Are you considering implementing a disaster recovery plan? You’ve made an excellent decision. Disaster recovery planning outlines how an organization will deal with potential disasters, be they man-made or natural.
The goal of such a plan is to minimize the effect of the disaster so that the company can resume normal operations as quickly as possible.
A disaster recovery plan relies heavily on cloud computing, which allows for virtual data storage as well as the operation of mission critical activities. Formulating such a strategy requires forethought and preparation. Below are three of the questions you should ask during IT disaster recovery planning.
Where is the Disaster Recovery Infrastructure Located?
Let’s say your business is located in New York City. This location has many advantages, but it can also be the brunt of bad weather throughout the year.
Rough weather can cause power outages, flooding, or even cause trees to fall on electrical lines or buildings. If your disaster recovery infrastructure resides in the Big Apple, it will be vulnerable to the same risks which threaten your non-emergency resources. Choose a location that will not be susceptible to hazards.
Can Employees Connect to Apps Running from the Disaster Recovery Center?
In the event of a disaster, your company’s physical location may be inaccessible. However, your business will still need to carry on operating. It can only do that if employees can access mission critical applications.
Select a disaster recovery facility which offers the capability of remote connection. That way, employees will be able to continue working from wherever they are (provided they have access to electricity and a network connection), and the business will be able to deliver to customers.
Will Everyone Understand the Disaster Recovery Documentation?
It’s not enough to plan for the worst; when disaster strikes, everyone needs to know what that plan is and how to carry it out. The documentation for the disaster recovery plan must be clearly written and easy to understand by everyone, even if an employee doesn’t have very much technical knowledge.
If someone cannot understand the plan, then there is a very good chance that it won’t be followed exactly. As a result of such a scenario, something could go wrong and the business could suffer.
Finding Disaster Recovery Experts
While the prospect of creating a disaster recovery plan sounds daunting, don’t worry. You don’t have to do it alone. Dynamix Solutions is here to help. A talented team of IT professionals will work with you to create a strategy, which enables your business to bounce back from the worst.
Contact Dynamix Solutions’ Toronto office at 416-657-2449 or its Calgary office at 403-456-2183 today for more information about disaster recovery planning.