IT Business Continuity. Business Continuity refers to an organization's ability to keep vital business operations running at or near normal capacities in the event of infrastructure failure. These failures can be caused by human errors, power failures, application errors and a host of others that impact the ability of the infrastructure to properly support the organization. When speaking of Business Continuity the majority of the infrastructure remains in place and functional which is in contrast to Disaster Recovery.
This might sound like a strange statement coming from network infrastructure experts. But focusing on appliances and software solutions can lead to the development of incomplete or inadequate solutions and this can be an expensive and humbling mistake! IT Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) is not about appliances, power supplies, routers, switches and servers, it's about supporting business processes.