OverviewDisaster Recovery Planning is the act of formulating a program that would be followed in the event a catostrophic event should occur that would severely disrupt a business. A Disaster Recovery Plan (or DRP) is assembled with step-by-step instructions on the actions that should be taken to ensure continuity of business systems in the event of a disaster. The DRP is a document which is meant to suppliment an organizations broader Business Continuity Plan (BCP).
Why Should You Plan for Disaster?Disaster can strike any organization, and it can hit in a variety of different forms. Whether it be a ransomware attack that encrypts all of your organizations critical data, or a natural disaster causes power loss to the location your servers are hosted in, critical disasters can hit organizations of all shapes and sizes.
The Disaster Recovery Planning process provides a litany of benefits to organizations. It allows upper management to see the process in which systems would be restored in the event of a disaster, and clarity as to how long that process would take. For IT professionals it provides a clear directive as to how to proceed in the event a disaster should occur and exactly which systems should be given priority to restore.