Monday, March 11, 2013

Another Lesson From Katrina

I was looking thru the monthly CIO magazine and who couldn't resist reading about an NBA team rebounding?  Minimal humor aside, it was good to see the aspect of DR branching out beyond what we generally consider mission critical businesses.

What was enlightening here, was that Tod Caflisch the VP of IT brought things he learned from Katrina to this new job.  The Hornets implemented a great DR plan, but the kicker was that the emergency generator runs on an alternative fuel.  Why?  During the aftermath of Katrina the emergency agencies had dibs on all the diesel fuel.  So, even those with high end DR plans ran out of juice because they could not get their hands on the diesel to keep their generators running.

So, all of you out there in areas that can have wide spread natural impacts, pay attention !!!  More lessons learned ...