The Disaster Recovery importance
Disaster Recovery, or DR, is an area of infrastructure and security planned to minimize the negative impact of any event on an organization. Its function is to maintain, replace or summarize the proper functioning after a disaster such as a fire, earthquake or malware attack that affects the integrity of the CPD.
Not all hardware, software, data set, or data center processes are the same. Some digital assets will always be more important in the operation of business operations. A Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) prioritizes major systems to quickly restore critical business operations.
The DRP strategy is not simple and the pandemic adds difficulties.
BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN and DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN
The DRP is only a small part of the business continuity plan. The main goal of disaster recovery is to restore data after an unexpected disaster to the installation of the CPD.
On the other hand, the goal of the Business Continuity Plan is to ensure that key business functions are not affected in the event of a disaster, such as IT, resource management and finance. Without a business continuity plan, it would be very difficult for organizations to regain normalcy.
HOW MUCH EFFECTIVE IS THE DATA CENTER DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN?
According to recent statistics, data center outages cost U.S. companies a total of $ 700 billion each year. And A Data Center can expect to lose about $ 9,000 a minute due to an unplanned data center outage.
KEY POINTS TO APPLY THE BEST MEASURES:
- Assessing Business Impact: Risks can vary by industry, geography, and other factors, but there are four general categories: financial losses, operating shocks, reputational damage, or regulatory sanctions. And 2 questions are answered: how much data would you suffer and what would be the resulting financial loss and how long would you need to resume operations?
- Have a trained team on standby: Different disasters require different personnel requirements. You need to have a specialized team in each part of a Data Center. An emergency and communication plan must be established.
- Technological risks: To have proper data restorations, the original backup must be relevant, validated, and error-free. Problems such as data extraction from older versions and legacy-based systems, or version control issues, should be avoided.
- Always be prepared: Be prepared with sufficient, efficient and fast team members in the face of any immediate inconvenience.
While the benefits of a data center DRP are clear, not every plan will. A well-planned and timely recovery plan can make all the difference in business survival. Developing a recovery plan is not a one-time event. In addition, to ensure that personnel, systems, and data are secure and that the organization can resume operations in the least realistic time, it is necessary to continuously update the DRP.
Oriol Lalaguna & Jan Fité