Guilty Until Proven Innocent – That’s Disaster Recovery!

In law courts around the world, the golden rule is “innocent until proven guilty”. For many aspects of IT systems, a similar concept applies too. For example, you can see that you have enough data storage capacity, by comparing with the gigabytes or terabytes you’ve used with the space still available on your storage network. You can show a system is capable of handling a certain workload or reaching a given performance level by running that workload and measuring the results. You can even prove business continuity. If your systems are still running, you have business continuity! However, when it comes to other areas, notably disaster recovery, “guilty until proven innocent” may be a safer way to proceed. Read more