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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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Disaster Planning Reports
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Performance Evaluation Criteria for Hyperconverged Infrastructure
sponsored by Nutanix
WHITE PAPER: 85% of IT pros surveyed currently use hyperconverged infrastructures (HCI) technology or plan to over the next 12 months. In this vendor-neutral Enterprise Strategy Group report, Senior Analyst Mike Leone explores why organizations are adopting HCI and gives you 3 key questions to evaluate HCI performance for yourself.
Posted: 21 Mar 2017 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Nutanix

5 Cornerstones to Devising Your Backup & Continuity Defense
sponsored by Unitrends
EBOOK: Inside, learn 5 cornerstones to devising your single-point backup and continuity defense plan.
Posted: 13 Mar 2017 | Published: 13 Mar 2017

Unitrends

Multiple Cloud Connectivity and Recovery Options Gives This Backup Software A Leg-Up
sponsored by Quest
WHITE PAPER: While backing your data up is crucial, it means nothing if you don't have a way to recover that information quickly and easily. In this white paper, learn about a program that lets you do just that, as well as the flexibility to restore VMs to different hypervisors, multiple physical and virtual restore options.
Posted: 10 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Quest

The 7 New Rules of Backup and Recovery
sponsored by Unitrends
EBOOK: In this e-book, learn the 7 rules every storage admin should follow to upgrade their DR to a new solution-focused program that meets the digital challenges of today—as well as the ones arriving tomorrow. Learn the importance of DR simplicity, automation, and more by clicking inside.
Posted: 10 Mar 2017 | Published: 10 Mar 2017

Unitrends

Ransomware: Everything You Need to Know
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn about ransomware and the different ways it can attack your systems. Find out how to foil ransomware attacks with disaster recovery strategies, respond to an ongoing ransomware attack, recover from attacks that have already entered your system, and more.
Posted: 01 Mar 2017 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Cisco Systems, Inc.

When Downtime Takes a Bite out of Your Budget
sponsored by Globalscape
EBOOK: Unplanned downtime and data loss will ultimately affect an organization's bottom line. Discover how to develop a robust data protection strategy that helps defend your most critical assets and learn how to create visibility into data transfers, meet compliance, simplify disaster recovery, and more.
Posted: 27 Feb 2017 | Published: 27 Feb 2017

Globalscape

Disaster Recovery Guide: DR in Virtualized Environments
sponsored by Macquarie Cloud Services
WHITE PAPER: Download this essential DR guide to gain insight into the challenges, needs, strategies, and available solutions for disaster recovery and business continuity in 2017, especially for modern, virtualized environments and the public cloud. Additionally, view a BD/DR technology comparison, and fully automated replication architecture.
Posted: 27 Feb 2017 | Published: 27 Feb 2017

Macquarie Cloud Services

Automated Cloud Migration and DR for Multi-tier, Physical and Virtual Production Apps
sponsored by CloudVelox
WHITE PAPER: There is a hybrid cloud tool that not only covers all of the processes in involved in cloud migration, but automates them as well. Access this white paper to take a quick look at One Hybrid Cloud software and see what hybrid cloud is capable of.
Posted: 24 Feb 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

CloudVelox

What To Do When 'It Should Never Happen' Happens: Guide to Writing a Disaster Recovery Plan
sponsored by Macquarie Cloud Services
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to establish a well-written DRP with 9 essential steps that ensure you reduce financial losses, minimize downtime, and keep customers on your side. Read on to assess the effectiveness of your current DRP (if you have one), and benchmark your current strategies against those illustrated here.
Posted: 24 Feb 2017 | Published: 24 Feb 2017

Macquarie Cloud Services

Affordability and Reliability Are The Two Key Phrases When It Comes to Disaster Recovery Plans
sponsored by Iron Mountain
EGUIDE: Discover how consistent and thorough testing of your DR plan can prevent any major outages from happening in this expert guide. Read on to find out some quick and easy ways to put together a DR initiative without breaking the bank.
Posted: 23 Feb 2017 | Published: 22 Feb 2017

Iron Mountain

Why Being Confident in Your Disaster Recovery Plan is Key to Stopping New and Rising Threats
sponsored by Iron Mountain
EGUIDE: As the threat landscape evolves, you need to be able to change with it. In this expert guide, learn some of the ways ransomware operates in order to ready yourself for what may be an inevitable attack. Then, read about what tactics other companies use that allow them to be confident in the strength of their disaster recovery plan.
Posted: 22 Feb 2017 | Published: 22 Feb 2017

Iron Mountain

Tips and Tricks To Simplifying Disaster Recovery in The Cloud
sponsored by Iron Mountain
EGUIDE: Learn how you can make disaster recovery (DR) in the cloud a little easier in this expert-eguid which provides 3 simple steps to placing, securing, and retrieving data in the cloud. Then, learn some of the lessons about cloud DR that we've learned in 2016.
Posted: 22 Feb 2017 | Published: 22 Feb 2017

Iron Mountain

Why You Should Build A Solid Transition Plan Before Moving DR Offerings
sponsored by Iron Mountain
EGUIDE: In this expert-guide, learn about the 9 critical assessment areas when vetting DRaaS vendors, and why a change-management plan can keep you from collapsing into chaos when moving from one DR program to another.
Posted: 21 Feb 2017 | Published: 21 Feb 2017

Iron Mountain

Pilot Light DR for Amazon Web Services
sponsored by CloudVelox
DATA SHEET: Speed, safety, and cost are all central concerns surrounding disaster recovery (DR). This is where cloud comes into play. Access this data sheet to learn about the key functions that cloud-based DR for AWS delivers and how they'll impact your business.
Posted: 20 Feb 2017 | Published: 20 Feb 2017

CloudVelox

Unified IT Alerting To Help You Contact Problem Solvers and Reassure Customers Faster
sponsored by EverBridge Inc.
WEBCAST: Tune into this webcast to learn about a platform that allows you to not only automatically notify the right people to get your system back online in the event of downtime or a disaster with IT alerting, but also inform your customers on resolution progress.
Posted: 20 Feb 2017 | Premiered: Jul 25, 2016

EverBridge Inc.

Reduce the Time it Takes to Resolve IT Issues and Restore IT Services With Communication Integration
sponsored by EverBridge Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper discover a program that lets you connect the right on-call personnel with the right information to get restoration done faster. Learn how you can get detailed report and incident notifications and responses, manage group and shift calendars from one place, and more.
Posted: 20 Feb 2017 | Published: 20 Feb 2017

EverBridge Inc.

IT Alerting To Reduce Mean Time to Resolution and Restore IT Services Faster
sponsored by EverBridge Inc.
WHITE PAPER: When you face a major IT problem do you know how you're going to keep your customers calm and your response team informed? In this white paper learn about a cloud-based platform that helps you do just that with the ability to reach out through multiple platforms, automated escalation of alerts, and more.
Posted: 20 Feb 2017 | Published: 20 Feb 2017

EverBridge Inc.

The 2017 State of IT Incident Management
sponsored by EverBridge Inc.
EBOOK: Everyone knows the best way to solve a problem is by anticipating it and treating it preemptively. Inside this white paper, you'll find the state of incident management for 2017 and learn what you can anticipate for the coming year.
Posted: 17 Feb 2017 | Published: 17 Feb 2017

EverBridge Inc.

10 Reasons Why Your IT Incidents Aren't Resolved Faster
sponsored by EverBridge Inc.
WHITE PAPER: When disaster strikes, one of the most important aspects of your recovery strategy is communication. Access this white paper to learn the top 10 reasons why your IT incidents are taking time to resolve and how improving your communication strategy helps prepare you to handle the unexpected.
Posted: 17 Feb 2017 | Published: 17 Feb 2017

EverBridge Inc.

DevOps in an Unplanned World
sponsored by EverBridge Inc.
EBOOK: Although development and operations have made strides to improve collaboration and accountability, forming DevOps in the process, there is still plenty of room for things to fall apart. Access this e-book to learn how to prevent communications disaster and ultimately save your bottom line.
Posted: 17 Feb 2017 | Published: 17 Feb 2017

EverBridge Inc.

Responding to Data Center Outages: 6 Keys to Developing an Effective Response Plan
sponsored by EverBridge Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Data Center outages cost your business both time and money, you need to be able to get back online as fast as possible. Discover 6 steps to developing a comprehensive and effective plan to identify and respond to data center outages in this white paper.
Posted: 16 Feb 2017 | Published: 16 Feb 2017

EverBridge Inc.

IT Notification and On-Call Management Tools: Build it, or Buy it?
sponsored by EverBridge Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Digital transformation has made IT snafus more problematic than ever before, which in turn makes alerting the people who can get your programs back up and running mission-critical. In this white paper, learn about the pros and cons of building or buying an IT notification tool.
Posted: 15 Feb 2017 | Published: 15 Feb 2017

EverBridge Inc.

How to Sell Disaster Recovery
sponsored by Solarwinds N-able
EBOOK: Selling disaster recovery can be tough, so click inside this e-book to learn some strategies for reaching your customers, like, deciding which pricing model is best for you, how to create a solid sales-pitch, and more.
Posted: 15 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Solarwinds N-able

From Routine To Crisis: Handling an Escalating IT Incident
sponsored by EverBridge Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Do you have a plan in place to keep a simple IT problem from turning into a full-blown crisis? Read this white paper to learn several essential methods of improving your disaster recovery process.
Posted: 15 Feb 2017 | Published: 15 Feb 2017

EverBridge Inc.

Navigating the Data Center: Building a Shutdown Procedure and New Networking Architecture
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: Although policy and process are critical for modern IT, data center admins are often unprepared to shut off things when the need arises. Download now to conceive and test a proper data center shutdown procedure; you'll also discover how to navigate the troubles modern data center networking architectures pose.
Posted: 09 Feb 2017 | Published: 06 Feb 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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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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