In many ways, Information Technology (IT) has become the centerpiece of business operations across the globe. This dynamic is both an opportunity and a threat to IT organizations. On the one hand, IT has a very important seat at the table as businesses decide where to invest or deploy new offerings and services. On the other hand, IT organizations now become responsible for ensuring that these business services, and the data that drives them, are always available.
To ensure availability, IT must have a comprehensive business continuity plan in place, especially for critical operations that the business requires. However, business critical services are no longer just a matter of managing a single application or workload running on a solitary server.