Studies from the Disaster Recovery Preparedness Council show that an overwhelming majority of companies would fail in the event of a data disaster. The reason for this is simply misunderstanding and misinformation. Check out these easy-to-understand pointers on disaster recovery basics to help improve your company’s disaster recovery plan.
A disaster recovery plan (DRP) is a plan set up to manage and retain as many assets as possible in the event, and in the aftermath, of a cyber event that threatens or destroys all or part of a company’s digital resources. According to Computer Weekly, elements that will determine how to create your DRP include people, physical facilities, physical technology, data and suppliers. If your car were to break down in the middle of a road trip, your DRP would be the systems you’ve previously arranged to help manage, i.e. AAA, spare tires and more.
The Business Continuity Institute defines the term as “the capability of the organization to continue delivery of products or services at acceptable predefined levels following a disruptive incident.” In the car breakdown scenario, your business continuity would be the rental car service that helps you continue your trip.
Roger Mellman, the solutions architect at LightEdge solutions, wrote in the Kansas City Business Journal, “By confusing data backup and recoverability, organizations put themselves at a greater risk of losing data.” As the core to your DRP, a data backup plan has a lot of weight in the event of a data disaster, but cannot act as the sole solution. It is essential for businesses to regularly perform complete data backups while the system is performing properly. Data backups can be compared to the vehicle insurance coverage you have in case of an accident.
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