by Doron Pinhas
VP, Field Operations
Last Thursday I had a great webinar discussion with Analyst Christine Taylor from The Taneja Group on one of the greatest threats to recoverability and HA – configuration drift. The event was called Why Your HA/DR Systems Will Fail…and How to Make Sure They Won’t and if you couldn’t join us live, the webinar is now available on-demand.
When configuration drift occurs – and it is inevitable — your production or primary infrastructure configurations become different from your recovery or secondary infrastructure. This creates serious data protection and host configuration gaps that threaten your ability to achieve your Recovery Point and Recovery Time Objectives.
Christine and I covered a lot of topics during our conversations, including:
- Why configuration drift is a process problem, not a technology problem
- Why disaster recovery and availability testing falls short of addressing the issue
- How automated testing and monitoring solutions from companies like Symantec and Continuity Software are helping companies bullet-proof their DR/HA strategies
In addition, I provided a detailed look at several common recoverability/availability gaps that are created by configuration drift, why they occur, how they will impact operations, and how you can avoid them.
I hope you get a chance to tune in. I think you’ll find it worthwhile.