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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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Five Corporate Disaster Recovery Plan Essentials
sponsored by Databarracks
EGUIDE: Some shops have yet established a corporate disaster recovery plan they know they can rely on. This exclusive e-guide gathers a group of trusted data protection experts to share their must-haves for your corporate DR plan.
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016


Cloud-based Disaster Recovery Service Grabs Spotlight
sponsored by Databarracks
EGUIDE: Cloud-based disaster recovery has emerged as an affordable, flexible method for providing application availability following a disaster event. This e-guide provides insight into cloud DR including strengths, issues, different model types, and more.
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Published: 22 Sep 2016


15 Field-proven Disaster Recovery Test Plan Best Practices
sponsored by Databarracks
EGUIDE: Disaster recovery tests require a lot of preparation, but they are essential to a proper DR strategy. This e-guide explores a checklist to help your organization before, during, and after DR testing.
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016


SLA-Driven Data Protection Modernization: An ESG Video Interview
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: In order to meet a wide variety of SLAs, you need a continuum of backup technologies suitable for every type of data protection instance. Tune into this webinar as ESG Analyst Jason Buffington and Greg Van Hise, IBM Senior Technical Staff Member, analyze today's vast range of data protection modernization issues and strategies.
Posted: 20 Sep 2016 | Premiered: 31 Mar 2016


Video Case Study: myhomemove and DRaaS
sponsored by Databarracks
VIDEO: Watch this video case study and take a look at how UK's largest provider of mover conveyancing services, myhomemove, improved IT resiliency with a disaster recovery-as-a-service.
Posted: 15 Sep 2016 | Premiered: 30 Nov 2015


What is Disaster Recovery as a Service?
sponsored by Databarracks
VIDEO: This brief video presents an overview of disaster recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) and the benefits it can bring to your organization.
Posted: 15 Sep 2016 | Premiered: 30 Apr 2014


Data Backup and Disaster Recovery Made Simple
sponsored by McKesson Corporation
EGUIDE: It is nearly impossible to create the perfect disaster recovery plan, one that will work in every situation and meet all your recovery objectives. Storage expert George Crump discusses the role distance plays in the DR planning process and how backup software products are evolving to include DR functionality.
Posted: 13 Sep 2016 | Published: 09 Sep 2016

McKesson Corporation

How to Secure Azure and Recover From the Worst Disasters
sponsored by Softchoice Corporation
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, expert Rob Shapland breaks down how two new Microsoft Azure features aim to boost cloud security for enterprises. Learn how to keep Azure secure and keep your business going if disaster strikes and the worst is realized.
Posted: 08 Sep 2016 | Published: 07 Sep 2016

Softchoice Corporation

Disaster Recovery Responsibilities: Breaking Down Who Does What in DR Planning
sponsored by Databarracks
DATA SHEET: Learn who is responsible for what when creating a disaster recovery plan as well as who does what specifically during a disaster.
Posted: 02 Sep 2016 | Published: 02 Sep 2016


Cyberattacks that Transcend the Digital World
sponsored by OpenDNS
PODCAST: This informative podcast takes a look at the vast, interconnected systems supporting our daily life. How at risk are the industrial systems behind the light switch on your wall, the water out of your tap? Find out now.
Posted: 02 Sep 2016 | Premiered: Aug 1, 2016


High Availability Configuration Guidelines for SAP HANA Using System Replication on Lenovo System x Servers
sponsored by SAP/Lenovo/Intel
WHITE PAPER: Discover in this white paper how to ensure the highest availability of SAP HANA database instances in a scale up OLAP/OLTP environment by leveraging SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications and Lenovo System x servers. Included are implementation best practices and configuration guidelines.
Posted: 01 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2015


Resiliency in the Cognitive Era
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: In this white paper, dive into the essentials of cognitive DR, and discover how cognitive applications increase uptime expectations and resilience requirements in the enterprise. Access now to leverage cognitive analytics and automation to predict potential issues and proactively defend against disruption.
Posted: 01 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Sep 2016


Communications as a Service: Improving Response Time and Resiliency During Critical Events
sponsored by IBM
DATA SHEET: Safeguard your organization during downtime by leveraging cloud-enabled crisis and incident management. Read on to improve operational processes during unplanned critical events with a service that will boost response effectiveness via real-time situational awareness, demonstrate regulatory compliance, and more.
Posted: 31 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016


The Cost of IT Downtime Calculator
sponsored by Databarracks
RESOURCE: Gain access to an IT downtime calculator to help you determine the simple cost of downtime, cost of downtime per department, and cost of downtime per IT system in your organization.
Posted: 31 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016


DR Tabletop Testing Simulator
sponsored by Databarracks
ASSESSMENT TOOL: Explore three disaster scenarios and answer the provided questions to reveal the appropriate recovery steps for each situation.
Posted: 31 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016


Technology Dependency Map
sponsored by Databarracks
ASSESSMENT TOOL: Use this tool to map your IT services to the assets that support them and reveal the hidden dependencies within your infrastructure.
Posted: 30 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Aug 2016


High Availability and Disaster Recovery Options for SAP HANA on AWS
sponsored by UXC Oxygen and Amazon Web Services
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to deploy a highly available and disaster-tolerant SAP HANA system on AWS platform. Read on to achieve HA/DR for SAP HANA systems by leveraging the 6 options outlined here, complete with guides to implement your chosen architecture.
Posted: 30 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2015

UXC Oxygen and Amazon Web Services

Disaster Recovery Services for Healthcare Organizations
sponsored by McKesson Corporation
RESOURCE: Learn the potential impacts of unplanned downtime on healthcare organizations, and key considerations for your disaster recovery plan. You'll also get an overview of the advantages to adopting a disaster recovery service, like minimal disruption to patient care, faster access to critical data, and more.
Posted: 26 Aug 2016 | Published: 23 Aug 2016

McKesson Corporation

Validated Data Protection Solution for Virtualized Environments
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: In today's virtualized environment, how do you ensure data protection for your data center? This solution brief explains how to achieve data protection in your virtual infrastructure by employing a validated data protection solution for virtualized environments. Access now, to learn about this solution and its plethora of advanced features.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Veeam Software

A Colocation Facility That Will Prepare Your Enterprise in the Event of a Disaster
sponsored by CyrusOne
EGUIDE: This exclusive eGuide focuses on two of the major questions to consider when contemplating disaster recovery colocation. In order to make the right decision for your enterprise, IT professionals need to acknowledge all of the factors for evaluating potential colocation providers and locations.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 22 Aug 2016


Virtual Infrastructure Adoption and Service-Level Attainment
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: In today's virtualized environment, RTOs and RPOs of under 4 hours for critical applications is the norm. Access this white paper that highlights one advanced availability solution that can bolster your virtualized infrastructure to help you meet these requirements.
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Veeam Software

How to Approach Storage Disaster Recovery
sponsored by Rubrik
EGUIDE: In this e-guide learn how to turn back time on a disaster to recover what was lost; manage "deduped" data, and more. Read on to ensure your enterprise can take a hit and recover quickly, allowing for a low-impact return to normalcy.
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 | Published: 18 Aug 2016


The top 5 risks of delaying a move to the cloud
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: We were told that cloud hosting was the inevitable norm and have since been waiting for an unavoidable takeover. The recent significant drops in cost mean that time is now. Read on to learn about five reasons why delaying a move to the cloud is creating risk for your organization.
Posted: 17 Aug 2016 | Published: 19 Jul 2016


Expert Strategies for Virtualization Capacity Planning
sponsored by Hewlett Packard - Intel Xeon
EGUIDE: Explore this e-guide to learn about common mistakes and issues overlooked when it comes to capacity planning. In addition, find out the best ways to approach capacity planning in your virtual environment.
Posted: 15 Aug 2016 | Published: 15 Aug 2016

Hewlett Packard - Intel Xeon

Importance of Incident Response Collaboration
sponsored by Dimension Data
EGUIDE: This e-guide helps you create a formal incident response plan that allows for effective and efficient collaboration between groups so you can mitigate threats fast. Ensure smooth containment and recovery whenever a breach occurs.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016

Dimension Data
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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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