Disaster Recovery Plan - 1 DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN Disaster...

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DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN1Disaster Recovery PlanGeoff RobertsStrayer UniversityCIS 409Professor Lee Southard5/17/2014
DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN2Disaster recovery planning is a key part of any infrastructural deployment in IT-based environments for organizations. In the context of business continuity and IT management, disasters generally comprise risks of service outage during the conduct of business which can be caused by hardware, software or generally a failure in the environment and the subsequent process of controlling that outage. In the case of Contoso Corporation, running a corporate officein New York and a manufacturing site is in Cleveland, Ohio as well as 5 smaller sites, managing the services in the virtual environment is subject to disasters at any point in time. Microsoft Hyper-V platform is a very powerful infrastructure with a strong ability to cater for multiple business services at an excellent speed. Its capability for replication empowers the management of business in large-scale environments. However, like any other IT platform, it is not without limitations. Notwithstanding, with careful planning, administrators can avoid the adverse consequences of disasters by managing the virtual server environment carefully to ensure effective business continuity.Services such as Email, Database, File, Print as well as services at Point-of-Sale are mission critical in business continuity. During a disaster, these services must be maintained and hence the need to have the servers working. In order to achieve this spontaneous service delivery,an effective method of mitigating failure must be adopted. One way of doing this is to perform a

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