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Recovery Playbook

A comprehensive plan that goes beyond a traditional recovery runbook.

Recovery Assurance Comes From Thorough Documentation

Most cloud recovery providers offer a simple disaster recovery runbook that describes the order in which your systems (VMs) should recover. Bluelock goes beyond the standard DR runbook to create a comprehensive Disaster Recovery Playbook that outlines the critical components of your disaster recovery and business continuity practices so that your team and Bluelock can work together to quickly return your business to normal operations in the event of a disaster.

Bluelock follows a strict, proven process for developing a Disaster Recovery Playbook with its customers. The Playbook outlines all DR procedures, runbook elements, recovery objectives, key contacts and authorizations, system and network configurations and detailed failover and failback instructions. During the onboarding and implementation process, the initial draft is created. After the first successful recovery test, the document is finalized and signed off on by both parties as complete. With each recurring test, the Playbook is reviewed and updated so that it is always up to date and accurate.

Bluelock Recovery Playbooks Include

  • Organizational preparedness: roles, responsibilities, contact information
  • Disaster recovery management and escalation processes: notifications, declaration and testing guidelines and authorizations
  • System details: detailed representation of key infrastructure and networking configurations and requirements
  • Failover and failback procedures: step-by-step system recovery and restore process

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