Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Voices of the Industry.

disaster-recovery-planIn this week’s Voices of the Industy, Josh Moody, FORTRUST’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, discusses disaster recovery plan best practices.

Best practices dictate that enterprises must be prepared with a plan in the case of a disaster. This plan informs stakeholders of the processes and procedures that must be completed to ensure a quick, seamless recovery, as well as their individual responsibilities.

Without such a plan, a business could suffer extended downtime, revenue loss and public scrutiny. With the proliferation of immediate access to data, the “always on” mentality across today’s enterprise as well as the global economy the requirement to be resilient in more paramount than ever. But it isn’t just enough to have a disaster recovery plan (DRP) in place. The plan must be tested to guarantee that, in the event of a severe storm, utility outage or other disaster, services remain uninterrupted. Let’s take a look at what a quality DRP should include, how to successfully test this plan and what this means for colocation customers.

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