Cyberattacks and natural disasters continue to threaten the availability and resiliency of the applications, processes, and systems that businesses rely on. And these aren’t the only events that can create a crisis – sudden business disruptions, organizational changes, malware or ransomware, human error, and even equipment failure can all lead to costly disruptions. This is why it’s critical that organizations have a disaster recovery plan to protect their data and systems.
In this white paper, Flexential outlines five basic steps for creating a robust, reliable and tested disaster recovery plan that’s tailored to your business. In step one, the paper explains how to conduct a business impact assessment using a three-part process that identifies, prioritizes, and clarifies your business’ unique needs. In step two, the author explains how to define your recovery time objective (RTO) and recovery point objective (RPO).
In step three, Flexential explores considerations when selecting the technology to support your disaster recovery strategy. The paper concludes with steps four and five, which focus on building out DR infrastructure and the importance of testing and evolving your disaster recovery plan.