Having a business continuity and disaster recovery plan to protect your data should be a top priority for every business leader. Without a BCDR plan, your data is susceptible to irrevocable loss. Should disaster strike, the effects could be devastating to your business. If you think that your company is immune from hazardous events, think again.
Even tech giants with robust BCDR solutions can fall victim to unforeseeable events. For example, on Aug. 13, one of Google's European datacenters experienced an outage as a lightning storm raged outside the facility. According to PCMag contributor Chloe Albanesius, lightning struck the power grid outside the data center four times in a row, causing damage and a loss of power to storage systems.