Category Archives: Disaster Recovery

Put a Reptile in Your IT Disaster Recovery Planning

Alligators in your APIs? Cobras in your cloud backups? Not quite.

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Disaster Recovery Economics and How the Poor Get Poorer

When disaster strikes, the poor are typically worse off afterwards. Although statistics for enterprises are harder to come by, a recent survey by The Pew Charitable Trusts indicated that 63 percent of Americans (individuals) would not be able to pay … Continue reading

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Is Your Disaster Recovery Truly Part of Your Business Continuity?

While IT disaster recovery is technically part of a larger, overall business continuity plan, the two things can sometimes drift apart.

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Disaster Recovery and Shift Left Testing

What good is disaster recovery planning if there is no testing? Testing your plans and preparations is a vital part of DR, but the next question is – how (or when) should that testing be done?

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The Difference Between BaaS and DRaaS

Can you use a Backup-as-a-Service solution as a Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service solution? After all, your online backups are (or should be) neatly stored in the cloud, and you can include not only data files, but also configuration information and even applications.

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Should You Take Containerisation for Disaster Recovery Further?

There is something attractive about containers (the software versions) in terms of resilience and recovery from disasters. The idea is to package up applications with everything they need to run, except for the basic operating system.

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Disaster Recovery Millennial-Style – Don’t Let DR Become “tl;dr”!

Unless you have been living an extraordinarily sheltered life (which is difficult to do in business), the concept of millennials will probably be familiar to you. Millennials are people born at some time during the period 1980 to 2000 (although … Continue reading

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Disaster Recovery and When “Back to Normal” Isn’t Enough

When IT systems go down, operations grind to a halt. Hence the importance of good disaster recovery planning to be sure that business critical applications can be restarted as soon as possible, with any data loss remaining within acceptable limits. … Continue reading

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In Search of Disaster Recovery Excellence (but not Perfection)

How good must your disaster recovery be? “Good enough” is probably the best answer. Perfection is unlikely to be required, hospital operating rooms and nuclear power stations aside. The law of diminishing returns means that perfection or anything too close … Continue reading

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What Disaster Recovery Testing Can Miss and Why

Disaster recovery testing before an incident occurs is a must. Whether you test to check or test to improve, waiting until a catastrophe happens before unveiling your plan is a sure way to fail. However, a test environment is usually … Continue reading

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