You are only as strong as your weakest link. The age-old saying is as true today as it was when first uttered. You can have one of the most well-crafted ships ever made, but if your crew can not see the iceberg just beyond your line of sight, then it does not matter how well-built your ship is upon impact. No business is immune to IT disasters, but there are many things you can do to prevent them or quickly recover. There is no excuse not to have an IT disaster recovery plan in place – today. The ideal situation would be to have your production servers in a top tier data center with no single point of failure on the power and network connections and your disaster recovery backup servers at another data center at least 45 miles away in case of a severe natural disaster. This would ensure that you are virtually protected from any downtime and you have put your business in a great position to survive the most brutal IT disasters.