The most complete guide to data protection, disaster recovery avoidance, and disaster recovery tools, techniques, and technologies! Disaster Recovery Planning, Second Edition shows exactly how to implement world-class disaster recovery for today's distributed environments--without paying for expensive consultants or proprietary methodologies! Veteran planner and analyst Jon William Toigo delivers strategies and insight that any company can use, large or small.
You'll find comprehensive coverage of disaster recovery techniques that reflect the latest technologies in data storage, networks, server systems, and the Internet:
*E-business and Web based disaster planning and recovery
*Recovery strategies for n-tier client/server and ERP systems--the Achilles heel of modern corporate IT
*Low-cost steps you can take now to dramatically reduce the risks of disaster
*Guidelines for leveraging current and next generation IT and network technologies to ensure maximum protection for mission-critical business processes
Disaster Recovery Planning, Second Edition is linked to an accompanying Web site, http://www.drplanning.org, that will serve as a "living appendix"-keeping IT professionals up-to-date on disaster recovery for years to come!
Review By: Kelly Winston 09/11/2002This book delves into the latest and greatest along with the tried and true strategies for disaster recovery. It was organized from the analysis, to planning and strategy, to plan testing and maintenance.
There are excellent real-life examples throughout the book. These examples hit home for me, reading about how the disasters you heard about in the news were handled by people in businesses and industries such as ours. Whether you know it or not now, you need a disaster recovery plan before it’s too late.
Practical plans and strategies are laid out in easy-to-use form. You could easily adapt these strategies within your own organization. There were also many helpful diagrams to explain the plans and processes.
This book was an excellent tool for me, being relatively new to disaster recovery planning. The book is very informative and explains strategies clearly and concisely. There is an extensive and very helpful chapter on resources to use within your company, community, state, and nation. As an educational tool, I found it engaging. I think anyone involved in testing, quality assurance, development and Web management could learn a great deal about the subject from this book. It could also spark many ideas to make your current plan better. It would be useful for anyone to learn new ideas, from novices to experts.
I especially liked the “true story” examples. It made the value of creating, testing, and maintaining a plan realistic. I was also impressed by the straightforward advice throughout the book about how to get buy-in from senior management, along with other teams, for disaster recovery strategies.
I appreciated the writer’s style. It flowed well. Although he was obviously very knowledgeable, his casual style made it very enjoyable to read. The many illustrations made it easy to understand and share with others.