Even with the best technology and process, unexpected problems can arise when executing a recovery plan – especially under the pressure of a disaster. One of the best ways to uncover and mitigate these issues in a controlled environment is to build a routine of comprehensive disaster recovery testing.
“The most important aspect of a disaster recovery process implementation is testing and remediation. Chances are organizations will not get it perfect the first time. That’s ok, what’s more important is the ability to identify the issues and correct them, on a regular basis.”
Matt Sprauge: Manager of Infrastructure Services, CDI Managed Services
Testing also provides an excellent opportunity to train employees, perform maintenance and set expectations across the organization on recovery capabilities and limitations. For companies serving clients with “always-on” business expectations, testing is an essential component to the ongoing DRaaS Availability Lifecycle.
DRaaS Availability Lifecycle