Testing and benchmarking are necessary to avoid the bad moments of data loss.

Companies can figure out how prepared for disaster they are

Stephen Perkins

Disaster recovery is an issue every business must take on in modern times, but not every organization is going to know just how prepared they are. Jason Bovberg wrote on Windows IT Pro that preparedness has never been greater, but not many organizations test their programs.

"This need to uncover the value of disaster recovery planning and testing - as well as gain a better understanding of disaster recovery best practices to make preparedness more cost-effective and efficient - was the driving force behind a recently created Disaster Recovery Preparedness (DRP) Council," he wrote.

The DRP Council developed a Disaster Recovery Preparedness Benchmark survey to help organizations that were unsure of their capacity to weather a major crisis. Steve Kahan, chairman of the DRP Council, wrote that users can look at at their own organization and figure out how requirements and testing can be made better across the company. In just a 10 minute survey, these businesses can get a better picture of what else may need to be done to improve backup and disaster recovery.

Joe Toigo wrote on TechTarget that when properly managed, data backup can be of great service to any organization. However, proper testing is essential for monitoring and validation to ensure the solution is working as it should be.

Categories: Data Protection