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ALSO CALLED: Disaster Management, IT Disaster Planning, Disaster Recovery Planning
DEFINITION: A disaster recovery plan (DRP) - sometimes referred to as a business continuity plan (BCP) or business process contingency plan (BPCP) - describes how an organization is to deal with potential disasters. Just as a disaster is an event that makes the continuation of normal functions impossible, a disaster recovery plan consists of the precautions taken so that the effects of a disaster will be minimized  … 
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Rethinking Server Virtualization: Breaking Performance and Manageability Barriers
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Company and Intel
WHITE PAPER: Server virtualization is an ever more important tool for reducing cost, increasing availability, and enhancing business agility. But for many organizations, the savings that come from server consolidation are the primary reason for server virtualization.
Posted: 17 Jul 2009 | Published: 23 Apr 2009

Hewlett Packard Company and Intel

Enterprise Backup and Recovery Considerations: How to Maintain Your Restore-Readiness
sponsored by Sirius Computer Solutions
WHITE PAPER: IT systems are vulnerable to a variety of disruptions. This paper will focus on common processes and procedures that should be part of any effective enterprise backup/restore system.
Posted: 08 Jul 2009 | Published: 26 Jun 2009

Sirius Computer Solutions

Disaster Recovery Planning for BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Microsoft Exchange
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: This document provides an overview of BlackBerry® Enterprise Server components and is intended to help administrators prepare for the design and delivery of disaster recovery procedures for the BlackBerry environment.
Posted: 22 Jun 2009 | Published: 18 Mar 2009

BlackBerry

Virtualization and the Midsize Organization: How Much Does It Help?
sponsored by HP, Intel, & VMware
WHITE PAPER: This IDC paper addresses concerns specific to midsize organizations and presents how virtualization improves their business.
Posted: 05 Jun 2009 | Published: 02 Feb 2009

HP, Intel, & VMware

Business Continuity Planning IT Survival Guide
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This survival guide will help you and your company start to plan an effective business continuity plan. The end result should be a reduction in risk factors and to minimize the impact of disasters that are out of your control.
Posted: 28 May 2009 | Published: 05 Dec 2008

CA Technologies.

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery with CA Recovery Management and VMware Infrastructure
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This article will take a look at the different trends that companies are seeing in response to the expansion of IT systems that has emerged in response to the growth of mission critical business processes. Learn how CA Recovery Management and VMware Infrastructure can help you effectively respond to these challenges and opportunities.
Posted: 28 May 2009 | Published: 28 May 2009

CA Technologies.

Comprehensive Data Protection and Disaster Recovery for VMware Virtual Infrastructure
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this solution brief to learn how the Dell EqualLogic PS Series' bundled Auto-Snapshot Manager and Auto-Replication features are used to effectively integrate with VMware for scalable online data protection of the complete virtual infrastructure. This paper also discusses protection and simplification for the virtual environment.
Posted: 13 May 2009 | Published: 13 May 2009

Dell, Inc.

Virtualization Technologies and Their Impact On Disaster Recovery Planning
sponsored by Double-Take Software
WHITE PAPER: The need to protect these virtualized systems is paramount and in situations where companies are looking to reduce the costs associated with disaster recovery planning, virtualization can enable easier recovery without a great deal of additional cost. Read this white paper for more information from Double-Take Software.
Posted: 01 May 2009 | Published: 31 Mar 2009

Double-Take Software

Thinking Beyond Tape: The Case Against Tape Backup
sponsored by Double-Take Software
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explores the high cost, complexity and potentially dangerous shortcomings of a backup strategy based only on tape backup. When recoverability matters, depend on Double-Take Software to dynamically move, protect, and recover your critical applications.
Posted: 01 May 2009 | Published: 29 Feb 2008

Double-Take Software

The What, How and Where of Deduplication
sponsored by Spectra Logic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper is as an introduction to data deduplication, answering the what, how, and where of this storage technique. Data deduplication is a method of reducing the amount of duplicate copies of data on your system. It makes a whole lot of sense - instead of storing multiple copies of an item, stores the data once.
Posted: 19 Mar 2009 | Published: 01 May 2008

Spectra Logic Corporation

Media Lifecycle Management Best Practices
sponsored by Spectra Logic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This White Paper describes the best practices for managing tape media throughout its lifecycle to minimize data loss. Best practices include the implementation of proper processes, user training and tape handling.
Posted: 19 Mar 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Spectra Logic Corporation

Is Deduplication Right For You?
sponsored by Spectra Logic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Is deduplication right for you? With all the industry excitement about data deduplication, this is a question you need to ask. This paper reviews the specific benefits of deduplication and how you can evaluate your organization's data in terms of deduplication's potential advantages.
Posted: 19 Mar 2009 | Published: 01 May 2008

Spectra Logic Corporation

HP StorageWorks SAN Virtualization Services Platform: Simplifying Heterogeneous Storage Virtualization
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Read this report and learn the results of ESG Lab testing of the HP StorageWorks SAN Virtualization Services Platform (SVSP) with a focus on the fundamentals of heterogeneous storage virtualization including centralized management, ease of use, thin provisioning, data mobility and capacity-efficient point-in-time snapshots.
Posted: 16 Mar 2009 | Published: 16 Mar 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

Comparative Management Cost Survey: Workload Weighting for Mid-range Storage Array Administrators
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Data center and storage administrators will find this white paper to be a valuable source on the time and cost savings, from a storage administrator's perspective, that can be realized from using StorageWorks EVA as compared to competing solutions from EMC and NetApp.
Posted: 16 Mar 2009 | Published: 23 Feb 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

Virtually Effortless Backup for VMware Environments
sponsored by FalconStor Software
WHITE PAPER: VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB) improves virtual server backup, but there are a number of limitations. FalconStor Software has a solution that works with VCB while overcoming these limitations. Using this solution, you can quickly and efficiently back up virtual machines and retain transactional consistency, without management complexity.
Posted: 09 Mar 2009 | Published: 09 Mar 2009

FalconStor Software

Coping with the Explosion of Data in Life Sciences Research: How Storage Is Managed Will Either Advance-- or Slow--the Pace of Biomedical Discovery
sponsored by Ocarina Networks
WHITE PAPER: Ocarina's ECOsystem is a solution that inserts transparently as part of a data center's storage infrastructure.
Posted: 23 Jan 2009 | Published: 23 Jan 2009

Ocarina Networks

Five Cost-Effective Ways to Enable Fast Recovery
sponsored by i365, makers of Evault
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reviews options for a multifaceted recovery strategy, ensuring that your key systems are protected with maximum efficiency at minimal cost.
Posted: 21 Jan 2009 | Published: 20 Jan 2009

i365, makers of Evault

Geographic Factors for Data Center Site Selection
sponsored by FORTRUST LLC
WHITE PAPER: This paper highlights the geographic advantages inherent in establishing data center operations in Colorado, addressing major events and probabilities of natural disasters.
Posted: 20 Nov 2008 | Published: 20 Nov 2008

FORTRUST LLC

Moving to Disk-based Backup? Seven Key Questions to Ask
sponsored by ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Backing up to disk instead of tape eliminates the hassles of tape, provides faster backups and restores, improves security and streamlines operations. Learn about the 7 critical questions to ask when considering a move to disk-based backup.
Posted: 20 Nov 2008 | Published: 20 Oct 2008

ExaGrid Systems, Inc.

VMware Solutions for Small to Medium Businesses: Ensuring Rapid, Reliable and Affordable Disaster Recovery
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: VMware Infrastructure transforms disaster recovery by providing you fast, reliable and cost-effective disaster recovery. Why suffer from the slow, expensive and unreliable problems associated with traditional disaster recovery solution?
Posted: 20 Nov 2008 | Published: 20 Nov 2008

VMware, Inc.

Beyond Disaster Recovery: Becoming a Resilient Business
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn how to determine risks, calculate impact, evaluate your current structure's response and test overall resiliency.
Posted: 27 Oct 2008 | Published: 27 Oct 2008

IBM

eGuide: The Benefits of Virtualization for Your DR Plan
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide will show how utilizing virtualization technologies can improve your DR plan, and will also serve as a checklist on what to be aware of when choosing the right solutions for your virtualized environment.
Posted: 22 Oct 2008 | Published: 22 Oct 2008

VMware, Inc.

Disaster Recovery Solutions from VMware: Transforming Disaster Recovery - VMware Infrastructure for Rapid, Reliable and Cost-Effective Disaster Recovery
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: VMware Infrastructure is transforming the way disaster recovery is done today and in the future; it changes the disaster recovery paradigm to one that is cost effective, rapid and reliable.
Posted: 20 Oct 2008 | Published: 18 Oct 2008

VMware, Inc.

Hurricane Preparedness: Is Your Organization Ready?
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This executive guide contains a detailed list of what you can do to prepare your organization before, during and after a hurricane.
Posted: 14 Oct 2008 | Published: 11 Oct 2008

Iron Mountain

5 Steps toward Disaster Preparedness
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: For small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), the impacts of a disaster can result in loss of or lack of access to data, applications, and work facilities. This paper explains five key steps to consider when implementing a program for your company.
Posted: 25 Sep 2008 | Published: 25 Sep 2008

Cisco Systems, Inc.
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DISASTER PLANNING DEFINITION (continued): …  and the organization will be able to either maintain or quickly resume mission-critical functions. Typically, disaster recovery planning involves an analysis of business processes and continuity needs; it may also include a significant focus on disaster prevention.Ask your questions about disaster recovery at ITKnowledgeExchange.comDisaster recovery is becoming an increasingly important aspect of enterprise computing. As devices, systems, and networks become ever more complex, there are simply more things that can go wrong. As a consequence, recovery plans have also become more complex. According … 
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