Evaluate Cloud, Co-lo, and In-House DR Deployment Models

Determine which deployment models, including hybrid solutions, best meet your DR requirements.

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An inadequate DR solution will cause:

  • Over or under provisioning of the DR budget
  • Ineffective DR capabilities
  • Inability to meet business requirements for system availability

A comprehensive DR solution will be able to:

  • Balance both budget and DR needs of your organization
  • Mitigate the impact of a broad range of disasters
  • Establish a process for evaluating future DR investments

Module 1: Requirements Gathering

The Purpose

  • Determine the DR requirements of critical applications.
  • Define the risks that your current IT environment is exposed to and translate them into requirements for the DR solution.
  • Evaluate the current state of your DR solution through a SWOT analysis.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Defined criticality rating for each application.
  • Documentation of key DR solution requirements based on risk scenarios.
  • Evaluated the strengths of your current state and leveraged them to take advantage of available opportunities. 

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Define applications and dependencies
  • Business Impact Analysis
1.2 Define applications’ criticality
1.3 Identify risk scenarios
1.4 Prioritize risks through a Risk Catalog
  • Risk Catalog

Module 2: Evaluate Potential DR Solutions

The Purpose

  • Analyze the benefits and drawbacks of a variety of DR options.
  • Conduct a thorough cost analysis for each DR option.
  • Identify how each DR option impacts your organization. 

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Comprehensive review of each DR option and identification of how each option fits with your organization.
  • Ensure long-term value of your DR solution by comparing the TCO model for each DR solution.
  • Prioritize each DR solution and identify the best-fit solution. 

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Review the pros/cons of each DR option.
2.2 Determine TCO for each DR option.
  • TCO Comparison Tool
2.3 Conduct Force Field Analyses.
2.4 Prioritize and rank DR options.
  • Decision Matrix

Module 3: Design a Best-Fit DR Strategy

The Purpose

  • Synthesize key insights from other organizations who have planned and implemented a DR solution.
  • Define the requirements for a bulletproof DR solution.
  • Present key insights to management.  

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Avoid common mistakes and leverage best practices to define your tailored DR solution.
  • Determine the considerations for a bulletproof DR solution.
  • Gain executive buy-in by demonstrating the long-term benefits of a tailored DR solution.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Document your DR solution.
  • DR solution document
3.2 Create the Executive Communication Presentation.
  • Executive Communication Tool

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