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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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How Barnstable PD Recovered from a Ransomware Attack
sponsored by Reduxio
RESOURCE: Read this interview with Craig Hurwitz, the director of IT for Barnstable Police Department in Massachusetts, where he explains how he was able to get his system back online in just 35 minutes after being hit by a ransomware attack, and offers advice to other pros planning their next backup system.
Posted: 21 Jun 2017 | Published: 03 Oct 2016

Reduxio

Mr. Robot and Today's New Data Protection
sponsored by Reduxio
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about a data protection technology that uses point-in-time copying techniques like split-mirror backups and snapshots to keep your company safe from malware that could hold your information hostage.
Posted: 21 Jun 2017 | Published: 09 Jan 2017

Reduxio

Protecting the Public and its Data
sponsored by Reduxio
CASE STUDY: Discover how the Barnstable Police Department was able improve their RPO to just a 5 minute window, provide consistent backup across physical and virtual desktops, and more in this case study.
Posted: 21 Jun 2017 | Published: 21 Jun 2017

Reduxio

Protect your Data from Malicious Ransomware Threats
sponsored by Veeam Software
RESOURCE: In this solution brief, learn about the damage that a ransomware attack can cause. Then explore a backup system designed to immediately lockdown your environment in the event of a security breach, and restore your system as fast as possible.
Posted: 31 May 2017 | Published: 31 Jan 2017

Veeam Software

The Best Protection For Worst-Case Scenarios: 5 Steps for Keeping Systems Online and Accessible
sponsored by Carbonite
WHITE PAPER: As disaster recovery-as-a-service grows, businesses are deploying their own DR programs with increasing levels of customizability. Read this white paper to discover 5 steps for implementing a DRaaS plan to keep your organization running smoothly.
Posted: 24 May 2017 | Published: 24 May 2017

Carbonite

How to Bridge the Gap in Data Protection and Recovery
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper learn how backup appliances can ensure your data and documents can be recovered in case of loss and drive huge improvements in backup performance and recovery times. Also discover 5 common backup problems and their solutions, as well as 6 things to look for when choosing the right solution to bridge the availability gap.
Posted: 10 Apr 2017 | Published: 10 Apr 2017

Veeam Software

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

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

Accelerating Your BDR: 7 Ways to Turn Your Turtle into a Cheetah
sponsored by QuorumLabs Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover 7 ways you can accelerate your backup and disaster recovery and stay ahead of your competitors.
Posted: 02 Feb 2017 | Published: 02 Feb 2017

QuorumLabs Inc.

Backup and Disaster Recovery in the Cloud
sponsored by QuorumLabs Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides information on how to best evaluate your cloud-based BDR options and find the best solutions for your enterprise.
Posted: 17 Jan 2017 | Published: 17 Jan 2017

QuorumLabs Inc.

Final Exam: How Prepared for Disaster Are You?
sponsored by QuorumLabs Inc.
ASSESSMENT TOOL: Use this assessment as a way to benchmark the current state of your DR plan. This assessment tool will help you discover any potential gaps in your system that might prove catastrophic in the event of an actual disaster.
Posted: 17 Jan 2017 | Published: 17 Jan 2017

QuorumLabs Inc.

Prevention Is Not Always Foolproof: Enter Unified Cloud Backup and Recovery
sponsored by QuorumLabs Inc.
RESOURCE: Download this resource to take a brief but informative look at how unified data backup/DR provides you with the ability to execute instant recovery, offsite replication, archiving, advanced deduplication, and more. Learn how to configure your DR in minutes with a robust DRaaS cloud.
Posted: 11 Jan 2017 | Published: 11 Jan 2017

QuorumLabs Inc.

Waking Up From The Ransomware Nightmare
sponsored by QuorumLabs Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how ransomware attacks are on the rise, and how BDR is the real ransomware solution. Included in the white paper are 5 steps to taking control of your ransomware attack.
Posted: 06 Jan 2017 | Published: 06 Jan 2017

QuorumLabs Inc.

Backup and Disaster Recovery: The IT Experience
sponsored by Carbonite
WHITE PAPER: According to IDC, 80% of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) have experienced downtime at some point in the past, with costs ranging from $82,200 to $256,000 for a single event. Download this white paper for access to one company's comprehensive suite of disaster recover solutions.
Posted: 30 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

Carbonite

What to Consider When Looking for Cloud-powered Data Protection
sponsored by Carbonite
WHITE PAPER: It is impossible to have an IT modernization conversation today without talking about the cloud, especially about its perceived economic benefits, its operational agility, and its often-superior recovery-scenario capabilities. Learn how two of the earliest innovators in cloud-powered data protection are now one entity.
Posted: 30 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

Carbonite

Planning to Succeed: Executing a BC/DR Strategy During a Digital Transformation
sponsored by TechData - Veeam
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn why availability should be the focus of your backup and DR strategy when serving customers dealing with digital transformation. Read on to additionally discover how you can optimize your backup service strategy for the future, and more.
Posted: 10 May 2017 | Published: 10 May 2017


The Essential Guide Data Protection and Disaster Recovery
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Download this guide to understand the must-have storage features that are essential to modern DP and DR practices;provided are specific guidelines on what to look for, how to strategize DR in your organization, and more.
Posted: 24 Mar 2017 | Published: 24 Mar 2017

Tintri

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

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

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

A Comprehensive Guide to Disaster Recovery Planning and Testing
sponsored by Zerto
EGUIDE: Circumstances surrounding disaster recovery (DR) have become more complex and difficult to get a handle on in recent years. Discover how DR testing can prevent major outages, and learn 15 proven best practices for disaster recovery testing. Also learn how you can improve DR planning in the cloud.
Posted: 07 Feb 2017 | Published: 03 Feb 2017

Zerto
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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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