What is disaster recovery and why do I need it?
The scope of 'disaster recovery' is wide but pertains mainly to the policies and processes surrounding the recovery or continued uptime of a data centre's infrastructure and equipment. It is important for a data centre to have a fully operational disaster recovery plan so as to protect your data in the case of a natural or man-made catastrophe.
It is also possible to actively backup your data, helping you to ensure that if the worst does happen and the data centre suffers a catastrophic outage, you won't need to worry about your data being lost.
Always check with your data centre provider what their disaster recovery plan is. If you data centre isn't prepared for the worst, they won't be able to deal with any situations if they do occur - which isn't good for your business.