Cloud Disaster Recovery is Just Pie in the Sky (at least right now)

By Michael
March 10, 2010

DR_cloud_computing While some cloud computing vendors would like you to believe backing up data to the nimbus is the same as disaster recovery from it, it isn’t. Cloud backup involves replicating data and storing it off the premises of its owner, usually in another geographic area. Disaster recovery services, where data and applications can be shared by geographically disparate groups, isn’t quite here yet. That hasn’t stopped some cloud vendors from re-branding their offerings with “disaster recovery,” although what they’re actually offering is nothing more than electronic vaulting and data duplication. Read More …

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