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Are business recovery plans useful beyond pure DR reasons?

Business disaster recovery plans can identify opportunities for process improvement, and can be employed as reference documents for use in other new activities.

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  • data recovery

    Data recovery restores data that has been lost, accidentally deleted, corrupted or made inaccessible. Learn how data recovery works, causes of data loss and data recovery techniques.

  • disaster recovery plan (DRP)

    A company's disaster recovery policy is enhanced with a documented DR plan that formulates strategies, and outlines preparation work and testing.

  • fault-tolerant

    Systems with integrated fault tolerance are designed to withstand multiple hardware failures to ensure continuous availability.

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Facilities & Operations

A disaster recovery (DR) plan can only be as effective as the operations and facilities that serve the plan. This topic section provides up-to-date news and how-to information for ensuring that the operational processes and housing of a DR plan are effective in the event of a disaster. Check out this section to learn more about failover and failback protection, server virtualization, power as well as best practices for maintaining recovery site systems and data.

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  • disaster recovery (DR)

    Disaster recovery strategies are critical, as many businesses fail following an unforeseen event. DR may require an internal or external site when a main data center is down.

  • synchronous replication

    Synchronous replication copies data over a SAN, LAN or WAN so multiple copies are available. The technique is used for applications with low recovery time objectives.

  • mass notification system

    A mass notification system helps organizations send one-way alerts to staff and the public during a crisis situation. Notification can be triggered by humans, as well as sensing or security devices.

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Networking

Communication is obviously vital to your business, so networking is a critical element in disaster recovery planning. This topic section offers up-to-date news and how-to information about voice and data communications, WAN acceleration/optimization, network services and recovery site configuration.

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  • disaster recovery (DR)

    Disaster recovery strategies are critical, as many businesses fail following an unforeseen event. DR may require an internal or external site when a main data center is down.

  • virtual private network (VPN)

    A virtual private network creates an encrypted connection over a less secure network when the network infrastructure cannot provide enough security to connected systems.

  • call tree

    A call tree -- sometimes referred to a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an event.

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Planning & Management

The planning phase is crucial to the success of any disaster recovery (DR) initiative. This topic section provides administrators with up-to-date news and how-to information about the personnel, staffing, training and documentation needs related to DR. In addition, this section discusses the best practices for mitigating risks, analyzing potential business impacts, personnel issues, documentation, change control and performing RTO and RPO assessments.

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  • disaster recovery plan (DRP)

    A company's disaster recovery policy is enhanced with a documented DR plan that formulates strategies, and outlines preparation work and testing.

  • fault-tolerant

    Systems with integrated fault tolerance are designed to withstand multiple hardware failures to ensure continuous availability.

  • disaster recovery (DR)

    Disaster recovery strategies are critical, as many businesses fail following an unforeseen event. DR may require an internal or external site when a main data center is down.

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Services & Outsourcing

Disaster recovery (DR) services can provide an organization with an effective option for addressing their DR needs. This topic section discusses the affordability and effectiveness of various services to help you decide which will best address the needs of your business. Check out this section for up-to-date news and how-to information surrounding electronic vaulting, hosting services, hot sites and mobile sites.

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  • disaster recovery (DR)

    Disaster recovery strategies are critical, as many businesses fail following an unforeseen event. DR may require an internal or external site when a main data center is down.

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Storage

Disaster recovery (DR) and data storage go hand-in-hand and a good DR plan must carefully consider how data is stored and protected. This topic section offers news and how-to information about data storage for disaster recovery. Learn about replication, DR testing tools, virtualization, tape backup, disk backup, global file systems, clustering and archiving.

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  • data recovery

    Data recovery restores data that has been lost, accidentally deleted, corrupted or made inaccessible. Learn how data recovery works, causes of data loss and data recovery techniques.

  • disaster recovery (DR)

    Disaster recovery strategies are critical, as many businesses fail following an unforeseen event. DR may require an internal or external site when a main data center is down.

  • magnetic tape

    Though it's not as big of a primary storage player anymore, tape is often an archiving vehicle. LTO and LTFS tape technologies have improved capacity and access.

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  • PCAOB (Public Company Accounting Oversight Board)

    The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) is a Congressionally-established nonprofit that assesses audits of public ...

  • cyborg anthropologist

    A cyborg anthropologist is an individual who studies the interaction between humans and technology, observing how technology can ...

  • RegTech

    RegTech, or regulatory technology, is a term used to describe technology that is used to help streamline the process of ...

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  • application whitelisting

    Application whitelisting is the practice of identifying applications that have been deemed safe for execution and restricting all...

  • security

    Security, in information technology (IT), is the defense of digital information and IT assets against internal and external, ...

  • insider threat

    An insider threat is a malicious hacker (also called a cracker or a black hat) who is an employee or officer of a business, ...

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  • athenahealth Inc.

    Based in Watertown, Mass., athenahealth Inc. is a leading vendor of cloud-based EHRs for small to medium-sized physician ...

  • Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare)

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is legislation passed in 2010 that changed how uninsured Americans enroll in and receive healthcare...

  • HIPAA Privacy Rule

    The Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, commonly known as the HIPAA Privacy Rule, establishes ...

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  • data recovery

    Data recovery restores data that has been lost, accidentally deleted, corrupted or made inaccessible. Learn how data recovery ...

  • disaster recovery plan (DRP)

    A company's disaster recovery policy is enhanced with a documented DR plan that formulates strategies, and outlines preparation ...

  • fault-tolerant

    Systems with integrated fault tolerance are designed to withstand multiple hardware failures to ensure continuous availability.

SearchStorage

  • object storage

    Object storage, also called object-based storage, is an approach to addressing and manipulating units of storage called objects, ...

  • data deduplication

    Deduplication retains one unique data instance to reduce storage and bandwidth consumed by remote backups, replication and ...

  • byte

    In most computer systems, a byte is a unit of data that is eight binary digits long. Bytes are often used to represent a ...

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  • flash file system

    Flash file systems are designed specifically for memory devices. A well-designed flash device and flash file system ensure ...

  • IOPS (input/output operations per second)

    IOPS measures the maximum number of reads and writes to non-contiguous storage. It is not an actual benchmark since vendor ...

  • eMMC (embedded MultiMediaCard)

    An embedded MultiMediaCard (eMMC) is a small storage device made up of NAND flash memory and a simple storage controller.

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  • RESTful API

    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an...

  • cloud storage infrastructure

    Cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or ...

  • Zadara VPSA and ZIOS

    Zadara Storage provides block, file or object storage with varying levels of compute and capacity through its ZIOS and VPSA ...

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