Are You Prepared for Disasters?

What is a Disaster Recovery Plan

Every organization is reliant upon technological resources for their survival, and should have a comprehensive Business Continuity Plan (BCP) in place to ensure the constant certainty when unexpected emergencies occur. A BCP will help your organization determine how to recover your data and which procedure to use for a Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP).

A DRP are documented procedures used to recover and safeguard your business IT infrastructure in the event of a disaster. Plans on paper are great, but if they are not actually tested, what benefit would it bring to your organization? This is why 2Secure suggests that the final stage of every organization’s DRP should be the testing stage. The testing stage should have different scenarios using hardware, software, and site location failures. These plans should be updated and tested quarterly to make sure you are providing the best protection.

Benefits of having a DRP

  • [icon type=”chevron-circle-right” class=”fa-li accent”]Saves you time and money by knowing your prepared before a disaster hits
  • [icon type=”chevron-circle-right” class=”fa-li accent”]Improves Up-Time
  • [icon type=”chevron-circle-right” class=”fa-li accent”]Improves Efficiency

Types of Plans

  • [icon type=”chevron-circle-right” class=”fa-li accent”]Mapping of critical applications
  • [icon type=”chevron-circle-right” class=”fa-li accent”]UPS presence and configuration
  • [icon type=”chevron-circle-right” class=”fa-li accent”]Establishing backup & restore policies
  • [icon type=”chevron-circle-right” class=”fa-li accent”]Hardware configuration i.e server memory, hard drive configuration (RAID)
  • [icon type=”chevron-circle-right” class=”fa-li accent”]Hard drive partitioning
  • [icon type=”chevron-circle-right” class=”fa-li accent”]Using virtualization