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DR Options Abound
Hurricane season combined with a recent proliferation of storage services adds up to -- you guessed it -- a raft of services for disaster recovery. (See Panel Ponders Preparedness, 25% Unprepared for Disaster, Beware of Hurricanes, and Suppliers Snap Up Services.
June has been a popular month for hurricane warnings and DR services:
The most extensive plan offers CDP, failover to replica servers, reverse replication to restore data, a data center with redundant power, rack space for servers, and professional services. The mid-tier plan does not include the failover and rack space, and the third package handles offsite backup and replication and online data restoration.
Fear of natural disasters isn't the only reason companies are turning to DR services.
New York-based Blue Mountain Capital Group used Eze Castle's IT services to launch its hedge fund in 2003, then signed on for its DR plan last year. Blue Mountain, which has $3 billion under management, has 60 people in its New York office and 11 in London. President Stephen Siderow says he considered setting up data centers in those offices or a hot site before signing on with Eze Castle for DR.
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