Computerworld: Disaster Recovery on Double Duty

Computerworld’s Robert Scheier explains how virtualization and replication technologies protect data from disaster, while keeping business services humming. Some providers say cloud-based disaster recovery will bring the benefit of true disaster recovery, rather than just backup, to small and midsize businesses that until now couldn’t afford it. Pat O’Day, co-founder and CTO of Bluelock, a provider of public cloud virtual data centers, says customers are increasingly satisfied with cloud security. Many security experts say even public cloud environments in which multiple customers share hardware can be made secure with the proper processes.