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Why Replication is Not Disaster Recovery and Not Enough to Keep Your Business Running

While you may be familiar with multiple replication products and vendors, don’t confuse the technology of data or server replication with Disaster Recovery.

Replication is not a disaster recovery solution nor does it provide business continuity. So what exactly is replication? According to TechTarget, replication is the process of copying data from one location to another over a SAN, LAN or local WAN. This provides you with multiple up-to-date copies of your data. Look at replication as an aspect of DR/BC. Although it is a key technology in order to implement a complete DR/BC plan, it needs to be combined with data deduplication, virtual servers or even the cloud. But let’s take a step back to really understand business continuity.

Don’t confuse the technology of data or server replication with Disaster Recovery. Replication is not disaster recovery.

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