Book: Pro SharePoint 2010 Disaster Recovery and High Availability
I wrote this book to share what I have learned about high availability and disaster recovery for
SharePoint at this point in time. It is certainly an interesting time. In the past 10 years, SharePoint has
gone from a compiled application that just looked superficially like a web application into a more fully
fledged cloud platform. The process is far from over, however, and SharePoint will likely look very
different in 10 years time. But there is no doubt in my mind that it will still be in use in some form. It will
be interesting for me look back on this book and see what’s the same and what’s different. I tried to focus
on general principles in this book so that even as the technology changes, the principles still apply.
The main risk with any information recording system is that once you use it, you become dependent
on it. If that information becomes unavailable for any number of reasons, it has a detrimental effect on
your organization. We are just as subject to whims of Mother Nature as we ever were, and now
technology has become complex enough that it is difficult for anyone but the most specialized to know
enough about it to know how to make it resilient, redundant, and recoverable. In relation to SharePoint,
this book will give you the knowledge and guidance to mitigate this risk.