Does your business have a backup strategy? There are many data centers that have a backup plan in place, and data is copied routinely to a secondary storage device and then replicated or sent to a disaster recovery site. This is the process most businesses rely on to get them back up and running after a disaster.
If the problem is local, then the organization may be without some of their applications for hours. However, a disaster that hits a data center in its entirety could lead to an outage that lasts several days. In the following ChalkTalk Video, Storage Switzerland and Carbonite talk about why your business may need high availability software instead of backup.
Take a listen, and decide which option is a better fit for you: