Disaster Recovery Tips


  • Mass notification system best practices

    If you plan on implementing a mass notification system, this technology overview, vendor chart and handy planning checklist should answer any outstanding questions.

  • Assess practicality of restoring VMs for Azure recovery

    With Azure VM backup, virtual machines can run in the cloud while a business gets back on its feet. But there are two key considerations to keep in mind.

  • How to choose your cloud recovery vendor

    Discover why location, networking, failback and SLAs are important in picking a cloud disaster recovery service. Then find out what it takes to implement it.

  • How to build a cloud disaster recovery plan

    In creating a plan for data recovery in the cloud, it's important to keep track of your infrastructure, DR requirements and the potential duration of failover.

  • Change management best practices for BC/DR

    Learn to construct a change management system and address business continuity maintenance, and how the two processes complement each other in a BC/DR plan.

  • Key considerations when choosing DRaaS providers

    From performance and cost to infrastructure and scalability, there is a lot to compare when selecting a DRaaS provider. This checklist will help you make the right choice.

  • FFIEC BC handbook update offers value

    The latest FFIEC BC handbook has made vendor resilience and cyber-resilience auditable issues. Even nonfinancial institutions should incorporate the handbook into their BC plans.

  • Top tips for your DR test plan

    Disaster recovery tests require a lot of preparation, but they are essential to a proper DR strategy. This checklist will help your organization before, during and after DR testing.

  • DRaaS aids cloud recovery approach

    Failing over to the cloud can be handled by a DRaaS provider, but concerns over data movement and performance need to be addressed before the cloud DR strategy is implemented.

  • Best practices for failing over after disasters

    Failing over to another data center after a disaster can be challenging. Learn the key elements to plan to ensure your operations continue running well.

  • DR testing technology options

    A disaster recovery test plan can prevent possible computing disasters and help users recover from unforeseen events. Discover how to make your organization more resilient.

  • How to choose the right replication technologies

    Data volume plays a large role when implementing host-, array- and network-based data replication technologies. This tip breaks down the pros and cons of each approach.

  • Data loss prevention best practices

    Expert Paul Kirvan details data loss prevention best practices that can thwart a potentially devastating disruption to BC and DR operations in any organization.

  • Ways to reduce disaster recovery costs

    Technology is coming to the rescue for organizations looking to lower their disaster recovery costs. Learn how these steps can help decrease your DR expenses.

  • DR test plan mistakes to avoid

    Expert Paul Kirvan details five disaster recovery test plan errors to eliminate from your pre-test buildup, and some considerations for during and after testing.

  • Cloud recovery requires planning

    Cloud recovery and running a VM in the cloud can work for your organization. But the migration should be planned rather than be part of a failover.

  • Align Plan-Do-Check-Act with business continuity plans

    The PDCA process ensures that a business continuity system, and the activities it supports, can be continually reviewed and improved to be compliant with ISO standards.

  • How to use the ISO's new BIA standard

    ISO 22317, a new global standard for conducting a business impact analysis, is worth a look if you are preparing to perform a BIA or updating a current BIA.

  • Collaborate on audit to improve BC/DR

    Learn how best to collaborate with internal and external auditors to audit for business continuity and disaster recovery improvements.

  • Best practices for disaster recovery project management

    Effective project management in business continuity and disaster recovery requires proper plans, establishing goals and deliverables, and setting a schedule.