The 2007 Atlantic hurricane season was one of only four on record with more than one Category 5 storm. It was the second on record in which an Atlantic hurricane, Felix, and an eastern Pacific hurricane, Henriette, made landfall on the same day. The season's most intense hurricane, Dean, is tied for the seventh most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded as well as the third most intense Atlantic hurricane at landfall.
Many disaster recovery plans may be a disaster in the making (June 2007) -- In a recent survey of more than 500 senior IT professionals conducted for data center software solutions provider Scalent Systems, nearly 90% of respondents said that lack of updated testing of their disaster recovery plan leaves them vulnerable to catastrophic failures in the event of another 9/11-type scenario. The survey, overseen by Brilliant Ideas LLC (www.brilliantideas.net), found that most companies test their disaster recovery systems only once a year or less, while 70% indicated that it would take at least a half-day (and 50% said multiple days) for their servers to recover completely from failure, including restored software, configuration, and network and storage cabling and connectivity. Read Full Article