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April 2015

The 4-1-1 on DR testing technologies and best practices

Sponsored by SearchDisasterRecovery.com

Experts agree that testing is one of the most important aspects of disaster recovery planning. It is the only way to ensure that you are able to bring systems back online to meet recovery time objectives and recovery point objectives.

But, historically, IT teams have struggled with DR testing because it can be disruptive to employees that need access to essential applications. That is changing. Advancements in server virtualization, cloud computing and DR software have made DR testing more practical and much more affordable. This Drill Down on DR testing offers in-depth information on these technologies, DR testing best practices and advice on how to create DR test scenarios for your environment. If you are planning a DR test -- or you haven't run a DR test in a while -- you need to read this guide.

Table Of Contents

  • Server virtualization eases DR testing headaches
  • DR testing still required, even in the cloud
  • Challenges and alternatives to mobile device backups