How video teams should plan for disaster recovery
by Brian Reisdorf, on Mar 4, 2020 2:00:00 AM
Once you know what to plan for, your next step is to actually build your disaster recovery plan. Using the information you gathered you can start to take steps such as purchasing spare parts and building processes for what to do in the event of a disaster to mitigate your risk.
Usually Disaster Recovery is predicated on utilizing your backups and off-site backups are usually the big factor there. This is where you look at options like Iron Mountain services. Iron Mountain is a big one that a lot of people use to off-site data backups and documents and things like that.
Now that we've got Cloud connectivity and stuff a lot of that's become a lot easier for some of the more sensitive smaller items. We're a little unique in the video world because we're dealing with environments where gigabytes and terabytes are not uncommon. So cloud cloud doesn't always do everything we need it to do so, it's still not quite that easy.
There's a ton of different ways to go about disaster planning and the biggest and most common is the off-site backup. The goal is getting data in a different place, on a different system or in a different medium somewhere that that is not going to suffer the same fate as whatever your primary data center might have just gone through