Bring yourself up to speed with our introductory content.
Bring yourself up to speed with our introductory content.
A warm site is a type of facility an organization uses to recover its technology infrastructure when its primary data center goes down. Continue Reading
Disaster recovery trends and technologies to watch
Major disaster recovery developments have changed the market yet again, and it's time to get ready for a new year in DR technology, before you end up lagging behind. Continue Reading
Disaster recovery planning tools: Predictive analytics for DR
Today, predictive analytics and AI are fully realized disaster recovery tools. In the unpredictable world of DR, predictive analytics is a particularly powerful technology. Continue Reading
How does VMware Admission Control work?
Get to know VMware vSphere's Admission Control tool and use it to reserve the resources necessary for VM failover with cluster resource calculations and slot policy. Continue Reading
How does vSphere HA application monitoring work?
Use heartbeats, VM monitoring and application monitoring to fully examine the causes of VM unresponsiveness. Adjust sensitivity levels to focus on the level of detail you need. Continue Reading
Ensure VM high availability with vSphere DRS and HA
Combine Distributed Resource Scheduler and vSphere High Availability to design balanced failover clusters. Pay attention to affinity rules, which can further support availability.Continue Reading
How does vSphere high availability affect VM restart order?
If you encounter a VM failure, you can use vSphere HA to automatically detect and restart VMs. Before you restart the VMs, you'll also need to meet resource and host criteria.Continue Reading
10 steps for optimal IT disaster recovery plan design
Have you ensured your disaster recovery planning is comprehensive and able to be understood by everyone involved? Our guidelines will help set you on the right path.Continue Reading
What's the difference between a hot site and cold site for DR?
The hot site vs. cold site debate requires users to understand how each DR site works and the resources needed. While one is more budget-friendly, downtime can be a deciding factor.Continue Reading
How to create an emergency phone tree and template
When disaster strikes an organization, employees must be alerted. Using a call tree in emergency situations is a time-tested way to effectively communicate events and next steps.Continue Reading
Test your business continuity best practices knowledge
When crafting a business continuity and disaster recovery plan, it's helpful to keep in mind some basic best practices. Don't find yourself caught off guard by getting complacent.Continue Reading
GDPR and disaster recovery: How to ensure you're covered
After all of the preparations and changes your organization has gone through to prepare for GDPR, make sure disaster recovery doesn't get swept under the rug.Continue Reading
Can an SMB business continuity strategy compete with larger firms?
When crafting a business continuity plan, an SMB must try and meet customers' enterprise-level expectations, while using its available resources to the fullest.Continue Reading
Recovering from ransomware: Defend your data with best practices
What does it take to recover from a ransomware attack? In most cases, it's planning, testing and resources. Is your organization prepared for the worst?Continue Reading
What standards for business continuity aid in compliance?
Business continuity and disaster recovery compliance is a valuable asset and may require a deeper understanding of modern standards and changes your organization needs to make.Continue Reading
What does the ISO 22330 business continuity standard cover?
With ISO/TS 22330, the International Organization for Standardization covers the issues related to the people involved in BCDR incident response.Continue Reading
tabletop exercise (TTX)
A tabletop exercise (TTX) is a disaster preparedness activity that takes participants through the process of dealing with a simulated disaster scenario.Continue Reading
Five tips for disaster recovery insurance and funding
Having a complete disaster recovery plan is essential. So is having DR insurance and the money available to fund the recovery. These steps will help you succeed with the latter.Continue Reading
Five data recovery planning steps to protect vital assets
Accurately restoring lost data after disaster strikes requires planning, patience and logic. If your goal is a smooth recovery process, here's what you'll need to know beforehand.Continue Reading
Can you recover from ransomware? Take our quiz and find out
Ransomware recovery is a complex, often expensive process. Are you prepared in the event of an attack? It may be time to ask yourself the difficult (or perhaps easy) questions.Continue Reading
Ransomware recovery is the process of resuming operations following a cyberattack that demands payment in exchange for unlocking encrypted data.Continue Reading
natural disaster recovery
Natural disaster recovery is the process of recovering data and resuming business operations following a natural disaster.Continue Reading
3 signs you may need a business continuity service provider
Using a BC/DR service provider may give your recovery plan a much-needed boost. As new technologies and standards arise, a partner can address changing needs.Continue Reading
incident management plan (IMP)
An incident management plan (IMP), sometimes called an incident response plan or emergency management plan, is a document that helps an organization return to normal as quickly as possible following an unplanned event.Continue Reading
Consider multi-cloud disaster recovery for added protection
Using multiple clouds in your disaster recovery strategy may be more difficult to implement, but it will also give your cloud plan an added level of reliability.Continue Reading
Crisis communication is a method of corresponding with people and organizations during a disruptive event to provide them with the information they need to respond to the situation.Continue Reading
Zerto is a storage software vendor that specializes in enterprise-class business continuity and disaster recovery in virtual and cloud environments.Continue Reading
How does the ISO 22316 standard cover resilience?
Definitions for business continuity and resilience sometimes clash, but both processes help an organization stay on its feet. A new ISO standard tackles the latter.Continue Reading
What are vital elements of a workplace emergency response plan?
Emergency response planning needs to be specific and varied enough that it will enable an organization to recover in the event of many different kinds of incidents.Continue Reading
Key elements of an effective incident response playbook
In this book excerpt, cybersecurity expert and author Bryce Austin highlights the importance of creating an effective incident response plan and delineates its key elements.Continue Reading
What is a short business continuity history?
From mainframes to the cloud, the business continuity profession has seen a lot over the decades. How did we get to the business continuity process of today?Continue Reading
Lessons in business continuity and disaster recovery planning
When crafting a business continuity and disaster recovery plan, you have to anticipate the unexpected. Here is what we can learn about BC/DR from two high-profile disasters.Continue Reading
A ransomware recovery plan for SMBs in five steps
SMBs are especially at risk of cyberattacks. Follow these steps, and even with a limited budget and staff, you could successfully recover from ransomware.Continue Reading
Data center disaster recovery plan template and guide
Read our guide on data center DR planning, and then download our free template to assess how your data center facility and its infrastructure would perform during a disaster.Continue Reading
HCI backup and disaster recovery architecture: Is it hype?
Looking to add HCI to a backup and recovery plan or improve its use in a data protection platform? We lay out some options that can enhance your disaster recovery.Continue Reading
Business continuity and disaster recovery testing templates
BC and DR testing can be major challenges for any organization. Our free templates offer ways to incorporate testing into your overall management process.Continue Reading
mass notification system (MNS)
A mass notification system is a platform that sends one-way messages to inform employees and the public of an emergency.Continue Reading
How do I design and initiate a call tree procedure?
A call tree can be an important piece of disaster recovery planning. Follow these steps for call tree design and execution to ensure your company is ready for unplanned events.Continue Reading
Data recovery restores data that has been lost, accidentally deleted, corrupted or made inaccessible. Learn how data recovery works, causes of data loss and data recovery techniques.Continue Reading
emergency communications plan (EC plan)
An emergency communications plan (EC plan) provides guidelines, contact information and procedures for how information should be shared should a crisis that requires immediate action occur.Continue Reading
disaster recovery site (DR site)
An organization uses a disaster recovery (DR) site to recover and restore its technology infrastructure and operations when its primary facility becomes unavailable. In deciding the location and setup of a disaster recovery site, a business must ...Continue Reading
Data replication copies data from one location to another using a SAN, LAN or local WAN. This allows organizations to have current data available in case a disaster occurs. There are two types of data replication: synchronous and asynchronous.Continue Reading
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Network Load Balancing is a Windows Server feature that can distribute network traffic among multiple servers.Continue Reading
Speed Hyper-V replication process by seeding replica VM
Hyper-V replication lets IT create secondary, offline virtual machines that can be used to recover operations following an outage of the primary VM.Continue Reading
What are the top five ways to train personnel in disaster response?
What are the five best ways to ensure personnel are trained in disaster response and ready to respond to a disaster event?Continue Reading
Six steps to build an effective enterprise risk management program
Follow these six steps to develop an enterprise risk management program that maps risks and establishes countermeasures.Continue Reading
Why the change management process is important for DR
Paul Kirvan discusses the importance of the change management process for disaster recovery in this Expert Answer.Continue Reading
Include the VoIP system in your disaster recovery planning process
Independent disaster recovery planning expert Paul Kirvan discusses why your VoIP system must be part of the disaster recovery planning process.Continue Reading
Your disaster recovery planning process must include your phone system
Independent disaster recovery planning expert Paul Kirvan discusses why your disaster recovery planning process must include your phone system.Continue Reading
emergency management plan
An emergency management plan should include measures that provide for the safety of personnel and, if possible, property and facilities.Continue Reading
ISO 22301 (International Organization of Standardization standard 22301)
International Organization of Standardization standard 22301 (ISO 22301) is a proposed standard that would call for meeting specific societal security requirements for disaster preparedness and business continuity management systems (BCMS). It is ...Continue Reading