One of the biggest challenges facing IT professionals today are the changing expectations end users have of the technology they rely on. The speed at which users expect their applications back after a disaster have fundamentally changed in the past few years.
Outages lasting days or even weeks are no longer acceptable, even for workloads that aren't deemed mission critical.
Take a look through this presentation I gave last week to learn more about how virtualization and modernizing your disaster recovery plans can help to better match the recovery times IT can provide with the new expectations of users.
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It was contributed by a community member and is published "as is." It seems to have worked for at least one person, and might work for you. But please be sure to test, test, test before you do anything drastic with it.