Investing in risk management means investing in business sustainability—designing a comprehensive business continuity and disaster recovery plan is about analyzing the impact of a business interruption on revenue.
Mapping out your business model, identifying key components essential to operations, developing and testing a strategy to efficiently recover and restore data and systems is an involved, long-term project that may take 12-18 months depending on the complexity of your organization.
Addressing high-level business drivers for designing, implementing and testing a business continuity and disaster recovery plan, this white paper makes a case for the investment while discussing the innate challenges, benefits and detriments of different solutions from the perspective of experienced IT and data security professionals.
Speaking directly to different compliance requirements, this paper addresses how to protect sensitive backup data within the parameters of standards set for the healthcare and e-commerce industries.
From there, this paper delves into different disaster recovery and offsite backup technical solutions, from traditional to virtualization (cloud-based disaster recovery), as well as considerations in seeking a disaster recovery as a service solution (DRaaS) provider. A case study of the switch from physical servers and traditional disaster recovery to a private cloud environment details the differences in cost, uptime, performance and more.
This white paper is ideal for executives and IT decision-makers seeking a primer as well as up-to-date information regarding disaster recovery best practices and specific technology recommendations.