By Jesse St. Laurent, HPE Chief Technologist, Hyperconverged & SimpliVity
From hurricanes to flooding, earthquakes to wildfires, 2017 saw some widespread natural disasters. Yet when you ask some IT professionals about a disaster recovery plan for their companies, many seem unconcerned or woefully unprepared.
Studies show that unless the odds of a natural disaster are high and are forecast to happen in the very near future, many people defer on taking the necessary action to protect themselves.Many IT leaders believe a disaster recovery plan is a nice thing to have but not necessary.

They are doing little to build a disaster site or do recovery planning and testing because they have become accustomed to a status quo.

After all, nothing happened in the past, so why should they be concerned now? Everything seems OK — until it’s not.
Suddenly, when disaster strikes, they’re not ready.  Why Disasters are Disastrous IT teams may be surprised to learn that tackling a big project such as disaster recovery is much easier and less expensive than they might have imagined.

All it takes is a series of small steps – carefully planned and implemented.To read this article in full, please click here

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