – I’m fascinated by the legal issues surrounding replication to the Cloud (Cloud BC DR) in Europe (probably because I’m a law-school dropout, but that’s a story for another day). In this post, EurActiv.com speculates about the legal ramifications of replicating to clouds that are not based in the country where the data originates. A quick, good read. If the United States’ SOPA fiasco is any indication, legislators need to get management and IT experts on board to help draft this legislation.
The article mentions an interesting example: ”…Who owns data which is no longer handled in situ? When a company processes data in the UK, stores it on a server in Ireland but sends it via France – as it may have a subsidiary there – it is not yet clear which country’s law would prevail in a legal dispute.” (I’ve finally found a reason to use the term “in situ” in a blog post. Yay! Up next week: “mens rea“).
- New study on the state of BC / DR - AT&T recently commissioned a study on Business Continuity preparedness of South Florida companies. The findings are interesting:
- More than half (54%) are considering moving Disaster Recovery to the Cloud.
- Only two thirds (64%) have tested their continuity plan in the last 12 months. (Yikes.)
- Eighty percent said the complexity of network infrastructure is increasing.
- DR to the Cloud Explained – This is a great explanation of DR to the Cloud, including things like SLAs (Service Level Agreements) and CDP (Continuous Data Protection). It’s a post by Jacob Gsoedl on TechTarget’s SearchDisasterRecovery.com site. One good quote, “The challenging aspect of using cloud-based backups for disaster recovery is the recovery”. Yep, we’d agree. Jacob doesn’t mention Zerto in the post, but it’s still a worthwhile read!
Feel free to post interesting articles you’ve found in the comments below. ’Till next time…