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Business Continuity / DR
Business Continuity (BC) and Disaster Recovery (DR) are closely related practices that describe an organization's preparation for unforeseen risks to continued operations. The discussion of these is much more than what appears on this webpage. However, in its simplest terms, business continuity technology can assure that your IT service is never down (or brought online quickly). Disaster Recovery refers to specific steps taken to resume operations in the aftermath of a catastrophic natural disaster or national emergency.
Many confuse BC with backups, such as backup on tape drives or storage devices. A BC solution, unlike data backup and restore software, offers data backup, restoration and disaster recovery through up-to-date methods. The goal of this solution is to go beyond what traditional backup can do. It has the capability to extract and backup up complete systems, not just files and folders.
Business continuance is important for any company, but it may not be practical except for the largest enterprises to maintain full functioning throughout a disaster crisis.
New technologies, such as disk mirroring over the Internet, make it feasible for an organization to maintain up-to-date copies of data in geographically dispersed locations, so that data access can continue uninterrupted if one location is disabled. A business continuance plan should include: a disaster recovery plan, which specifies an organization's planned strategies for post-failure procedures; a business resumption plan, which specifies a means of maintaining essential services at the crisis location; a business recovery plan, which specifies a means of recovering business functions at an alternate location; and a contingency plan, which specifies a means of dealing with external events that can seriously impact the organization.
As you can see there are a number of considerations, thoughts and presumptions about BC and DR. What is important in dealing with any partner when discussing these is that you have a common understanding of what they are, how they differ, and plan accordingly.