Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

Disaster Recovery (DR) Plan is a predefined (documented) process or set of the procedures for the recovery and security of your IT infrastructure in the case of catastrophe. This catastrophe could be caused by nature (earthquake, flood etc.), or by human (handling accidents, intentional act etc.). Considering that the large number of organizations increasingly depend on Information Technologies that manage their operations, this sort of plan is connected with the term Business Continuity, which implies data recovery, and recovery of services and resources.

The task of Disaster Recovery plan is, in the case of catastrophe, to minimize service unavailability time and data losses. This is seen and measured with two basic concepts:

  • Recovery Time Objective (RTO) – Given recovery time
  • Recover Point Objective (RPO) - Given recovery time

Disaster Recovery could not be characterized nor typified for all clients. Also, there is not a single solution for each DR plan. What could be defined is: preventive activities, detection and diagnostic of possible issues, corrective activities. Every DR plan must answer the following three questions:

 What is the main goal and purpose of DR plan?

  1. Which people or what team of people would be responsible if catastrophe happens?
  2. What procedures and steps people mentioned above must follow?

There are numerous and diverse Disaster Recovery solutions. BBS successfully solves above mentioned problems with different solutions.

  1. VEEAM Backup and Replication
  2. Commvault Simpana