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The concept of IT Business Continuity Disaster Recovery (BCDR) has been established for quite a while now. However, the actual implementation of it varies across solutions, vendors, and industries. It might look very easy on the surface: plan, backup, replicate and testing.
Sounds simple? Not so fast. According to Gartner, "80% of organizations aim for higher levels of operational maturity will fail without the proper implementation of BCDR management planning tools".
Before we try to implement an appropriate BCDR plan for the company, it is imperative to understand the need for it. We need to know what are the goals of BCDR for the company.
Surviving unplanned events
Whether it is a natural disaster or a technical outage, one must protect themselves from it. It is very important to save your vital information and data for unforeseen circumstances. This shall help you survive the worst of the times and will not affect the reputation of your company.
Assuring IT continuity through regular operations
The best part of creating a BCDR plan is that besides various outages that it saves you from, it also helps you run unremittingly. It assures business continuity and helps you run longer in the race.
It not only gives you stability and agility to your business but also helps you continue your business unremittingly. They help you survive the worst of the situations and also continue the operations without any pause.
Know the most common pitfalls of IT Disaster Recovery and seven rules for a successful DR:
- Focus on replicating applications and user services
- Establish an on and off-site enterprise
- Automate recovery procedures
- Testing regularly
- Secure backed-up environment
- Select your BCDR partner wisely
This whitepaper is for CIO, IT managers and IT engineers who plan to implement and improve disaster recovery in their data centers. Know the various ways to continue your business and rev up the performance and efficiency of your team.