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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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Disaster Planning Reports
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How to Avoid Costly IT Downtime During Tax Season
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
CASE STUDY: This case study explains how one accounting firm was able to mitigate the effects of a server crash by having in place an image-based backup solution based on a hybrid-cloud model.
Posted: 20 May 2014 | Published: 20 May 2014

Datto, Inc.

Refreshing, Resetting, and Restoring: A Guide to Recovery Options in Windows
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Explore this informative white paper to uncover all the ins-and-outs of each Windows troubleshooting option, and in which situations each should be used.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 14 Apr 2014

Global Knowledge

7 Steps to an effective disaster recovery plan
sponsored by
RESOURCE: Are you familiar with the various degrees of business DR/BC strategies? Protect your organisation from wasting time, information & cost if a technical disaster strikes. Our eguide Availability, Recovery and Archive explains the elements involved with an effective recovery plan and a 7 step approach. Complete our survey to access your download!
Posted: 11 Mar 2014 | Published: 11 Mar 2014

DR-to-the-Cloud Best Practices
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper will provide you with a set of best practices for disaster recovery in the cloud.
Posted: 18 Jun 2014 | Published: 18 Jun 2014


Best Practices for Cloud Recovery Testing and Building a Disaster Recovery Site
sponsored by CenturyLink Technology Solutions
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide will help you take the right approach as you formulate your disaster recovery plan for the cloud.
Posted: 17 Jun 2014 | Published: 17 Jun 2014

CenturyLink Technology Solutions

Best Practices for Cloud Based Disaster Recovery
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide details some best practices for cloud-based disaster recovery and much more.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 12 Jun 2014


6 Ways You can Improve Backup and Recovery
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Check out this resource to discover the huge number of benefits that can be gained from leveraging server virtualization.
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 | Published: 09 Jun 2014

VMware, Inc.

Protecting Technology Infrastructure: The Importance of Secure Access and Continuity Solutions
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper investigates mid-market continuity solutions drivers, deployment stages, and benefits and requirements. Its goal is to help IT managers understand the need for continuity solutions, benchmark their continuity journey against their peers, and evaluate how the right continuity solutions can address those needs.
Posted: 06 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Endpoint Backup & Restore: Protect Everyone, Everywhere
sponsored by Code42
WEBCAST: Access now and watch Arek Sokol from the bleeding-edge IT team at Genentech/Roche explain how he leverages cross-platform enterprise endpoint backup in the public cloud as part of his company's global, "100% virtual" strategy.
Posted: 05 Jun 2014 | Premiered: Aug 2, 2013


Giving Small Businesses the Recovery Capabilities they Need
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper describes how MSPs can break into the small business market by offering business continuity solutions that touch on the 5 areas that are most important to small businesses.
Posted: 20 May 2014 | Published: 20 May 2014

Datto, Inc.

The Surprising Affordability of Today’s Cloud Archive
sponsored by Infrascale
WHITE PAPER: This resource explains why cloud data archive is a more secure and reliable backup option over legacy tape solutions for MSPs.
Posted: 14 May 2014 | Published: 14 May 2014


7x Replication Improvement
sponsored by Silver Peak
CASE STUDY: This exclusive case study discusses how a savings bank was able to use a virtual replication acceleration solution to improve their replication seven-fold, meeting their recovery point objective (RPO) at half the price of WAN optimization hardware with all the benefits of virtualization.
Posted: 02 May 2014 | Published: 02 May 2014

Silver Peak

Focused IT Compliance at Barnabas Health
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WEBCAST: In this webcast, Barnabas Health leaders share their experience with an always-on compliance management solution that simplified administrative, policy, and risk management.
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 | Premiered: Apr 25, 2014

Symantec Corporation

Providence Health & Services is Reacting to Threats Five Times Faster
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This case study features Providence Health & Services experience with a managed security services provider that offered reliable and efficient security management.
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

Symantec Corporation

PEM Fuel Cells Make a Powerful Case for Small Business Backup
sponsored by CommScope
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper offers PEM fuel cells as an option to help prevent power outages, which lead to costly downtime.
Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | Published: 11 Apr 2014


Best Practices for a Disaster Recovery Planning Process
sponsored by
EBOOK: One increasingly popular alternative to traditional data backup is to combine replication and snapshots to continuously protect data. This handbook compares hardware-based and software-based replication so you can decide which approach suits your organization's needs, and discusses the emergence of hypervisor-based replication.
Posted: 09 Apr 2014 | Published: 09 Apr 2014

Developing a Modern Data Governance Strategy
sponsored by Rand Secure Data
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide shines a light on your data governance options and the components that make for a successful governance strategy. Also inside, learn the differences between disaster recovery, backup, and archiving tech.
Posted: 28 Mar 2014 | Published: 28 Mar 2014

Rand Secure Data

HP StoreOnce Boldly Goes Where No Deduplication has Gone Before
sponsored by HP India
WHITE PAPER: Check out this exclusive white paper to uncover the challenges exponential data growth poses for data protection, and how one industry-leading vendor is optimizing dedupe to meet those challenges.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

HP India

Evaluation of Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software and Vendors
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive resource for a complete list of findings of an enterprise backup and recovery software and vendor evaluation conducted by Forrester Research, Inc.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 28 Jun 2013


Modern Infrastructure – March 2014
sponsored by
EZINE: This expert resource covers the growth of disaster recovery through the cloud.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

Double-Take Availability: Keeping Disaster Recovery Systems Up to Date
sponsored by Vision Solutions
CASE STUDY: Access this exclusive case study to discover how a successful accounting organization accommodated an increase in data into their disaster recovery plan.
Posted: 12 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Vision Solutions

Understanding the Economics of IT Reputational Risk
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper today to view the results of a survey of more than 1000 business continuity specialists and more than 1200 security practitioners, and learn how your peers are approaching modern DR and reputation management practices.
Posted: 11 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013


Virtualising Disaster Recovery Using Cloud Computing
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: There's no denying the importance of maintaining an effective disaster recovery (DR) strategy in today's business landscape. But what impact do emerging trends like virtualization and cloud computing have on DR operations? This white paper reveals all.
Posted: 11 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013


How to Protect 500 VMs in 17 Minutes
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper details a solution that can help your management evolve with your increasingly virtual data center.
Posted: 07 Mar 2014 | Published: 08 Mar 2013


Converged Infrastructure Transformation Experience Workshop
sponsored by HP and Intel®
BROCHURE: Access this exclusive brochure to find out how this industry-leading vendor's converged infrastructure transformation experience workshop can help you prepare your organization for implementation.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

HP and Intel®
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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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