Guest Column | June 11, 2013

3 Things You're Overlooking In Disaster Recovery

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By Matthew Rayback, StorageCraft

I think most business owners would agree in theory that disaster recovery is important. In practice, however, it’s a little too easy to cut corners. There are so many options, it’s easy to settle on something simple and cheap. But if you haven’t taken the time to understand the kind of disaster recovery solution your business needs, you could be missing something big and paying for a solution that will let you down in the end.

I asked six managed service providers what, in their experience, was the most overlooked aspect of any disaster recovery solution, because they’d know. Between them, they work with hundreds of businesses, all of whom are in various stages of denial about just how much disaster recovery they need.

To be honest, I was a little surprised by their answers. I spend a lot of time looking at statistics that try to predict the future of the IT industry and that makes it easy to forget that in the middle of the cloud, complex virtualization platforms, RMMs, and XaaS, a lot of people are still just trying to figure out the basics.

So what are you overlooking in your disaster recovery solution? Let’s see what the experts have to say.

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