How to Simulate a Disaster or Even Deliberately Create One

As every good disaster recovery practitioner knows, a DR plan must be tested if it is to have real credibility. DR managers are often limited to simulations of disasters, with varying degrees of effectiveness. In general, the two dimensions that you will seek to optimise in your disaster recovery planning are the realism of the simulation and the involvement of people in the organisation. Yet as we’ll see below there may still be one disaster that you can do for real – and without sending your enterprise into a tailspin. Read more