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Time to Get Your Disaster Recovery Plan Straight?

Time is money, as they say, and it is also a key factor in IT disaster recovery. Take, for instance, the well-known recovery time objective or RTO, which defines how fast you should get back to normal operations after an … Continue reading

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How Close to the Wind Can You Sail with Disaster Recovery?

Disaster recovery has a cost, whether you measure it in money, time, or effort. It’s a cost that starts in the planning stage, before any disaster happens (hopefully), but it’s also supposed to be an investment or an insurance, in … Continue reading

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Does Disaster Recovery of Big Data Make Sense?

Big data is all around us and getting bigger by the minute. As enterprises and organizations, we produce big data ourselves through internal system logs, online sales sites, and “digital exhaust” of different kinds, although our individual output is only … Continue reading

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Why Today’s Disaster Recovery Test May be Invalid Tomorrow

Test, test, test. Any disaster recovery plan worth its salt must be tested, and any shortcomings revealed by the test must be rectified. That’s how we make DR plans that are robust, relevant, and effective – as long as the … Continue reading

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Disaster Recovery or Cyber Insurance – Is It a Choice?

There are four ways of handling a risk, such as the failure of one of your IT systems. The first is to accept it, for example, if it is a non-critical system that you can fix next week. The second … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Fail at Disaster Recovery

Sometimes we get so busy trying to do things right that we get blindsided to some of the things we might be doing wrong. Doing things right can be considered as necessary, but not sufficient. Not doing things wrong (you’ll … Continue reading

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Is MTPD in Disaster Recovery as Simple as It Sounds?

MTPD, just to remind you, stands for Maximum Tolerable Period of Disruption. It’s a metric that gets less publicity than RTO (recovery time objective) and RPO (recovery time objective) and there is a reason, if not an excuse, for that. … Continue reading

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How Gamification of Disaster Recovery Might Help Your Enterprise

For IT managers responsible for recovery after an IT incident, DR is often anything but a game. After all, with so many businesses critically dependent on their IT, any attempt to make RTO and RPO “fun” might seem seriously out … Continue reading

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Making the Link from Disaster Recovery SLAs back to Business Value

Service level agreements are a common feature of enterprise IT. They include guarantees of specified levels of availability and uptime, application response time, end-user support and problem resolution, and – of course – those DR staples of RTO and RPO. … Continue reading

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Disaster Recovery Services – Checking Up

Would it surprise you to know that enterprises often spend around 25% of their information technology budget on disaster recovery solutions? With all that’s at stake including the survival in the market, companies can’t afford to get it wrong. While … Continue reading

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