Starting in 1970, large enterprises began utilizing "hot sites" and other forms of business continuity. Such infrastructure and planning were costly and reserved for the largest corporate entities such as financial services providers, governments, and large industrial producers. As the internet exploded in the 1990s, more and more enterprises joined the better funded large enterprises and started to pursue their own Disaster Recovery planning and implementation.
After the horrific events of September 11, 2001, disaster recovery planning and implementation were on display to the world's population. Major financial services companies activated their disaster recovery plans and within hours phone systems were rerouted, infrastructure services brought online, DR sites mobilized, and staff prepared. Bond dealers, banks, and stock brokers were once again online at their DR locations while the citizens of the world were still in shock.
Over a decade ago the costs associated with the such planning and implementation were out of the reach of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME). Today, bandwidth costs are a fraction of their cost in 2001 thus enabling SAN-to-SAN replication and "over the wire" backup and restore. Virtualization technologies, once only in the domain of Mainframe computers, are now in use in almost all data centers. Disaster Recovery software, once specially coded for specific tasks, are now available to the SME markets.
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