Business Continuity Planning – What is it and why is it important?

BCP or BCRP if you want to also include “resiliency” in the acronym, basically outlines planning for the worst.  In the old days you had a filing cabinet with documents, for example there might be a central government office which houses birth certificates or titles and deeds.  Perhaps a copy of documents is regularly created, …

What is disaster recovery and why is it important?

Disaster recovery involves the anticipation of major business outage, and the contingency planning to avoid business loss in revenue, customers or sales. All of the technology components that make up your enterprise applications should be carefully considered against loss.  What happens if this database server disappears?  Do we have all the data backed up somewhere? …

Cloud Computing – Disciplined Deployments

With traditional managed hosting solutions, we have best practices, we have business continuity plans, we have disaster recovery, we document our processes and all the moving parts in our infrastructure.  At least we pay lip service to these goals, though from time to time we admit to getting side tracked with bigger fish to fry, …