Virtual Disaster Recovery … is there such a thing?

Peru’s small-scale farmers need help to recover from damage triggered by coastal El Niño


Small-scale farmers in Peru need urgent assistance to cultivate crops and feed their families in the wake of heavy rains, floods and landslides that hit the Latin American country earlier this year.

The severe flooding was caused by “Coastal El Niño”, which hit the country during January-March. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in the worst-hit northern coastal areas of Peru, about 445,000 people are affected. About 7,000 farmers need help to restore their capacity to produce food.

According to Peru’s Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, more than 60,000 hectares of crops have been severely or partially affected and 18,000 hectares have turned…


Virtual Disaster Recovery … is there such a thing?

Virtual Disaster Recovery (VDR), sounds like it could be one of the latest “buzzwords” in the realm of IT nowadays. Hearing something like “VDR” could possibly entice you to do some investigations (or delegate the task to someone in your IT department) to determine the possibility of its existence, to ultimately answer the question: “Is there such a thing?”

Before delving into the midst of VDR (Virtual Disaster Recovery), I feel that it may be beneficial, at this point to quickly recap on the circumstances that can be considered a “disaster” for your company.

Natural disasters are of course events that would interrupt or severely hamper a company’s ability to continue to operate, either due to destroyed infrastructure…

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