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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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Is Your Complete Restoration Plan on Track?
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to learn how finding the right storage partner can help you ensure your data is protected and accessible and put your mind at ease. Read on to discover what to look for in an offsite partner, explore key DR concerns to determine how your existing strategy holds up and more.
Posted: 01 Mar 2012 | Published: 01 Mar 2012

Iron Mountain

Plan Now, Worry Less After
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper for a guide to compiling a successful post-disaster checklist. Receive 4 post-disaster musts, learn 3 keys to staying afloat following a disaster, discover the importance of internal communication during downtime and more.
Posted: 01 Mar 2012 | Published: 01 Mar 2012

Iron Mountain

Who's Got the Talent? Build an A-List Backup Team
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: The key to a successful disaster recovery strategy is planning. Read this white paper to learn about the importance of being proactive about potential problems, discover how you can properly rehearse for disaster and understand the importance of knowing who's in charge of what when the time comes. Read on for more.
Posted: 29 Feb 2012 | Published: 29 Feb 2012

Iron Mountain

The (Business) Day After: Making a Double Rebound from Disaster
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This white paper has today's best practices and keys to help you get back on your feet even if your backup data has been lost. Receive a backup maintenance checklist with key questions to ask regarding your backup strategies, discover common backup challenges and more. Read on to ensure you're prepared for the worst.
Posted: 28 Feb 2012 | Published: 28 Feb 2012

Iron Mountain

Essential Guide to Disaster Recovery
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: With the mushrooming of disaster recovery technology in the past few years, your excuses for not having a DR plan are falling away. Use this Essential Guide to learn how to take advantage of new technologies that make the disaster recovery provision and planning process easier than it’s ever been.
Posted: 14 Feb 2012 | Published: 07 Feb 2012

SearchStorage.com

Virtualization Backup Tools
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EBRIEF: This expert briefing from SearchServerVirtualization.com explains how physical and virtual backups differ and offers advice for integrating these two essential processes. Discover key criteria to consider when evaluating your various market options and find out how your backup technology fits into your larger disaster recovery plan.
Posted: 09 Feb 2012 | Published: 09 Feb 2012

SearchDataCenter.com

Disaster Recovery E-Brief
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EGUIDE: Featuring a detailed list of everything you need to establish an effective DR strategy, this resource featuring expert Paul Kirvan has all of the information you need to get started developing and managing a successful DR plan. Read on for today's best practices and newest DR strategies.
Posted: 16 Jan 2012 | Published: 16 Jan 2012

SearchStorage.com

CW+: IDC Report - Enterprise disaster recovery for SMBs
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: Data protection and recovery are mature technologies today, and businesses of all shapes and sizes are busy protecting their data in any way they can.
Posted: 20 Oct 2011 | Published: 06 Jan 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

FAQ Guide: Tape Vaulting: Best practices to consider for offsite tape storage
sponsored by Iron Mountain
EGUIDE: In this FAQ Guide, David Chapa, senior analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group, discusses some best practices for tape vaulting. Find out the costs of tape vaulting services, how offsite tape storage costs are determined, how to negotiate your SLAs, and whether or not you should encrypt your tapes before you ship them offsite.
Posted: 29 Feb 2012 | Published: 24 May 2011

Iron Mountain

DR in the Cloud: A Good Choice for Your Company?
sponsored by CommVault Systems, Inc.
EGUIDE: Check out this E-Guide to learn about today's top cloud DR concerns, understand security issues regarding cloud DR and determine if moving disaster recovery operations to the cloud is the right move for your organization.
Posted: 21 Feb 2012 | Published: 21 Feb 2012

CommVault Systems, Inc.

Eguide: Avoiding 9 Common Threats to Your Company
sponsored by CommVault Systems, Inc.
EGUIDE: When developing a disaster recovery plan, there are two critical questions that must be answered in order to determine the most effective and cost-efficient recovery strategy for your business. Check out this DR 101 E-Guide to learn what these questions are, and to learn about the risk assessment process and today's top threats to IT.
Posted: 20 Feb 2012 | Published: 20 Feb 2012

CommVault Systems, Inc.

The Essentials Series: Solving Network Problems Before They Occur - How to Use SNMP in Network Problem Resolution
sponsored by Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
WHITE PAPER: The Simple Network Management Protocol can help you get a clear view into your network. Network visibility is one of the most important ways you can quickly find and eliminate issues and ensure that your network is doing everything it’s supposed to.
Posted: 13 Feb 2012 | Published: 13 Feb 2012

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

Key Considerations for Leveraging Virtualization and Keeping Your Applications Available
sponsored by SunGard Availability Services
WHITE PAPER: Discover how you can leverage virtualization for more effective disaster recovery in your data center. Virtualized DR enables local availability within a single data center and promises to increase flexibility and responsiveness. However, there are various challenges associated with virtualized DR.
Posted: 18 Jan 2012 | Published: 18 Jan 2012

SunGard Availability Services

Cloud Based Disaster Recovery for SAP®
sponsored by Symmetry Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The impacts of a system outage are felt within minutes of the incident and range from production and shipping stoppages to lost business, industry penalties and failed audits. Read this paper to learn how a disaster recovery (DR) plan based in the cloud mitigates these risks and protects the interests of shareholders, investors and customers.
Posted: 13 Jan 2012 | Published: 13 Jan 2012

Symmetry Corporation

Rethink the Economics of Data
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This thought-provoking research report from Gartner is based on thousands of end user interviews and offers a roadmap toward rethinking data protection in ways that maximize value and meet business-critical needs.
Posted: 05 Jan 2012 | Published: 05 Jan 2012

NetApp

Disaster Preparedness: Is there a hole in your disaster recovery plan?
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how software escrow agreements can be a critical tool to help ensure application continuity within your business continuity plan.
Posted: 04 Jan 2012 | Published: 04 Jan 2012

Iron Mountain

Disaster Recovery 101: Assessing Risk & Preventing Human-made Disasters
sponsored by QuorumLabs
EGUIDE: This SearchDisasterRecovery.com E-Guide will provide you with the necessary steps for evaluating risk in you DR plan, and offer insight into the high-level threats you need to watch out for today. Read on for a deep dive into the risk evaluation process, information on preventing human-made disasters and more.
Posted: 01 Jan 2012 | Published: 29 Dec 2011

QuorumLabs

FAQ Guide: What to Look for in IT Disaster Recovery Services
sponsored by Actifio
EGUIDE: In this FAQ guide, ESG senior analyst David Chapa gives his tips for what to look for in IT disaster recovery services.
Posted: 23 Dec 2011 | Published: 22 Dec 2011

Actifio

When Good Backups Go Bad: Data Recovery Failures and What to Do About Them
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn about some of the most common pitfalls associated with backups and how to avoid them. You'll learn about the repercussions of poor/failed backups, and learn how to establish a backup strategy that can ensure minimal downtime during a disaster. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 22 Nov 2011 | Published: 22 Nov 2011

Symantec Corporation

Symantec 2011 SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper features the results of Symantec's second SMB disaster preparedness survey, and provides recommendations to help your organization establish and maintain a successful disaster recovery strategy.
Posted: 22 Nov 2011 | Published: 22 Nov 2011

Symantec Corporation

E-Guide: What Joplin Teaches Hospitals About Disaster Recovery Planning
sponsored by HP & Intel®
EGUIDE: The 2011 Joplin Tornado tore through Joplin, MO, leaving devastation in its tracks. One organization that was hit particularly hard that day was St. John’s Regional Medical Center. If it wasn’t for proper disaster recovery planning, many patient records would be lost. In this e-guide, learn the story of how this hospital was prepared for the worst.
Posted: 14 Nov 2011 | Published: 14 Nov 2011

HP & Intel®

Disaster Recovery Utilizing P2Vs
sponsored by AMD
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript follows the history of P2V and explains how companies can extend virtualization to the physical machines in their production environments. Find out when virtualization may not be recommended and discover key DR points to keep in mind. including RTO and RPO.
Posted: 01 Nov 2011 | Published: 01 Nov 2011

AMD

Proactive technical support: the overlooked essential in business resilience: Combine hardware and software technical support with business continuity and disaster recovery plans
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper and discover how IBM tech support solutions fit into every good resiliency plan and what to look for in a good business resilience vendor.
Posted: 25 Oct 2011 | Published: 25 Oct 2011

IBM

Recovering from a disaster: Over 40 tips and steps to take
sponsored by Dell Compellent
EGUIDE: DR plans must be flexible and scalable to address a wide range of things that can go wrong. This exclusive SearchDisasterRecovery.com E-Guide provides you with everything disaster recovery from A-Z - including over 40 tips and steps to help ensure your DR plan functions successfully.
Posted: 11 Oct 2011 | Published: 11 Oct 2011

Dell Compellent

Creating and Testing Your IT Recovery Plan
sponsored by QuorumLabs
WHITE PAPER: Regular tests of your IT disaster recovery plan can mean the difference between a temporary inconvenience or going out of business. Read this white paper to learn how to create and implement a successful DR plan to ensure your business is prepared.
Posted: 05 Oct 2011 | Published: 04 Oct 2011

QuorumLabs
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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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