With Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the eastern United States, information technology firms are anxiously reviewing their emergency backup and disaster recovery procedures. News outlets may tend to over-exaggerate the risk from these weather storms, but it's still good that companies be prepared for worst case scenarios. Fans of cloud computing
haven't been shy to beat their drum in recent years touting the advantages of a distributed network infrastructure for backup and recovery (among other things). Obviously much more is involved in a large scale disaster scenario, though, than just keeping your software and data in some distant location. Let's hope Hurricane Sandy doesn't put business disaster recovery to the test.
- Introduction to Business Computer Networks