"Most companies think they are prepared for disaster by backing
up critical data, which they can quickly restore if a loss occurs.
Few companies, however, are prepared for a catastrophe-total system
failure-in which they lose all their data as well as the entire
operating system, applications, settings, patches and more,
reducing their system to 'bare metal' and experiencing costly
"Rebuilding even a single system from scratch can take a few
hours or several days-time in which management, employees and
customers have no data access..."