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NetStandard Blog How Far Is Far Enough for Your Disaster Recovery Site?

As we continue to push through the fallout of Harvey and Irma, additional hurricanes looming and winter weather on the horizon, this is often the time of year when businesses turn an eye to disaster preparedness and risk mitigation. While there are a number of important considerations to take into account when planning your business continuity efforts, the one we hear about time and again is how much distance is really necessary between the main work site (where business information is obtained and used) and a disaster recovery site (where business information is replicated for restoration purposes and work can be performed in the event of catastrophe). In the words of the Disaster Recovery Journal, "there is no rule of thumb when it comes to the appropriate distance between your data center and your recovery site." For some businesses, a good disaster recovery site could be as far away as 1,000 miles. Between 2007 and 2010, however, the average distance between a primary data center and its furthest backup data center seemed to shrink-the majority of surveyed companies that had disaster recovery sites appeared comfortable with distances of less than 100 miles, and many (a full 21 percent) were comfortable with [...]

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