El Niño Could Be the Most Powerful on Record: What is Your Disaster Recovery Plan?

By Brendan Foye, Zerto Enterprise Account Executive (re-purposed from his post here)

A lot of talk has been circling around the El Niño weather phase, and scientists are predicting it could be the strongest ever.


A lot of companies think they are ready for a disaster of any kind, while many companies know they are not. Regardless, corporations around the world are facing numerous questions when it comes to their data centers:

In the case of a power outage or flooding event, will you be able to fail-over your most critical, multiple VM applications, to another site with full orchestration and application consistency?

If you don’t have a way to ensure application consistency and, in addition, you have no orchestration tool in place, what does the process look like to bring that application up? Will it take hours, even days? What’s the business impact associated with having down-time, an exaggerated RTO?

When it comes to potential data loss associated with a DR event, is your RPO (risk of data loss) in the days, hours or seconds? Will you lose thousands of transactions or are you able to minimize data loss and its monetary impact on the business?

Are you able to leverage journaling technology at your recovery site to ensure you can recover, while minimizing your risk of additional data loss?

Can you  failback, after you failover? How long will that take?

Are you able to test your current BC/DR plan to know that it will work?

The questions are many; and well, quite exhausting! The above are just a few of the many questions IT Directors and CIOs face on a daily basis.

The good news here, is that Zerto can help, and is proven in the market place as the leader in Enterprise Class Virtual BC/DR.

We are able to provide:

  • RPO of seconds and RTO of minutes
  • Multiple VM application consistency, with journaling technology
  • Fully automated failback capabilities
  • Non disruptive DR testing anytime

So get ahead of the storm and download your free trial today!

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