CHAPTER 8Disaster Recovery andBusiness Continuity
When you think of a disaster, what typically enters your mind? A hurricane, flood, or tornado? Those are the easy ones. What exactly constitutes a disaster? We sometimes think of a disaster as a huge, catastrophic event that wipes out the whole city. What about the not-so-obvious situations, such as confiscation of property, a virus outbreak, local power failure, structural problems?
One company suffered a major outage when their second-floor data center collapsed due to the weight of the equipment. Another company lost all their servers to a pornography raid by police when they discovered that an employee was hosting porn on one of the organization’s severs.
Let’s think about situations where ...