11 May 2011 17:27:40
Small businesses may have fewer systems to protect or back up in the case of a natural disaster, but they also have fewer ways to protect them than big companies, according to CTOEdge. This means that the challenge is to duplicate all necessary business functions - on a budget.
CTOEdge writer Frank Ohlhorst says that one way to approach this tricky problem is to use new technology to provide several important disaster recovery functions at once. Modern disaster recovery solutions leverage cloud technology to provide an emergency virtual server in case of serious hardware issues.
Online backup services in general have been growing in popularity of late, and their utility in case of a natural disaster is not to be underestimated, other experts note. A crucially important point in favor of remote storage is that it is not on-site like backup servers or tapes, and therefore not subject to being destroyed by the same disaster that causes it to be needed in the first place.
-McAfee Cloud Security