Right-Size Enterprise Disaster Recovery Plans

DR is not a one-size fits all proposition; make sure spending matches needs.

Last Revised: July 2, 2010


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Your Challenge

  • The organization needs to be able to protect business operations and recover from disaster.
  • Existing plans have not been scoped appropriately and the business is spending inappropriately.
  • This Solution Set will provide you with the ability to outline risks, determine appropriate recovery objectives, and establish a cost framework.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

Five 9's of availability is unachievable and four 9's may be cost-prohibitive; setting recovery objectives that meet business goals while not breaking the bank is the single biggest challenge in DR planning.

Impact and Result

Upon completion of the work outlined in this Solution Set you will have determined the amount of DR capability you require within the dual boundaries of business need and financial ability.

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Best Practices Toolkit

  1. Get a crash course on DR project scoping

    Educate IT and the business on what's involved in planning a DR project.

  2. Scope current DR capabilities, and determine future needs and budget

    • Determine what response levels IT is able to support.
    • Assess and validate business response needs.
    • Verify that business recovery needs fit within established financial constraints

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Each of our solution sets include information, tools and templates to help you complete a project on your own. However, if you want extra help, our silver and gold memberships include phone access to our analysts. Analyst calls are focused on helping our members use the research we produce, and our experts will guide you to successful project completion.

  • Book an Analyst Call on this topic. You can start as early as tomorrow morning. Our analysts will explain the process in your first call.
  • Get advice from a subject matter expert. Each call will focus on explaining the material and helping you to plan your project, interpret and analyze the results of each project step, and setting the direction for your next project step.

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