Why is IT Disaster Recovery Plan (IT DRP) important to your organization? It enables your organization with an ability to protect yourself from and to minimize the disruption caused by various natural disasters and human-made outages. IT DRP focuses on the recovery of business-critical IT systems and applications that have failed either due to IT infrastructure component failure, data centre failure, data corruption or some other incident or IT disaster (e.g. cloud provider outages).
StratoGrid Advisory specializes in the development of IT Disaster Recovery Plans that leverage Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program requirements and aligns them with the long-term strategic goals and the operational readiness requirements of your organization.
IT Disaster Recovery Assessment
The current state IT Disaster Recovery Plan (IT DRP) assessment identifies an organization's IT Recovery capabilities, IT DRP maturity and alignment with industry-leading standards, best practices and organization's business continuity requirements.
A comprehensive assessment will identify any potential gaps between requirements outlined in Business Impact Analysis (BIA), Recovery Time and Recovery Point Objectives (RTO/RPO), and Business Continuity Strategy. A detailed assessment report will outline findings and recommendations and present a roadmap for future IT Disaster Recovery Plan improvements.
IT Disaster Recovery Options Analysis
We don't sell any products. StratoGrid Advisory is a technology and vendor-agnostic advisory firm which can assist your organization with the research of disaster recovery infrastructure options that will meet your business continuity requirements.
Our extensive IT operations experience will identify potential gaps in your existing IT infrastructure and systems and recommend approaches that will ensure high levels of IT resiliency.
IT Disaster Recovery Plan Development
The development of the IT Disaster Recovery Plan (IT DRP) doesn't have to be complicated. The goal of IT DRP is to implement a disaster prevention program to restore IT operational capability rapidly, thus minimizing the disruption of critical business applications.
IT DRP must document all mission-critical technologies, IT applications and systems recovery priorities, essential stakeholders and other vital resources required to recover functions and services dependent on critical IT infrastructure.
Additionally, IT DRP must document all third-party vendors who are responsible for providing outsourced IT services or applications to your organization and align Service Level Agreements (SLAs) with business continuity requirements.
This approach will ensure that technology supporting your mission-critical functions and services will be restored within the timeframes outlined in Business Impact Analysis (BIA) and business continuity strategy.
IT Disaster Recovery Plan Maintenance, Testing & Training
An IT Disaster Recovery Plan (IT DRP) maintenance ensures that documentation is updated and still aligns with overall Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program requirements. It will capture any IT applications, IT Systems or third-part vendors' changes that could potentially jeopardize the effectiveness of your organizations' disaster recovery and business continuity plans.
As a relevant adage says, "An Untested Plan is Only a Strategy," the IT Disaster Recovery Plan will require regular testing and exercising to validate its effectiveness and completeness. Regardless of the testing delivery approach, such as tabletop exercise, or a full-functional exercise, the development of realistic scenarios will identify gaps within your disaster recovery response plans and train key people on how to react during IT Operations disruptive events.
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