Disaster Recovery Definitions

This glossary explains the meaning of key words and phrases that information technology (IT) and business professionals use when discussing disaster recovery and related software products. You can find additional definitions by visiting WhatIs.com or using the search box below.

  • M

    maximum tolerable period of disruption (MTPOD)

    Maximum tolerable period of disruption (MTPOD) is the time following a disaster after which an organization’s viability will be irreversibly impacted if production isn't resumed.

  • N

    network disaster recovery plan

    A network disaster recovery plan is a procedure designed to prepare an organization to respond to an interruption of network services -- such as Internet access, wide or local area network operation and wireless networking functionality -- during a natural or manmade disaster.

  • P

    pandemic plan

    A pandemic plan is a documented strategy for business continuity in the event of a widespread outbreak of a dangerous infectious disease.

  • S

    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.

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