Chapter 9. Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

In everyday life, disasters never happen until they do. With modern engineered super-systems, we can guarantee zero data loss and zero downtime, respectively known as a recovery point objective (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO) of zero. In all disaster scenarios less severe than a comet hitting the Earth, the system can be engineered to meet this lofty aspiration if the adequate time and resources are allocated to the design, implementation, and the maintenance of the system. We’re quite sure that blissful dinosaurs at the moment of the Cretaceous–Tertiary (KT) boundary had no comprehension that the planet was about to be so radically altered that the furry little creatures that scurried ...

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