Imagine the scene: a free-standing data center is perched precariously on the ledge of a building, 250 feet off the ground. It hovers there momentarily – and then plummets through the air, landing at a speed of 120ft/sec, with a deafening crash.
Seconds later, with the debris of the wrecked DC scattered in all directions, a second, identical data center, up on that same roof, effects a full recovery of the data and application. Symantec’s experiment in disaster recovery has been a resounding success.
The point being that businesses need 24/7 availability of their data and applications to keep their operations running smoothly and customers happy – which puts a major strain on organisations to maintain that level of service constantly. Not only must they be ready for the worst case scenario of their data centers suddenly being out of action. They need to be able to recover the situation – fast.
It was with this in mind that Symantec...