Importance of an IT Disaster Recovery that fits your Business
Disaster recovery – DR deals with limiting the negative effects on a business in a disaster situation, including downtime due to human error, natural events, such as flooding, network disruptions or cyber attacks so that critical functions can resume quickly.
This includes aspects such as restoring servers or data from backups, re-establishing Internet connectivity and or branch office VPN's, provisioning local area networks (LANs).
Implementing replication software of critcal servers and data to another off site location can be a beneficial option for organisations that have an amount of virtualisation within their IT estate, or for businesses with a mixture of IT services deployed, from mission-critical applications to less-critical services — and require a bespoke approach that is appropriate for each type of service. In addition, organisations that have invested heavily in creating an on-premise private cloud environment and now want to capitalise on the automation and flexibility they have built into their IT, may find this the most effective option.
Disaster Recovery Planning is about defining consistent, pre-planned steps\actions that will act as a guide to react to various Disaster Scenarios. In other words, Disaster Recovery Planning is about reacting to the Disaster Scenario after it has happened.
Business Continuity Planning is about defining the assets, threats and scenarios that can adversely impact your organization, and making decisions about how or to what degree to mitigate these risks. In other words, Business Continuity Planning is about preventing the Disaster Scenario from happening.