Essential guide to business continuity and disaster recovery plans
Business continuity and disaster recovery planning is frequently overlooked, avoided or procrastinated into oblivion. Every year, many readers report that they are not confident in their organization’s ability to recover following a disaster. They frequently cite a lack of support from management because BC/DR planning can be expensive and there is no immediate return on investment. It’s often compared to buying insurance — investing in something you hope you will never need. But, it doesn’t have to be that way.
Business continuity and disaster recovery planning can and should be integrated with your day-to-day operations. Over the past few years, DR planning has become more affordable and easier thanks to advancements in technologies. Creative planners are finding ways to integrate disaster recovery with other essential operations to streamline processes.
This guide offers a collection of our best business continuity and disaster recovery content. You’ll find information on BC/DR planning and management ; server, storage, networking and security technologies; and free downloadable templates that simplify the planning process.
1 Planning/management –
Good planning and management are key for business continuity and disaster recovery success
Disaster recovery and business continuity planning isn’t a one-time event. Good DR/BC requires ongoing management. This section offers information on conducting business impact analyses and risk assessments, how to form an incident response plan, personnel issues and training, DR testing, change management, and BC/DR standards.
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2 Storage and servers –
Recent storage and server developments ease BC/DR planning
Enterprise operations can grind to a halt without access to data, so it is important to have a strategy in place that allows you to get back up and running quickly following an outage. Advancements in server and storage technologies have streamlined business continuity and disaster recovery in recent years. Learn more about backup, snapshot, replication and how server virtualization can ease BC/DR by reading the articles in this section.
Business continuity and DR are not just for enterprises anymore. With cloud DR, even the smallest company can ensure it is ready in the event of a disaster. Continue Reading