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Cloud disaster recovery service: Public or private?

There is a wide range of cloud DR services. Whether you choose public or private cloud, or a little of both, you need to weigh the risk and cost of each option.

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  • business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR)

    Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) are closely related practices that describe an organization's preparation for unforeseen risks to continued operations.

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue operating during an unplanned event.

  • call tree

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

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Cloud disaster recovery

As cloud-based disaster recovery expands and options grows, you can find the latest information on evaluating and implementing disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) and other aspects of moving to a DR in the cloud strategy.

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  • Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

    Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is the replication and hosting of physical or virtual servers by a third party to provide failover in the event of a man-made or natural catastrophe.

  • cloud disaster recovery (cloud DR)

    Cloud DR uses an off-site cloud repository to store copies of data that can be restored on-site to keep the business running in case of an emergency.

  • cloud outage

    A cloud outage is a period of time during which cloud services are unavailable.  

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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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  • Skype for Business

    Skype for Business, formerly known as Microsoft Lync Server, is a unified communications (UC) platform that integrates common channels of business communication and online meetings, including instant messaging (IM), presence, voice over IP (VoIP), video conferencing, file transfer, web conferencing, voicemail and email.

  • call tree

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

  • mass notification system (MNS)

    A mass notification system is a platform that sends one-way messages to inform employees and the public of an emergency.

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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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  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue operating during an unplanned event.

  • call tree

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

  • 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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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.

Recent Definitions

  • business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR)

    Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) are closely related practices that describe an organization's preparation for unforeseen risks to continued operations.

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue operating during an unplanned event.

  • call tree

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

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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 as a Service (DRaaS)

    Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is the replication and hosting of physical or virtual servers by a third party to provide failover in the event of a man-made or natural catastrophe.

  • 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 protection

    Data protection is the process of safeguarding important information from corruption, compromise or loss.

  • application-aware storage

    Application-aware storage is a storage system with built-in intelligence about relevant applications and their utilization patterns.

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue operating during an unplanned event.

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Small business disaster recovery

Explore pertinent information for small businesses that want to create a successful disaster recovery plan, including tips on using disaster recovery services for small business and a disaster recovery plan template, as well as other testing, policy and tool advice.

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  • internal audit (IA)

    An internal audit (IA) is an organizational initiative to monitor and analyze its own business operations in order to determine ...

  • pure risk (absolute risk)

    Pure risk, also called absolute risk, is a category of threat that is beyond human control and has only one possible outcome if ...

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    Risk assessment is the identification of hazards that could negatively impact an organization's ability to conduct business.

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    Biometrics is the measurement and statistical analysis of people's unique physical and behavioral characteristics.

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  • business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR)

    Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) are closely related practices that describe an organization's preparation for ...

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • call tree

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  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

    A hybrid hard disk drive is an electromechanical spinning hard disk that contains some amount of NAND Flash memory.

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