Isn’t It Time You Started Your Business Continuity Plan?

Paul E Moore has written a great elemental article on the key components to a disaster recovery plan. Chicago disaster recovery facilities and other Midwest disaster recovery centers offer great services. Don’t forget your part, the planning, so that when you need your disaster recovery center, you’re ready to use it.

Disaster Recovery Planning

To help identify what services would be required (and when), it is recommended that a full contingency plan be developed and tested to ensure business continuity. The following key areas should be completed to ensure that the Business Recovery Plan is effective in all circumstances.

Threat Assessment

Firstly, you will need to decide on the disaster scenarios that you wish to protect against. It should also be remembered that prevention forms a very important part of the pre-planning phase, and any areas needing to be improved should also be highlighted at this stage. The provision of a Disaster Recovery service is usually intended to cover, but not limited to, the following scenarios.

• Loss of power
• Loss of computer equipment
• Loss of communication equipment
• Loss of Computer room
• Total loss of a facility

There are many other disaster scenarios that need to be considered to satisfy that all aspects have been explored. Some of these are non-physical disasters or environmental side effects such as bomb warnings, adverse weather conditions or loss of access to the building caused by a localised incident. It is recommended that you carry out a full Threat Assessment to enable all possible scenarios to be considered.

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Alex Carroll

Alex Carroll

Managing Member at Lifeline Data Centers
Alex, co-owner, is responsible for all real estate, construction and mission critical facilities: hardened buildings, power systems, cooling systems, fire suppression, and environmentals. Alex also manages relationships with the telecommunications providers and has an extensive background in IT infrastructure support, database administration and software design and development. Alex architected Lifeline’s proprietary GRCA system and is hands-on every day in the data center.