IT Disaster Recovery. Disaster Recovery refers to incidents that significantly impact or make unavailable critical infrastructure. The most common examples are natural disasters and other "acts of God." Planning for data protection and recovery are fundamental to disaster recovery principles. So the idea of BCDR really is to ensure that your company or organization continues to function at or near normal capacity levels under even the most challenging conditions. Sounds pretty straightforward, right? Well, wrapped up in that deceptively simple concept are dozens, hundreds, perhaps even thousands of business processes, most, if not all of which are dependent upon your IT infrastructure for successful execution.
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) are two separate and related concepts that are often lumped together when developing recovery plans. Let's start with some quick definitions.