Planning for business continuity and disaster recovery can be a real challenge, so we have pulled this guide together to make things a bit easier for you.
This guide includes everything you need to know about planning or recovering from a disaster/unexpected event, to ensure you resume operations quickly without too much disruption or none at all.
In this guide you will find information on business continuity and disaster recovery management, storage and servers, networking, security, facilities and templates.
Good planning and management are key for business continuity and disaster recovery success
Everything you need to know about the management of your business continuity and disaster recovery plan.
Disaster recovery: Risk assessment and business impact analysis are key stages in disaster recovery planning, but where do they fit into the DR planning process? Continue Reading
Independent disaster recovery expert Paul Kirvan discusses staffing and training strategies for disaster recovery in this Expert Answer. Continue Reading
After you develop DR plans, disaster recovery awareness and testing strategies ensure the plan works and that everyone knows their role within it. Continue Reading
That old configuration and change management plan was unwieldy and out of reach, but the need for having one hasn't gone away. Continue Reading
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Recent storage and server developments ease BC/DR planning
Everything you need to know about storage and servers for business continuity and disaster recovery planning.
Asigra develops 'novel concept' for licensing cloud backup software -- it charges customers according to how much data they restore. Continue Reading
The data deduplication market is getting crowded and confusing. Avoid trouble by knowing where and how to use data deduplication. Continue Reading
VMware's disaster recovery manager SRM has two replication options: via the hypervisor or via storage. The choice involves scalability and cost. Continue Reading
Storage admins and vendors say they want virtual storage to act more like virtual machines, but is that possible? Continue Reading
Expert David Davis explains how storage administrators can avoid some common obstacles in managing storage for a virtual environment. Continue Reading
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Security an important part of BC/DR planning
Everything you need to know about security for business continuity and disaster recovery planning.
Listen to our podcast on making sure your organization’s data is secure and that you have adequate backup encryption for your critical information. Continue Reading
Streamlining identity and access management is essential to exploiting your organisation’s assets and employees’ productivity. Continue Reading
Network disaster recovery planning and building resilient networks
Everything you need to know about networking for business continuity and disaster recovery planning.
Virtual machine backup specialist Veeam has added WAN acceleration, storage array snapshots and other features to version 7 of its Backup & Replication virtual machine backup product Continue Reading
The most effective BC/DR exercise plans begin with choosing disaster scenarios for technology issues, particularly IT-focused ones. Continue Reading
BC/DR planning considerations for facilities
Everything you need to know about facilities for business continuity and disaster recovery planning.
Get the lowdown on using FM-200 systems for data center fire suppression, and whether or not they're a good choice for your company. Continue Reading
In this disaster recovery case study, one company details how it kept costs low while building a dependable backup system for its data centers. Continue Reading
Business continuity/disaster recovery planning templates
Everything you need to know about templates for business continuity and disaster recovery planning.
Develop effective staff-related disaster scenarios in your BC/DR exercise planning by focusing on the sudden loss of more than one key person. Continue Reading
A business impact analysis (BIA) is an important part of your business continuity plan. Learn how to create a business impact analysis in our top five tips collection. Continue Reading
In our IT risk assessment methodology guide, learn about how to perform a risk assessment and why it's an important part of disaster recovery planning. Continue Reading
Surrey law firm TWM builds VMware virtualised infrastructure with EMC VNX unified storage to enable disaster recovery best practice Continue Reading
Incident response plans are just as important as disaster recovery plans. Find out what you should put in your incident response plan with this free downloadable template. Continue Reading
Find out the proper steps business continuity planners need to take to develop and execute an emergency communications plan, and download our emergency communications plan template in this guide. Continue Reading