Disaster Recovery – Overview

Most businesses stay very busy working on projects that support the growth of that business. Many companies do not have a Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) or Business Continuity Plan (BCP). Often there is a desire for a DRP, but the level of effort and/or cost required to create a DRP can cause this project to have a low priority relative to other more immediate projects. A DRP is viewed as "nice to have" or "just a nuance that will not be used", and not as critical business component.
Disaster recovery is the process of regaining access to the data, hardware and software necessary to resume critical business operations after a natural or human-induced disaster. A disaster recovery plan should also include plans for coping with the unexpected or sudden loss of key personnel. However, for this discussion, the focus is data protection. A disaster recovery plan is part of a larger process known as business continuity planning.
That is, until there is a failure that causes a significant outage or loss of data (often at a significant cost to the business). It is our opinion that every company would benefit from both a DRP and a BCP. Companies purchase insurance to protect their business. Investing in a DRP and BCP is just as important for most businesses.
Design and Planning
Real-Time Replication
Offsite Data Protection