Disaster Recovery is the ability to respond to an interruption in services by implementing a disaster recovery plan to restore an organization’s critical business functions.
Disaster recovery planning is the technological piece of business continuity planning. This is meant to include the plans and preparations which are necessary to minimize loss and ensure continuity of the critical business functions of an organization in the event of disaster.
Attacks from terrorism, hackers, computer viruses and natural disasters have led to an increased focus on preparing for disasters.
Disaster recovery strategies include an alternate site (hot, warm, and cold sites); redundant data centers; disaster insurance; business impact analyses; and legal liabilities.
What if this was to happen:
- Natural Disasters (Earthquake, Fire, Flood, Storms)
- Terrorist Acts (Weapons of Mass Destruction)
- Power Disruptions, Power Failure
- Computer Software or Hardware Failures
- Computer Shutdowns due to Hackers, Viruses, etc.
- Processing Shutdowns
- Labor Strife (Walkouts, Shutdowns)
Once you have determined the potential events your next step is to look at the impacts of each event and the magnitude of the resulting disruptions. This critical activity will determine which scenarios are most likely to occur and what recovery processes should be implemented.
Comprehensive Disaster Recovery Planning
Our technical planning team can help you create and develop a deep understanding of your data protection needs by putting it into a highly organized and thorough action plan.