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  • Disaster Recovery Best Practices

    CIOs and management executives say they have disaster recovery and business continuity under control

    Best Practices - Top 10 - Janco has found that successful organization typically follow or have implemented these 10 best practices.

    1. Have management communicated that disaster recovery is not a tactical IT project but as a strategic IT asset.
    2. Create a disaster recovery and business continuity process that is integrated into the organization
    3. Allocate costs associated with the disaster recovery business continuity plan as part of the base overhead so that costs are distributed across the entire organization
    4. Treat disaster recovery and business continuity as "mission critical" for cost and staff allocations
    5. Establish metrics for the process and timing of recovery events
    6. Test the plans at least once every six months or whenever there is major enhancement to the enterprise's computing or operational infrastructure
    7. Monitor how other enterprises and your competitors are faring after and event occurs
    8. Quarterly review you media communication protocol for who says what when to whom when an event occurs
    9. Pool your assets and personnel to provide resilience capabilities for interconnected systems or collaborative technologies such as payments or check processing.
    10. Test the back-ups (at least quarterly) so that what is taken is what is needed for recovery and that it meets your recovery performance metrics.

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    DR/BC plan template upated to reflect recent lessons learned

    Standard for Disaster Planning and Continuity Planning - DR/BC plan template upated to reflect recent lessons learned

    DR/BC plan template upated to reflect recent lessons learnedDR/BC Template has just been updated with lessons learned for the most recent national and internationa disasters. The breadth and depth of damage associated with these events are a reminder of the importance of developing, maintaining, and exercising enterprise-level crisis management, emergency response, and business continuity plans. Add to those facts that many organizations, that were not located in those areas, depended on data centers located near the actual event for their DR/BC plans. FYI, in several loactions there were well over scores of collocation data centers ‌the area impacted by the event.

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    - DR/BC plan template upated to reflect recent lessons learned


    Hurricane Florence highlight importance of DB/BC planning for remote sites

    Hurricane Florence shows DR/BC planning was not sufficient

    Remote Site and Home office DR/BC PlanningHurricane Florence showed that the remote office and at home computing sites  contain data that unique to a customer, distributor, and/or sales person. When that information is lost has a significant impact on the enterprise.

    Areas that need to be addressed are:

    1. Growing data
    2. Automated backups
    3. Recovering data quickly
    4. Managing data protections
    5. Meeting Mandated Compliance requirements
    6. Education of remote and home office users

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    - Hurricane Florence highlight importance of DB/BC planning for remote sites


    Business-critical workloads in the public cloud double

    Business-critical workloads in the public cloud double

    • 38 percent of workloads today exist in a private cloud, with 28 percent in a public cloud. This means that the burden of protecting, managing and utilizing the data across these heterogeneous environments will fall largely on IT departments.Cloud infrastructure
    • Geographically, Japan and Brazil lead the way in leveraging the public cloud with roughly 50 percent more workloads moving to the public cloud than the US, Canada, France and Germany.
    • Manufacturing has led the way in migration to the public cloud with 30 percent of their workloads in the public cloud, as compared to 24 percent in telecommunications, 23 percent in both healthcare and financial and 16 percent in the public sector.
    • 40% say cost is the primary driver for moving to the public cloud, while the top inhibitor to public cloud use remains security, with 50 percent saying that security/protection architectures is still the top reason for avoiding the public cloud.
    • May feel some workloads would always remain on-premises rather than migrating to the cloud.
    • 81 percent of enterprises rely on service providers for help with cloud implementation, as well as ongoing operations.

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    - Business-critical workloads in the public cloud double


    Cloud Based Disaster Recovery - Success or Failure? Reasons Why.

    How to Guide Disaster Recovery, Cloud, and Outsourcing

    Many organizations have elected to adopt a hybrid disaster recovery architecture ,one in which public or private cloud capabilities can be deployed. Many options are available, but which approach is right for you? Are cloud appliances or gateways always needed? Ask yourself:

    • Do you need to consider remote locations with limited or no IT staff?
    • How quickly do you need to recover? Are hours okay or do you really need fresh data within minutes
    • Do you need to transfer large volumes of data quickly and efficiently?
      - Is there a need to support a complex organization with multitenancy?

    These questions and many more are answered in the Cloud Outsourcing, Security, and Disaster Recovery bundle

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    - Cloud Based Disaster Recovery - Success or Failure? Reasons Why.