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Analysis The devastating triple whammy of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown which struck Japan in March 2011, has led many IT managers to rebuild their infrastructure with a key focus on disaster recovery and business continuity, according to experts. It’s an effort which has had obvious knock-on benefits for cloud …


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  1. JDX Gold badge


    Is what Lewis Page will have at any suggestion the nuclear power plant leaked anything other than fairy dust and happiness...

    1. David Dawson

      Re: Meltdown

      My issue with the reporting is that only 2 weeks after the earthquake, you wouldn't know that 10,000+ people had just been washed out to sea, more 10s of thousands were left injured, 100s of thousands left homeless.

      Effluent, heavy metals and industrial waste washed over towns and polluting the water table, soil and food on a grand scale.

      but no, the reporting was all about a nuclear emergency.

      Now, while obviously a nuclear emergency is a big deal, the way a potential disaster assumed the spotlight to the exclusion of the very real tragedy around it was sick, and still is.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Meltdown

        A polluted water table doesn't look as good on TV as guys in Radiation Suits looking worried.

        1. smartypants

          Re: Meltdown

          I also worry about the amount of gamma ray exposure all those reporters are getting on their long-haul flight to and from Japan to cover the disaster.

          The cumulative increase in journalistic exposure to these deadly rays is an international catastrophe.

          Won't someone think of the children*?

          (*ok Sorry, that's the argument for bombing the shit out of Syria. It's hard keeping track sometimes)

      2. John H Woods Silver badge

        Re: Meltdown

        Hear bloody hear!

  2. The Blacksmith

    What was left?

    "BCM professionals must plan for the complete loss of people, facilities and resources for extended periods." Without these do you still have a business? DR is usually so fundamentally ignored it is nice to see some thought being placed to real DR.

    Of course, the PHBs will scrap it all when the next bonus rounds are approaching so as to improve the bottom line. All for the sake of business efficiency.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    As long as its not mushroom shaped then that's ok.

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