Define Your Disaster Recovery Plan to Save Yourself From Catastrophe
Disaster recovery planning is the process of documenting the appropriate level IT system and data protection as defined by business requirements. Learn more about Business Resiliency
While the final deliverable of a disaster recovery plan, or DRP, engagement includes a functional and physical design which empowers IT to build the desired capability, more of the effort is focused on...
- defining risk tolerance
- compliance requirements
- data and application value
- RPO (recovery point objective)
- RTO (recovery time objective) for business impacting applications
- financial modeling
- current state documentation
The major contribution a DRP makes to an organization is establishing agreement between the business and IT on the appropriate compromise between protection and cost as it relates to IT systems. This enables IT to meet defined business objectives and secure funding for mitigating the gap between current and desired states.