Take the Disaster Recovery Self-Assessment

May 6, 2014 by Megan Gish

Did you know 91% of disasters are not natural disasters? While most businesses worry most about flood, hurricane and tornado-like disasters, those aren’t the biggest threat at all.

An accurate assessment of your disaster recovery needs is a necessary step to protecting your applications.

But first, let’s identify the three most common threats to business infrastructure:

Human Error – including mistakes, malicious attacks, and lack of knowledge mistakes

Geographic – including meteorological events such as fire, flood, or power outage

Infrastructure – including hardware and software failures like SAN outage, or server crashes

Click through on the following flowchart to identify gaps in your application protection. You may find your application’s compliance requirements dictate your protection level, in which case the decisions are made for you. If you do not have compliance requirements dictating your needs then use the chart to better understand whether you need one-day, multi- day or prolonged outage protection for your applications.

Disaster Recovery Self-Assessment

The first step in disaster recovery protection is to determine the gaps in your protection. There are three categories of outages to protect against:

Single-day outages – last between hours to one day, high likelihood of occurring

Multi-day disruptions – less common, occur due to unforeseen events like a tornado or flood

Prolonged disruption – least likely to occur, but most detrimental to business long-term

By understanding the types of threats, as well as lengths of disruptions your applications are vulnerable to, you are better able to protect your company from an impact on the business bottom line. Download the “Disaster Recovery Self-Assessment” to determine your risk profile and the economic value of disaster recovery protection.

Interested in the actual cost of your tailored DR solution? Contact Bluelock to discuss the complexity and size of the environment you need or wish to protect.