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The modern disaster recovery market explained

The disaster recovery market has evolved dramatically in the last few years. As the possible incidents that necessitate recovery have changed, including a rise in cybersecurity attacks, so too have DR strategies.

Introduction

A steady rise in cybersecurity attacks and an ever-changing IT landscape have shaped the disaster recovery market in recent years. As with any technology, disaster recovery products and processes have evolved with the times, sometimes rapidly.

Ransomware is the No. 1 cybersecurity threat snatching headlines these days, and it's no wonder. Major attacks, such as WannaCry, have shaken IT pros across the globe, and created a renewed urgency for proper ransomware protection.

Prior to these large scale attacks, it wasn't uncommon for organizations to question the need for ransomware preparation and protection. Now, it is likely considered a priority.

While ransomware protection had a quick ascension in the disaster recovery market, other modern DR trends have seen a more subtle rise. Cloud disaster recovery is not new, but is gaining popularity among organizations looking to reduce downtime. Disaster recovery in virtual environments is also being implemented.

When used properly, virtual disaster recovery can simplify otherwise complex DR processes. There is an emphasis on properly, however. With both cloud and virtual DR, experts cannot recommend enough testing and preparation to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Speaking of preparation, a solid business continuity and disaster recovery plan has always been a part of the disaster recovery process. Restoring business continuity in a timely manner after a disaster is vital to most, if not all organizations, and having a plan in place is a vital part of that.

However, with the rise of cybersecurity threats and a slew of new technologies on the market, the average BC/DR plan has a whole list of additional requirements that need to be met.

This guide offers an in-depth look at what's shaping the disaster recovery market, tips on how to implement some of the newer options and a rundown of any weaknesses to keep an eye on when deciding on a disaster recovery strategy. 

1Cloud and virtualized DR-

Properly using modern disaster recovery methods

Disaster recovery in virtualized and cloud environments is thriving in the current DR market. Both cloud and virtual disaster recovery boast ease of use, but when using either option, ensure that you've performed the necessary testing and preparation.

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Cloud disaster recovery services move to the forefront

Cloud DR is gaining popularity in the modern disaster recovery market thanks in part to its ability to reduce downtime and provide a faster restore. Continue Reading

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Five key challenges of cloud disaster recovery

While a cloud recovery service is generally beneficial for a lot of organizations, there are some hurdles to watch out for during and after a failure. Continue Reading

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Watch your DRaaS: Quick tips for cloud DR testing

Explore this checklist of best practices for testing a cloud disaster recovery plan. Testing is just as important for disaster recovery as a service as it is for legacy DR. Continue Reading

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Best practices for virtual DR

Many are getting on the virtualized disaster recovery bandwagon because it is easy to use and effective for cybersecurity. But to reap all of the benefits, you must follow the historically key pillars of good DR. Continue Reading

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Testing is a vital step for virtual disaster recovery

Testing a virtualized disaster recovery environment isn't something you can skip. Here are some key components of a thorough virtual DR test. Continue Reading

2BC/DR planning-

Crafting a business continuity and disaster recovery plan

Business continuity and disaster recovery planning can be a costly and time-consuming process. However, now more than ever, organizations are taking the time to develop a thorough BC/DR plan incorporating cybersecurity precautions. Along with putting you a step ahead when faced with a disaster, a BC/DR plan can help with compliance and can minimize data loss.

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BC/DR planning: The most frequently asked questions

Getting started on a business continuity/disaster recovery plan? Check out six common concerns IT pros have when it comes to creating a BC/DR plan. Continue Reading

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How setting BC/DR standards can help with compliance

If you're stressing out about compliance, take a breather. As long as a BC/DR plan follows the standards of modern disaster recovery, compliance should follow. Continue Reading

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Should BC/DR and cybersecurity response be connected?

Your organization may have a stellar cybersecurity incident response plan, as well as BC/DR plans, but here's why they should work in conjunction with each other rather than separately. Continue Reading

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Improve business continuity with cloud cybersecurity

Cloud-based cybersecurity as a service is a tool currently on the disaster recovery market made to boost your BC/DR plan and to work with cloud DR. Continue Reading

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Don't forget internet of things when creating a BC/DR plan

With the rise of the internet of things, IoT risk management can identify potential threats and form a plan to respond to them. Continue Reading

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Quiz yourself on business recovery planning

There's a lot of information out there about BC/DR plans lately, and it could get overwhelming. Take this quiz to make sure you've got the basics down. Continue Reading

3Ransomware-

Recovering from ransomware

It would be hard to pinpoint an issue that's been grabbing more headlines in the disaster recovery market than ransomware. Analysts agree that skimping on ransomware protection these days is taking a huge chance, so make sure you're taking the appropriate measures to protect your data, and keep recovery in mind.

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How organizations recover from ransomware

As unlikely as it may seem, recovery following a ransomware attack is possible. Explore a few vendors that can help in the event of a ransomware attack. Continue Reading

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Utilize offline backups for ransomware recovery

Ransomware recovery should be top of mind for your data protection plan. Offline data backup can help with the problem before it arises. Continue Reading

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Quorum recovery product targets ransomware

See how one vendor in the disaster recovery market is aiming to help organizations recover from infections and reeling in customers who want faster rebuild times. Continue Reading

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How to back up data in the age of ransomware

Still not sure about the ransomware threat? Here are five common questions and concerns surrounding ransomware backup and how to recover from an attack. Continue Reading

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The ransomware epidemic: Looking back and ahead

In this comprehensive look at protection against ransomware, analysts provide insight into best practices, highlighting backup, recovery and malware detection tools. Continue Reading

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