When businesses invest in a data centre solution for their disaster recovery site, they then start to question whether they should be using it for their live site.
Surely, the most resilient option should be the location for the live site, because the business is less likely to go down.
A commercial data centre ought to be far more resilient, but then you need it be at your most resilient when you use it as a back-up site! It’s a DR equivalent of a chicken and egg!
You need to ask yourself: “Who’s accessing my data?” If you have a distributed workforce then using a data centre as your live site wins out every time, because it is easily accessible to all.
If most of your workforce is located in one office, you may as well keep your live data there.
There is no right or wrong answer. You need to choose what’s right for your business.
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