Disaster can strike at any time, and it can take many forms. From natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornados, and earthquakes, to human-made disasters, to simple human error, these events are often unpredictable. Without the right tools, recovery can be difficult, and ensuring data safety is one of the most important functions of your IT organization.
Although many people talk about IT’s role in data protection, the real focus of IT’s efforts in this service revolves around recovering data and services after a disaster. In this sense, a disaster is defined as anything that impacts data availability, even the mistaken deletion of a file. There are many tools that make promises of their data protection abilities, but it’s far more important that such tools in the IT arsenal actually have robust abilities to recover information.