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Disaster Prevention and Recovery. Presented By: Sean Snodgrass and Theodore Smith. Learning Objectives. Define Disaster Prevention and Recovery and Business Continuity Planning Identify their uses Learn the importance of DRP, important considerations, and statistics

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disaster prevention and recovery

Disaster Prevention and Recovery

Presented By: Sean Snodgrass and Theodore Smith

learning objectives
Learning Objectives
  • Define Disaster Prevention and Recovery and Business Continuity Planning
  • Identify their uses
  • Learn the importance of DRP, important considerations, and statistics
  • Recognize different levels and solutions
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Activity
definition
Definition
  • Disaster Prevention (DP): The process of minimizing the risk of a disaster occurring. Pre-disaster steps taken.
  • Disaster Recovery (DR):

The process of minimizing business operation downtime in the event of a disaster. Post-disaster steps taken.

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Definition

Business Continuity Planning:

A practiced logical plan for how a company will recover and restore data in a specified period of time after a disaster.

types of disasters
Types of Disasters
  • Serious information security incidents
  • Equipment or system failure
  • Loss of utilities and services
  • Organized and/or deliberate disruption
  • Environmental disasters
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Uses
  • Personal (Mozy Online Backup)
  • Business (offsite data centers)
  • Law Firms (Sarbanes-Oxley Act)
  • Government
  • Universities (here at OSU)
why is drp important
Why is DRP important?
  • Integral to business longevity
  • Useful tool
  • Mandated by law
  • Employee training
statistics
Statistics
  • Veritas Software, a subsidiary of Symantec, conducted a survey of more than 1,200 global managers in 2004
  • What would be the most devastating effects of a disaster for a company?

Source: http://www.processor.com/articles//P2641/04p41/04p41graphic.pdf?guid=BF210C8BB27D4313982642EC80117A44

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Statistics
  • Only 38% of companies had DR or BC
  • Nearly 20% said company would be at stake
  • 51% of respondents with DR had used their recovery plan within the past year.
    • Computer failure, hackers, viruses accounted for 63% of used plans
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Statistics
  • More than 40% would have no idea how to resume business if primary data center lost.
  • On average, 72 hours to recover basic business functions after a fire.
  • $78,000 lost per hour on average (Disaster Recovery Journal estimate)

Source: http://www.processor.com/articles//P2641/04p41/04p41graphic.pdf?guid=BF210C8BB27D4313982642EC80117A44

gartner survey oct 2005
Gartner Survey, Oct. 2005

Picture Source: Witty, Roberta J. Disaster Recovery Journal, Fall 2005. Volume 19, Issue 4

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Statistics
  • How often do you think most companies test their recovery systems?
    • Annually
    • Semi-annually
    • Quarterly
    • Never
considerations
Considerations
  • Costs
  • Threats and BIA
  • Mission critical business functions
  • Recovery Time Objective (RTO)
  • Recovery Point Objective (RPO)
  • Systems
  • People

Source: http://www.stanford.edu/dept/EHS/prod/general/erprep/BCP_guide.doc

drp solutions
DRP Solutions
  • Data storage/duplication methods
    • Tape backup
    • Electronic vaulting
    • Periodic data backup
    • Mirroring

Picture Source: www.netgainit.com/Page.aspx?pageID=21

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DRP Solutions
  • Software
    • Facilitates data and systems recovery
    • Automated or user commanded synchronization.
    • Also used in BCP
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DRP Solutions
  • Cold site
    • Offsite storage facility with basic infrastructure
    • No data recovery
    • Long recovery time
    • Low cost

Picture Source:pulickal.files.wordpress.com/.../emptyrm-b.jpg

Source: Processor Editorial Article “Hot, Warm, or Cold,” September 2004. Vol. 17 Issue 35:http://www.processor.com/editorial/article.asp?article=articles%2Fp2735%2F23p35%2F23p35.asp

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DRP Solutions
  • Hot site
    • Offsite facility, fully mirrored data center
    • Minimal data loss
    • Nearly instantaneous recovery
    • High cost

Source: Processor Editorial Article “Hot, Warm, or Cold,” September 2004. Vol. 17 Issue 35:http://www.processor.com/editorial/article.asp?article=articles%2Fp2735%2F23p35%2F23p35.asp

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DRP Solutions
  • Warm site
    • In between hot and cold sites
    • Partially functional data center
    • Periodic data replication
    • Lower cost relative to hot sites

Source: Processor Editorial Article “Hot, Warm, or Cold,” September 2004. Vol. 17 Issue 35:http://www.processor.com/editorial/article.asp?article=articles%2Fp2735%2F23p35%2F23p35.asp

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DRP Solutions
  • Mobile On-site
    • Mobile data center
    • Flexible
    • Limited space
    • Suitable for smaller recoveries
    • Keeps employees close to home

Picture source: http://www.rentsysrecovery.com/?PID=4

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DRP Solutions
  • Quick-ship
    • Solution implied in name
    • Third-party vendor
    • Temporarily leased equipment
advantages and disadvantages
Advantages and Disadvantages

Disadvantages:

  • Very costly (hospitals pay between 100-500 grand per year)
  • Needs constant maintenance
  • Will not be successful if everyone is not involved
  • Like insurance

Advantages:

  • Saves huge amounts of money if a disaster occurs
  • Can be used to help other business functions
conclusion
Conclusion

DR is highly tailored to individual company’s needs

DR implementation is on the rise, trending towards warm sites

When fully utilized can save companies money

Useful for anyone in the business world to be aware of