Honoring World Backup Day: A Countdown of Our Favorite BCDR Fails in Pop Culture

MARCH 18TH, 2019

Imagine you’re in a movie theater when you hear that familiar movie trailer voice say, “In a world where data rules, what can happen when things go wrong?” The short answer: not much, if you exist in popular culture where the hero always saves the day and rides off on a wave of glory. But as virtually every IT professional would attest, wreaking havoc in a data center only serves for a good plot line in the movies.

In honor of World Backup Day on March 31, Arcserve is counting down the worst IT disasters and cyberattacks in pop culture with a list of our favorite BCDR fails. What would you do if you were caught in one of these scenarios?



  • Skyfall - In this Bond movie, cyberterrorists attack the MI-6 headquarters and Bond comes out of retirement to track them down. How nice of him, right? In the real world, our IT pros are the real heroes who stop cybercriminals from executing data attacks.
  • Live Free or Die Hard - When a tech-savvy villain launches an attack on America’s corporate infrastructure, only Bruce Willis and Justin Long can stop him from bringing down the country’s critical infrastructure. Today, however, McClane’s old-school methods might not be enough to assure business continuity.

Each of these examples illustrate the power and importance of data – both on and off the big screen. Backup is no longer optional, and disaster recovery is no longer a “nice to have.” Get real-world tips on how you can protect your critical business data in our eBook, Smart Strategies for Business Continuity: An IT Survival Guide.

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