Acronis white paper: The 5 Pitfalls of DIY IT Disaster Recovery

Many organizations have attempted to implement their own disaster recovery and business continuity solution by simply purchasing additional hardware and installing it in a branch office or colocation facility. What may appear to be a cost-saving strategy at first blush can turn out to be an expensive fiasco.

The DIY disaster recovery approach is riddled with hidden costs and unnecessary risks. Download this whitepaper – The 5 Pitfalls of DIY IT Disaster Recovery -- to learn about the potential problems that can plague a “do-it-yourself” disaster recovery solution:

Limitations of SAN-to-SAN replication
Virtualization, application agents, snapshot storage, and server activations are all important aspects to be considered.

Offsite location choice
The biggest mistake is to choose a location near the production site.

Hardware and software drift
The level of maintenance for your DR site could be complicated.

Failed DR exercises
DR test exercises is a huge undertaking with high margins of error.

Underestimating resource and skillset requirements
Will your in-house IT talents be available during a disaster?


DIY vs Paid Solutions



Don’t be afraid to shop around for paid solutions. Advances in cloud technologies make it possible to get an all-in-one backup and disaster recovery solution. This whitepaper also compares the DIY approach with paid solutions and lays out important factors to consider, including capital expenditures, Recovery Point and Recovery Time Objectives, internal resources and insurance benefits.

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