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Case Study: Disaster recovery boosts business continuity
This article is part of the CW Europe issue of November 2012
A review of disaster recovery capabilities has made multinational specialist recruitment company Hudson more resilient in its day-to-day business. “We have improved Hudson’s business continuity by modifying our disaster recovery strategy,” said Bas Alblas, IT director Europe at Hudson. “The back-office IT infrastructure of all our offices across Europe has been consolidated into a London datacentre, and we plan to build a mirrored datacentre for complete redundancy,” Alblas said. Once this project is finished the European datacentre will be fully redundant and Hudson’s infrastructure can survive a complete outage of one of the datacentres. The disaster recovery review was conducted in the light of a couple of datacentre outages in the past 10 years as a result of external factors. These included a wide area network (WAN) outage as a result of local construction works, a cooling system failure in a datacentre and a water leakage. Hudson’s view on disaster recovery As Hudson migrated all local server infrastructure to one central ...
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