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Surviving a cloud-based disaster recovery plan

Surviving a cloud-based disaster recovery plan


Jessica works at a nursing home in rural Nevada. Most of the software upon which the nursing home depends is cloud-based, such as the electronic health records database Jessica consults before she administers medications. “When there’s a widespread network outage, we can’t access the health records until it is fixed,” she says. “My understanding is that there’s basically one big cable into the valley, so there’s no easy way to have a backup network solution.”

Sure, the nursing home has a disaster recovery plan: a local system for printing paper records. But, Janet (same source, but not her real name, either…


Nepal’s airports prepare for future natural disasters

Within 48 hours after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal in April 2015, the country’s main airport was flooded with humanitarian aid supplies and rescue and relief teams coming in from all around the world. However, about a week later, large aircrafts were unable to land at the airport as the runway was damaged from the influx of flights delivering aid.


Airports play a critical role in channeling humanitarian teams and relief goods quickly after a disaster strikes. Besides having the necessary infrastructure to…


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