What is Disaster Recovery?
One of the biggest challenges within organisations is thinking a DR event won’t happen to them. Or should it occur, the disruption to likely constitute a seismic event impacting whole industries or the world and resulting in far greater things to be concerned with.
However in reality, businesses are crippled by things much more mundane and innocuous. As a result, a DR event is frequently underestimated and businesses are often underprepared. Cyber-attacks, lock outs, rogue administrators and viruses can all be causes for an unplanned failover into a secondary site. This reality is only made more troubling as events become increasingly advanced and more common.
After a DR event affects your business, it becomes largely mathematical; how much did we lose and are we still capable of operating? At the least, it will mean;
- Lost employee productivity (measured in days)
- Inability to perform your key business function
And the not as commonly mentioned, but still critical;
- Loss of reputation