Automated DRM for Database Management and Business Continuity

Automated DRM for Database Management and Business Continuity

March 30, 2015 By sanovi

infotech-spotlightHaving continuous access to corporate data is critical for any business, as even a short interruption can cause significant financial loss. There are plenty of threats businesses face when it comes to ensuring that systems and data can be recovered in the event of a disaster, natural or not. For example, the recent blizzard that hit northeastern U.S. caused widespread power outages that undoubtedly impacted businesses, especially ones that didn’t have a viable disaster recovery plan in place. The storm, called ‘Juno’, was so massive that it could be seen forming from the International Space Station well before it actually hit ground, giving people time to prepare. In fact, leaders in several major cities advised workers to stay home, and hundreds of schools were closed.
 
Besides being buried in snow, many areas in New England that were hit particularly hard lost power in the midst of the storm’s fury. Businesses felt the impact, especially ones without an automated DR system in place. In a natural disaster like this, businesses are at risk of losing access to the critical information stored in their databases. And, often times, complicated DR configurations are out of date when disaster actually does strike. Furthermore, there are usually only a few people in the organization that have the technical knowledge and skill to configure DR, and if they can’t access the data center, the problem gets worse fast.
 
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