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Disaster Recovery Planning - Tips to Help

Nov 1, 2018 9:50:43 AM / by Jerry Nelson posted in how to, Data Governance, Disaster Recovery, Azure Site Recovery


Organizations I have worked with typically find themselves lacking a disaster recovery (DR) plan for an assortment of reasons. They have never had an outage; Disasters are too numerous to plan for; It is too expensive; They have one - it is called backups; Etc.

Technology has evolved to a point where every company, big and small, now has access to affordable and effective disaster recovery solutions. It doesn't take much to protect your organization from extinction due to a disaster. The following are a few things to think about when devising your organization's recovery plan.

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Five Statistics that Underscore the Need for Disaster Recovery Planning

Oct 29, 2018 11:40:47 AM / by Jerry Nelson posted in Disaster Recovery, Azure Site Recovery


Do you have a disaster recovery plan?
If you do, when was the last time you tested your disaster recovery plan?
Are you aware that there are ways to test your disaster recovery plan?
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Guest Limitations with Azure Site Recovery

Oct 8, 2018 3:20:47 PM / by Jeremy Brewer posted in Azure, Disaster Recovery, Azure Site Recovery


This week I had a chance to work with a client who wanted to start their journey into Business Continuity Planning using the Azure Site Recovery tool. This was their first-time recovery planning, so they wanted to start with a few non-production machines. They could watch for any performance impacts to the machine and end with a failover test. During the experience, I ran into some issues that I thought would be helpful for others. 


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What Katrina Taught Me about Disaster Recovery

Sep 18, 2018 3:21:07 PM / by Jerry Nelson posted in Business Strategy, Data, Leadership, Project Management, Strategy, how to, microsoft, Azure, Disaster Recovery


An organization I worked with owned a site in New Orleans. Our disaster recovery plan was simple; It required that the General Manager transport the most recent backup tapes to a designated accessible sister site where IT would redeploy the site's data and applications. When Katrina hit, our disaster recovery plan worked flawlessly and we recovered within the prescribed RTO and RPO. However, the 37 employees that used that data to generate revenue for the organization were scattered around the country unable to conduct business leaving our customers with an inferior product. What good is a disaster recovery plan without an associated solid business continuity plan?

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