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Data Center Recovery Site Planning: Geographic Considerations
The U.S. federal government and private industry have developed new guidelines that can be helpful in deciding the optimal distance between the data center and its recovery site. Based on various studies conducted over the past few years, it is clear that the placement of a recovery site too far away from the main data center can be as much of a problem as placing it too close. This research report provides recommendations for the optimal distance, based on U.S. Federal Government guidelines, industry best practices, and the need to balance risk with speed of recovery. (5 pp. with footnotes of sources.)[Executive Summary]
IT Contract and Consulting Providers Receive Mediocre Report Cards
A newly released study conducted by Computer Economics indicates that most end user organizations do not feel their contract and consulting service providers are delivering as high a quality of service as they would like.
Hot Site Fees for Disaster Recovery
This report shows hot site disaster recovery charges according to platform type. The monthly fee column represents the charge that the consumer of hot site services must pay per month to assure that the services are available when needed. The declaration charges column represents the amount of money that a consumer must pay to begin receiving hot site services when the disaster occurs, and the final, daily usage charges column represents the amount of money that the disaster-stricken consumer must pay during each day that the hot site is used. Prices are shown in U.S. dollars.