How to create a disaster recovery plan

Ensure your IT infrastructure and applications can recover from outages with a disaster recovery plan (DRP)

When a disaster strikes and takes down the IT systems that are essential to business operations, the CIO has a key role in ensuring a rapid recovery. 

A disaster recovery plan (DRP) can help them get operations back on track. It documents the procedures required recover data, system functionality and IT infrastructure after an outage.

The DRP should explain how to prevent, detect and correct any IT disaster. It should document the actions necessary to minimise the effects of any service interruption and restore critical applications, and include descriptions of the responsibilities of different staff members in any response.

Read on for our tips on how to create a successful DRP.

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