For smaller companies, if you remember a few years back, we had Mozy purchased by EMC, these are useful for small amounts of data where you can send it across the network to a home connection. When you're increasing the amount of data you're backing up, because the backup itself is incremental or block-level, or file-level, depending on how its done, that's all fine and dandy, the data is protected. Accessibility when you need the data becomes the issue,
There are a number of technologies we can leverage from a best practices standpoint. Obviously, each technology will have to fit the need, and we're talking about the volume of data that's backed up. Traditionally, we'd use tape, today, we'd use more and more disk. And some instances, in small environments, you can use removable media. With that said, the one common element to all of these is that data needs to be taken elsewhere, offsite, or away from the main location.
The Appropriations Act requires that 50% of CDBG-DR funds must be used for activities that benefit persons of low- and moderate-income. The provision can only be waived by the Secretary of HUD, and even then, only when a compelling need is specifically identified.
HUD elected not to make a direct allocation to local governmental entities in our state. Instead, the funds were allocated to the State and will be administered by the our state Department of Community Affairs.
In our state, HUD mandates that 80% of the CDBG-DR funds be spent in the nine most storm-impacted and distressed counties. Other communities will also benefit from the Action Plan's contemplated programs.