Should Disaster Recovery Be in the Cloud?

by Jeff Vance

Cloud-based disaster recovery could make sense for your business, but ask yourself these five questions first.

Cloud computing has infiltrated just about every aspect of small business IT, and disaster recovery is no exception. And while it may seem an easy way to ensure your company gets back on its feet should disaster strike, cloud-based DR may not be the right -- or the complete -- answer for your business.

Consider these five questions posited by our colleagues at Datamation. They'll help you determine if cloud-based disaster recovery makes sense for your business.

As with so many other enterprise-focused technologies (CRM, ERP, collaboration), the cloud is upending the disaster recovery (DR) status quo. For end users, this is good. Prices are dropping – putting DR in reach for much smaller organizations than in the past – and choices are multiplying.

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This article was originally published on Wednesday Mar 21st 2012
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