Disaster Planning and Cloud Computing

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Disaster planning is usually not on the priority list of IT companies. While it’s true that disaster recovery is for extremely low-probability events, the business impact can be quite high. In all of this cloud computing is playing an interesting role, being the fastest-growing and dominant technology paradigm in the industry.

The recent power outages in the US have forced cloud vendors to rethink about business continuity and disaster recovery. If they want cloud computing to be the future of IT, several hours of downtime - even if once in a blue moon-is not going to help matters at all. Clients see cloud computing as the holy grail of IT, and service providers need to do their best to maintain the high standards. But it’s not wishful thinking we are talking of - cloud computing actually helps works towards better disaster planning.

Disaster planning in the cloud

Cloud computing is a wonderful choice when it comes to handling disasters. The reason is because data is physically distant, it is prevented from harm. The time has come for vendors to start creating backup plans for their own contingencies, the answer for which lies in implementing redundancy. At the same time, there needs to be increased awareness among enterprises to create disaster management plans around cloud computing.

With increasing global warming and more turbulent weather patterns, natural disasters will likely become a prime concern for businesses in the time to come. Making a transition to cloud-based disaster management is a good solution.