Saturday, April 05, 2014

Infographic: Why having Disaster Recovery Plan is important?

Saturday, April 05, 2014
Included within the infographic is information regarding some different types of technology disasters that can occur, some shocking stats about the results of business downtime, and most importantly, a step-by-step process for implementing a proper recovery strategy.

Causes of Business Downtime

  • UPS-related Issues: UPS Battery Failure (55%), UPS Capacity Exceeded (46%)
  • Human-related Issues: Human Error (48%), Cyber Attack (34%)
  • Environment-related Issues: Water Incursion (32%), Weather Related (30%)
  • Equipment-related Issues: IT Equipment Failure (33%), Heat/CRAC Failure (29%), CDU/Circuit Breaker Failure (26%)

Effects of Business Downtime

  • Case Study: 93% of of companies that lose their data center for 10 days will go bankrupt within a year.
  • Case Study: 43% of companies that experience a disaster never reopen. Only 6% of those that do will survive long-term. 

Implement a Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP)
  1. Perform a Business Impact Analysis - Tier recovery data into order of importance.
  2. Perform a Risk Assessment - Identify potential points of failure.
  3. Manage Your Risks - Put solutions into place to manage your risks.

Infographic Disaster Recovery
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