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Assure Information Resiliency and Disaster Recoverability by Implementing a Data Bunker

Published: 25 August 2015

ID: G00279337

Analyst(s): Werner Zurcher


Losing data is unacceptable and can lead to business failure. Yet, organizations frequently place all copies of their data only on disks located in the same region. This document will help IT professionals ensure that they don't lose data, no matter what security attack or regional disaster happens.

Table Of Contents



  • Step 1: Define the Requirements and Constraints
    • Recovery Requirements
    • Site and Locale Requirements
    • Management Requirements
  • Step 2: Assess the Risks and Threats
  • Step 3: Decide Whether a Data Bunker Is Necessary
  • Step 4: Decide on the Kind of Data Bunker and Implement It
    • Site Alternatives
    • Storage Alternatives
  • Site Alternative Recommendations
  • Storage Alternative Recommendations
  • Other Recommendations


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