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Survey shows sharp uptick in appetite for cloud disaster recovery
This article is part of the December 2012/January 2013, Vol. 18 issue of CIO Decisions
Jessica Carroll, managing director of IT and digital media at the United States Golf Association in Far Hills, N.J., was something of a pioneer in her embrace of cloud disaster recovery and business continuity. In 2008, when cloud computing was still a blip on the technology horizon, Carroll was faced with the challenge of bringing her '90s-era IT shop into the 21st century. She knew that tape rotation and colocation weren't going to be the wave of the future. Higher expectations for disaster recovery -- quick, seamless, gap-free -- led her to consider and ultimately adopt a cloud disaster recovery solution from IBM. "It enabled us to port our data to an off-site location without adding strain to the administration of managing the backups, without adding huge amounts of infrastructure and without unreasonable costs," she said. With the cloud-based data backup solution in place, the United States Golf Association (USGA) set up a secondary site at an IBM facility in Sterling Forest, N.Y., with servers and personnel prepared to ...
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