Tuesday June 2, 2020

Preparing for the worst

Traditional disaster recovery planning would have been of limited use during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Jason Walsh asks if it can be adapted to address the new normal

10th May, 2020
As we have seen with Covid-19, however, not everything can easily be planned for – at least, not the first time

Disaster recovery (DR) is simple enough in theory: ensuring a business has the capability to keep working if its main site has been taken out by unforeseen circumstances.

In practical terms this means back-ups, network availability, data availability, hardware availability, the ability for some staff to work from home and, in many cases, a full-blown recovery centre hotsite to which staff can recreate in order to keep working. In short, resilience.

As we have seen...

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