Originating Author: Robert Levine
Sizing the rollout of effective backup and recovery solutions is organization-specific. Each enterprise lies in its own state of process and technology maturity, and each organization will have different recovery requirements. Mature organizations that just need to “tweak” their current solutions could do so in weeks at very low cost. Firms in the middle of the road will typically keep some or many of their existing solutions but will implement faster backup networks, purchase additional backup and recovery software, or contract with recovery sites. They may need to hire contractors for the deployment, and additional operational staff to manage the live system. The latter often earn from $50,000 to $80,000 depending upon the location and complexity of the enterprise. Rolling out these solutions can take a few to several months, and can cost tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars (more for large and complex enterprises) – all the more so for organizations starting from scratch.