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Disaster Recovery Planning

Disaster recovery (DR), as well as the common United States government term continuity of operation plan (COOP), refers to a set of policies and processes that enables systems to recovery from a failure of the primary data center. Disaster recovery is often confused with High Availability (HA), which in the most simple terms is the recovery from a failure within a data center. When you’re planning for disaster recovery, two important metrics directly drive the time and cost for implementing the disaster recovery plan: the recovery time objective and the recovery point objective. Defining and testing the disaster ...

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