If the wind and rain storms hitting the UK right now teach us one thing, then it’s to be ready for every eventuality. The UK is taking the brunt of everything the Atlantic can throw at us. We’ve all seen the evening news reports of terrible flooding in the Somerset Levels and the rail line swinging in mid air at Dawlish.
You cannot fail to admire the resilience of those impacted. We salute you.
I’m not going to stray into the politics of it all. Leave that to the professionals and the pundits. But it does seem an apt moment to remind ourselves of the vital importance of business continuity planning and having a proper disaster recovery strategy in place.
Ok so DR planning may not be the sexiest gig on the planet, but it does offer a hero factor at times when DR needs to be invoked for real, such as when water starts come up through the floor or trees crash through your buildings where you keep your servers.
Regular readers of this blog will know we’ve seen very successful strategies using on-premise IT estates, data centres, external hosting, and the Cloud. One great example I’d think is worth highlighting again today is the innovative approach to using the power of the AWS Cloud for disaster recovery. Tech journalists as well as Amazon picked up on the outstanding work done by Paul Armstrong and others at Haven Power, part of Drax Group.
Here’s their story.
Read Haven Power’s story on the Smart421 website here http://www.smart421.com/customers/casestudies/haven-power.asp
Find out more on the on the AWS website here http://aws.amazon.com/solutions/case-studies/haven-power/
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Our Cloud architects will be available to discuss this and other engagements at the Cloud Expo Europe, at London ExCel on 26-27 February. You can find Smart421 on the AWS Village (stand 1070)
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