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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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Disaster Planning Reports
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E-Guide: Expert Strategies for Virtualization Capacity Planning
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EGUIDE: Explore this e-guide to learn about common mistakes and issues overlooked when it comes to capacity planning. And find out what the best way is to approach capacity planning in your virtual environment.
Posted: 03 Mar 2011 | Published: 03 Mar 2011

SearchDataCenter.com

Automatic Failover for DR 101: Who Needs It and How It Works
sponsored by FalconStor Software
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript, Andrew Burton, senior editor of SearchDisasterRecovery.com and Jeff Boles, senior analyst with the Taneja Group, discuss who should consider automatic failover, the vendors that offer products in this space, how the technology works, and the challenges associated with automatic failover.
Posted: 29 Jul 2011 | Published: 29 Jul 2011

FalconStor Software

Planning for virtualized disaster recovery in a health care setting
sponsored by Dell Compellent
EGUIDE: Server virtualization has proved to be an advantageous in disaster recovery situations because if physical servers have been destroyed, it’s easy to restore backups to virtual hardware. Learn how healthcare facilities can benefit from adding server virtualization to disaster recovery plans, while maintaining compliance.
Posted: 27 Jun 2011 | Published: 24 Jun 2011

Dell Compellent

Achieving Disaster Recovery with Virtualization
sponsored by Dell Compellent
EBOOK: Implementing disaster recovery is both time consuming and costly. And as an IT pro, you are constantly on the look out for new strategies that can help make the process more cost-efficient. Learn how turning to virutalization can help simplify your disaster recovery initiatives and more.
Posted: 24 May 2011 | Published: 24 May 2011

Dell Compellent

E-guide: A Guide to Disaster Recovery through Cloud and Virtualization
sponsored by Dell Compellent
EGUIDE: Preparing and testing a disaster recovery plan can be very unsettling for IT departments. Save time and money by looking toward cloud and virtualization for portable, simplified solutions. Access this expert e-guide to discover the benefits of a virtual environment, along with suggested approaches for disaster recovery planning and analysis.
Posted: 17 May 2011 | Published: 17 May 2011

Dell Compellent

Presentation Transcript: Disaster Recovery Planning and Security for the IT Industry
sponsored by IBM
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: The biggest security issues are the ones that you don’t know about – and the reality is many businesses don’t truly know where they stand. Check out this presentation transcript from a SearchDisasterRecovery.com webcast to learn about today’s biggest security concerns and best practices for protecting your IT center.
Posted: 17 May 2011 | Published: 17 May 2011

IBM

Essential Guide: Getting started with disaster recovery planning
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
EBOOK: Whether you're new to IT disaster recovery planning or want to brush up on best practices, we have the answers for you in this essential DR planning guide.
Posted: 29 Apr 2011 | Published: 29 Apr 2011

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Merging Backup and Disaster Recovery (DR) Processes
sponsored by FalconStor Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes how continuous data protection (CDP) technology can bridge various DR methodologies to help organizations overcome the challenges of tape and achieve maximum benefits from their IT investments.
Posted: 22 Apr 2011 | Published: 22 Apr 2011

FalconStor Software

Continuous Data Protector (CDP): Using FalconStor CDP with Microsoft Exchange 2007
sponsored by FalconStor Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper illustrates how to use FalconStor CDP to protect a Microsoft Exchange 2007 server and its email databases. It also explains how continuous real-time data journaling and periodic snapshots provide simple, rapid, and granular recovery to any point in time.
Posted: 21 Apr 2011 | Published: 21 Apr 2011

FalconStor Software

Disaster Recovery and the Cloud: New solutions for offsite data protection
sponsored by Nasuni Corporation
WHITE PAPER: offers an unlimited supply of reliable storage at a very low cost. Traditionally slow access speeds prevented the real use of the cloud in disaster recovery planning. However, modern cloud storage gateways accelerate the speed of access and can provide immediate access to data stored in the cloud. Read on to learn more today!
Posted: 20 Apr 2011 | Published: 20 Apr 2011

Nasuni Corporation

Addressing the Problem of Inactive Data Filling Up Expensive Active Disk Silos
sponsored by SGI
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines how an active archive strategy requires planning and tools, but when done properly it can dramatically reduce the overall costs of managing a growing pool of data. By de-coupling production disk from other tiers of storage, single points of failure are virtually eliminated.
Posted: 20 Apr 2011 | Published: 20 Apr 2011

SGI

Presentation Transcript: Disaster Recovery Strategies for VMware Environments
sponsored by Dell and VMware
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript, expert Mike Laverick reviews the different disaster recovery options available for VMware infrastructures. He covers VMware Site Recovery Manager, host-based replication technologies, stretching high-availability technologies across multiple sites, and scripting custom solutions using PowerCLI.
Posted: 15 Apr 2011 | Published: 15 Apr 2011

Dell and VMware

Protect sensitive data with multiple layers of loss protection
sponsored by CDW Healthcare
WHITE PAPER: This healthcare white paper from CDW focuses on the ever-increasing need to protect digital data records with effective data loss management strategies. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 13 Apr 2011 | Published: 12 Apr 2011

CDW Healthcare

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Strategies
sponsored by SearchCIO.com
EZINE: CIOs are finding that effective BC and DR plans hinge on an understanding of emerging technologies and confidence in their supply chains. This white paper will look at the ways in which companies can implement some of these new technologies to help improve everyday business.
Posted: 11 Apr 2011 | Published: 11 Apr 2011

SearchCIO.com

Presentation Transcript: FAQ - How server virtualization benefits disaster recovery
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Server virtualization presents some interesting implications for disaster recovery (DR), including cost reductions and increased recovery times. In this FAQ, business continuity expert Paul Kirvan discusses the various server virtualization approaches that are effective for DR and how they benefit failover and failback processes.
Posted: 07 Apr 2011 | Published: 07 Apr 2011

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Business Risk and the Midsize Firm: What Can Be Done to Minimize Disruptions?
sponsored by HP & Intel®
WHITE PAPER: While it is clear that midsize businesses must prepare for disasters just as larger enterprises do, very few have actually taken action. What are the critical steps for disaster preparedness? Read this paper for that information.
Posted: 21 Mar 2011 | Published: 21 Mar 2011

HP & Intel®

E-Guide: Planning for virtualized disaster recovery in a health care setting
sponsored by BridgeHead Software
EGUIDE: Many enterprises have embraced virtualized disaster recovery because it restores functions with minimal hardware. Health care orgs can do this too, if they keep HIPAA in mind. Check out this e-guide for more information about planning your virtualized disaster recovery in a health care setting.
Posted: 16 Mar 2011 | Published: 16 Mar 2011

BridgeHead Software

Protect sensitive data with multiple layers of loss protection
sponsored by CDW Healthcare
WHITE PAPER: This healthcare white paper from CDW focuses on the ever-increasing need to protect digital data records with effective data loss management strategies. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 04 Mar 2011 | Published: 04 Mar 2011

CDW Healthcare

How Secure Is Your Data? Enhancing Data Security And Compliance With Oracle Database 11g
sponsored by Miro Consulting, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Most organizations suffer from data security vulnerabilities within their databases. In addition to the need for securing business data, regulations across industries demand compliance with standards regarding data access, auditing, segregation of duties and the protection of personally identifiable information (PII).
Posted: 22 Feb 2011 | Published: 22 Feb 2011

Miro Consulting, Inc.

Data Protection and Backup: Questions to Consider When Creating Your Disaster Recovery Plan
sponsored by StorageCraft Technology Corporation
WHITE PAPER: When it comes to data protection and recovery, many businesses are not as safe as they believe. The first thing that comes to mind when considering a disaster recovery plan, by the average consumer and corporate technology professionals alike, is a backup of critical files. This white paper will answer important questions on backups and recovery.
Posted: 18 Feb 2011 | Published: 18 Feb 2011

StorageCraft Technology Corporation

e-Guide: Oracle Backup and Recovery Best Practices
sponsored by Regan Technologies
EGUIDE: Backing and managing data efficiently is becoming one of the most important tasks a backup/storage administrator deals with. IT professionals have been seeking and searching for better ways to manage and refresh their testing and development strategies. Download this guide to learn more.
Posted: 14 Feb 2011 | Published: 14 Feb 2011

Regan Technologies

Cloud-Connected Backup and Recovery Delivers a Command Performance for small and mid-size business
sponsored by i365, makers of Evault
WHITE PAPER: Move out of the stone age with cloud-connected data backup and recovery. There is a fundamental shift taking place in data protection. More and more companies are turning to cloud-based solutions to provide a more secure and even more simplified method of storing and access business-critical information. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 07 Feb 2011 | Published: 07 Feb 2011

i365, makers of Evault

The Acronis Global Disaster Recovery Index: 2011
sponsored by Acronis
WHITE PAPER: When it comes to successfully recovering from a serious incident the Australians were the least confident. Just 22% of Australian businesses felt that they would be able to recover quickly in the event of downtime, compared to a global average of 50%.
Posted: 30 Jan 2011 | Published: 28 Jan 2011

Acronis

Case Study: Reducing Backup and Recovery Costs by 80%
sponsored by Iron Mountain
CASE STUDY: Read this Case Study to learn how the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida protected their data and prepared for unforeseen natural disasters.
Posted: 28 Jan 2011 | Published: 28 Jan 2011

Iron Mountain

Symantec 2011 SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: For the second year, Symantec’s SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey revealed that SMBs are not taking disaster preparedness for their computer and networking systems as seriously as they should. Read this survey and analysis to learn more.
Posted: 21 Jan 2011 | Published: 21 Jan 2011

Symantec Corporation
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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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