Disaster recovery is a disaster

Monday, 19 November 2007, 10:47 AM EST

“Disaster recovery simply doesn’t work.” Scary words from Gil Hecht, CEO of Continuity Software, who claims that at least 60% of all disaster recovery (DR) tests bomb. If he were alone in his assessment, you could dismiss his view as simply that of a self-interested vendor. But Sean Derrington, director of storage management at Symantec, says that in his company’s poll of data center managers earlier this year, half of the respondents said their DR tests had failed. The reason? Primarily, it’s you or your staff, says Hecht.

At Computerworld.

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