Recently, the overwhelming news on Japanese earthquake pours in. An earthquake with a magnitude of 9.0 hit Japan 11th Mar, 2011, which makes it the most powerful quake to hit Japan in at least 100 years. However, that’s not the end of nightmare. Something as devastating as the quake was the tsunami caused by earthquake and radioactive disaster of Fukushima nuclear power plant caused by an earthquake and tsunami. These natural disaster, such as floods, earthquake, avalanche and volcano, and disasters caused by human being, lead to enormous financial, environmental or human losses. The loss depends on the vulnerability of the affected population to resist the disaster.
What will cause these disasters to government or an enterprise? A typical example is what happened during the September 11, attack on the World Trade Center where tons of documents were irretrievably lost. If the financial business shut down for two days, resulting from disaster, the loss will be 50% of daily turnover. If the system cannot be recovered in two weeks, the business of 75% companies will come to a standstill and 43% companies won’t run their business anymore. Data loss caused by these disasters is irrevocable and numerous. It is essential to defend your data and business against the disasters because you never know what is going to happen in your town or country in future.
As the disaster caused by nature or human being can’t be envisaged, therefore, building of the perfect backup mechanism for the enterprise information system and efficiently available disaster recovery data center is completely necessary.
To set up disaster recovery data center is the demand of business continuity management, the progress with industry steady health, the layout and development of the globalization and being the world-class enterprise. The following shows the business continuity management of an enterprise:
As shown in the picture, the DRP, Disaster Recovery Plan, has been the focus attention of IT industry. Disaster Recovery Plan includes disaster recovery tools and disaster recovery solutions. Disaster recovery data center covers several disaster recovery business parameters: Recovery Time Objective, Recovery Point Objective, Network Recovery Objective, and Recovery Access Objective.
In many cases, an organization or enterprise has their own data recovery center to protect their data and information. Financial enterprises, Power Company, Energy Company, Transportation Industry, Education, Manufacture, website and E-commerce Company is constructing or has constructed their Disaster Recovery Data Centers. To deal with the risk of putting eggs in one basket, an organization usually use their own remote facilities to back up their data and information. For some small-sized companies, they may elect to use a stand-by site from an outsourced disaster recovery provider and systems to defend their data and business.
For the higher requirement of security, most Disaster Recovery Data Centers equip their high-performance workstations with SAS/SCSI drives instead of SATA drives. Once the natural or man-made disasters hit your country or company, which would pose a threat to your company or your Server and your SAS/SCSI drives are susceptible to damage. Therefore, data recovery from SAS/SCSI is necessary and imperative. The existing SAS/SCSI data recovery tools in the market are mostly software level or simple-to-access technologies adopted and it’s far away to meet the increasing demand of recovering data effectively from the server and SAS/SCSI drives. Lately, SalvationDATA has announced SDII Server (SAS/SCSI) data recovery system which is claimed to be the world’s first SAS/SCSI hardware recovery system.
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