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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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5 Reasons to Buy – Not Build – Backup Capabilities
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to discover five reasons why buying backup may be a better idea than building your own, and how you can take the first steps in purchasing a reliable backup solution for your clients.
Posted: 11 Jun 2015 | Published: 11 Jun 2015

Datto, Inc.

What Happens When a Contact Center's Communication Systems Fail 72 Hours Before Black Friday?
sponsored by IR
CASE STUDY: 72 hours before Black Friday, one organization's critical communication systems began to fail and business continuity systems crashed. Access this case study to find out what happened; why the outages occurred in the first place; and how to prevent a similar catastrophe within your organization.
Posted: 27 May 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


Infographic: Key Statistics on Disaster Recovery
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This quick infographic explores key statistics and information on the effect of disasters on organizations. Access now for a breakdown of customer needs for desktop DR, as well as the benefits of cloud for DR.
Posted: 22 May 2015 | Published: 22 May 2015


Business Continuity: A Growing Opportunity in a Digitalized World
sponsored by Carbonite
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the four common challenges channel partners are facing and offers strategies to overcome them and take advantage of market opportunities.
Posted: 10 Apr 2015 | Published: 05 Nov 2014


Single Phase UPS Management, Maintenance, and Lifecycle
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Access this whitepaper to learn about the key factors that influence both battery and UPS life; and gain some simple recommendations and guidelines to help you manage your single phase UPS to maximize the life and overall availability.
Posted: 03 Apr 2015 | Published: 03 Apr 2015

Schneider Electric

Hyper-V Replicas in Windows Server 2012
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: One of the most significant new features in Microsoft Windows Server 2012 is the Hyper-V Replica (HVR) capability. Whether you are considering this for your own organization or just prepping for your Windows Server 2012 MCSA, this white paper presents the essentials of deploying this disaster recovery feature.
Posted: 03 Mar 2015 | Published: 27 Feb 2015

Global Knowledge

Data Protection: Save Time, Reduce Costs, and Limit Risk
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses a variety of data protection software and appliances that protect virtual, physical and cloud environments, all while saving you money. Access now to discover how your organization can utilize these tools to not only safeguard your critical digital assets, but also dramatically reduce costs and improve productivity.
Posted: 25 Feb 2015 | Published: 25 Feb 2015

Dell, Inc.

ESG Lab Review - Data Protection, Recovery and Business Continuity with SIRUS 2
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This report of ESG examines test results for an image-based data protection, recovery and business continuity solution that uses a hybrid cloud approach to enable highly redundant business continuity and to extend data protection beyond the walls of the local data center.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Nov 2014

Datto, Inc.

How Micron SSDs Handle Unexpected Power Loss
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how to protect data stored on SSDs from an unexpected power loss.
Posted: 12 Dec 2014 | Published: 12 Dec 2014

Micron Technology

5 Keys to Success in Business Continuity Product Sales
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines five key capabilities service providers MSPs need to address when it comes to providing business continuity services.
Posted: 06 Nov 2014 | Published: 06 Nov 2014

Datto, Inc.

Downtime Costs How Much? Calculating the Business Value of Disaster Recovery
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive step-by-step guide offers a detailed look into business-oriented backup and disaster recovery planning. Read on to learn how to perform cost and value calculations of your DR program and how to further improve it with effective backup and recovery tools and techniques.
Posted: 04 Nov 2014 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

Dell Software

Kickstart Your IT Disaster Recovery Plan
sponsored by
EBOOK: This e-book, written by our very own disaster recovery pundits, offers guidance for organizations that are getting started with DR planning or are looking to refresh their current plan.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 06 Oct 2014

Your Guide to Disaster Recovery in the Cloud
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this guide to disaster recovery in the cloud and learn about a cloud-based solution and its top five benefits.
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Published: 13 Aug 2014


5 Ways Virtualization Can Protect Your Business Now
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details a virtualization foundation focused on building robust business continuity and disaster recovery.
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Published: 13 Aug 2014


Why You Need Backup and Disaster Recovery
sponsored by Solarwinds N-able
WHITE PAPER: This white paper makes a strong case for backup and disaster recovery and can help you to convince your clients (or your own company) that this is one of the best investments that a business can make.
Posted: 31 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Solarwinds N-able

How MSPs Can Help SMBs Prevent Irreparable Data Loss
sponsored by Solarwinds N-able
WHITE PAPER: This resource answers a number of questions that MSPs may have regarding helping their customers to protect their critical data from loss, and also provides a list of items to look for when choosing a managed backup solution.
Posted: 29 Jul 2014 | Published: 29 Jul 2014

Solarwinds N-able

Avoiding the Data Apocalypse: Mitigating and Minimizing Data Disasters
sponsored by Commvault
VIDEO: Access this webcast to learn how you can mitigate and minimize data disasters by leveraging the advice and insight of experts in the field. You'll also learn about the biggest challenges to data protection today such as VM sprawl and tips on how to handle them.
Posted: 08 Jul 2014 | Premiered: 27 Jun 2014


Podcast: Avoid the Data Apocalypse: Mitigating and Minimizing Data Disasters
sponsored by Commvault
PODCAST: This podcast delivers advice and insight from two experts in the field regarding the biggest challenges to data protection today such as VM sprawl and tips on how to handle them.
Posted: 08 Jul 2014 | Premiered: Jul 2, 2014


Presentation Transcript: Avoiding the Data Apocalypse: Mitigating and Minimizing Data Disasters
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Check out this transcript to learn how you can avoid the data apocalypse. You'll get advice and insight from 2 experts in the field. You'll also learn about the biggest challenges to data protection today such as VM sprawl and tips on how to handle them.
Posted: 03 Jul 2014 | Published: 03 Jul 2014


A New Approach to Remote Replications
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines the steps organizations can take in order to improve network utilization and speed up data transfer for more effective remote replication.
Posted: 01 Apr 2015 | Published: 01 Apr 2015


CIO Decisions E-Zine - February 2015
sponsored by
EZINE: When it comes to high-profile data breaches, hindsight is 20/20. In this issue of CIO Decisions, we examine the new security paradigm and how CIOs are strategizing to protect data.
Posted: 04 Feb 2015 | Published: 30 Jan 2015

Disaster Recovery: This is Not a Drill
sponsored by
EBOOK: In this issue of Modern Infrastructure: CIO Edition, learn how to govern enterprise disaster response and recovery efforts and spring into action when true crisis strikes.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 10 Oct 2014

The Changing Face of Disaster Recovery as a Service
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WEBCAST: This exclusive webcast examines the changes you have to make to your disaster recovery plans as a result of the changes happening in the market.
Posted: 02 Sep 2014 | Premiered: Aug 29, 2014

Dell, Inc.

Storage magazine: Getting Serious About Mobile Backup
sponsored by
EZINE: The August 2014 issue of Storage magazine looks at how hypervisor vendors are adding new storage features, examines storage performance bottlenecks and shows how HDFS can help with big data.
Posted: 01 Aug 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2014

Disaster Recovery and Data Center Tiers: Considerations Associated with Colocation
sponsored by Equinix
EGUIDE: This expert guide details how to pick a colocation partner and the value it can bring to your organization.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Published: 22 Jul 2014

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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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