Disaster Planning and Recovery

Author: Alan M. Levitt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471142050
Release Date: 1997-04-09
Genre: Architecture

"The focus of this guide is to assist you in planning for all the vital factors and imperative considerations essential in enhancing the likelihood of your organization's continuity and survival when impacted by an out-of-course event: planning to prevent disasters, planning to reduce the likelihood of disasters, planning to deal with disasters, and planning to recover after a disaster has affected the organization." -- Alan M. Levitt The only complete, hands-on guide to disaster planning, Disaster Planning and Recovery provides proven strategies, tools, and techniques for helping your company plan for, cope with, and recover from cataclysmic events. Internationally recognized business continuity expert Alan M. Levitt tells you what you need to know to avoid having natural and man-made disasters become business disasters. You'll find out how to: * Create an effective plan in advance * Reduce the likelihood of disasters * Maintain functioning when disaster strikes * Mobilize staff safely and efficiently during an emergency * Reduce costs of and recovery time following an out-of-course event * Work effectively with key departments, including IT, HR, maintenance * Minimize stress on staff members * And much more Earthquakes, floods, fires, tornadoes . . . there isn't much you can do to stop them from happening, but there are steps you can take to prevent natural and man-made disasters from turning into business disasters. And that is what this book is all about: minimizing the damage done to your business by cataclysmic external events. The only complete, practical guide of its kind, Disaster Planning and Recovery shows facility professionals how to prepare for, cope with, and rebound from a disaster. Alan Levitt clearly demonstrates that the first major step toward minimizing risk and optimizing recovery time following an emergency is to formulate a comprehensive disaster plan. Drawing upon his years of experience as a business continuity expert--and using fascinating and instructive vignettes and case studies (many of them previously unpublished) to illustrate his points--he shows you how to develop the most cost-effective plan possible. Rather than offer a set of one-size-fits-all checklists and procedures, Levitt supplies a rational framework and proven strategies for formulating a plan tailored to your business. He shows you how to set reasonable goals that will allow you to react more quickly and effectively without losing sight of business outcomes. And he provides the means for researching and conducting the five phases of a comprehensive disaster/recovery plan: identifying potential disasters; quantifying the risk of occurrence; establishing parameters for reducing that risk; forecasting the potential impact a disaster can have on personnel, plant, and business processes; and establishing systems for counterbalancing those impacts. Throughout Disaster Planning and Recovery, the emphasis is on human factors. Levitt describes techniques for efficiently mobilizing staff in an emergency, working effectively with key departments, such as IT, and most importantly, easing the stress that disasters can impose on staff members. Disaster Planning and Recovery is an indispensable resource for facility professionals, human resources managers, building owners and managers, architects, designers, and planners.

System i Disaster Recovery Planning

Author: Richard Dolewski
Publisher: Mc PressLlc
ISBN: 1583470670
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Computers

Mapping out all the preparations necessary for an effective disaster recovery plan and its safeguard—a continuous maintenance program—this guide is aimed at IT managers of small and medium businesses. The opening section covers the initial steps of auditing vulnerability, ranking essential IT functions, and reviewing the storage of tape backups, with the following discussion focused on the elements of the plan itself. The plan includes a mission statement, a definition of disaster, the assignment of staff to teams, methods of compensating for human error, and standards for documenting the steps of recovery. The final portion of the guide covers the all-important initial testing of the system as well as the proper maintenance thereafter and weighs in on the pros and cons of using outside vendors for recovery systems.

Security Planning and Disaster Recovery

Author: Eric Maiwald
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780072228304
Release Date: 2002-12-06
Genre: Computers

Proactively implement a successful security and disaster recovery plan--before a security breach occurs. Including hands-on security checklists, design maps, and sample plans, this expert resource is crucial for keeping your network safe from any outside intrusions.

Disaster Recovery Planning for Communications and Critical Infrastructure

Author: Leo Anthony Wrobel
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 9781596934696
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business

Addressing the vulnerabilities in today's critical infrastructure to natural disasters and terrorism, this practical book describes what you should be doing to protect your infrastructure before the unthinkable happens. You learn how to maintain command and control in any disaster, and how to predict the probability of those disasters. Written by two highly regarded experts in the field, this one-of-a-kind book shows you how to simplify risk assessments and emergency response procedures to disasters affecting our critical national and local infrastructure.

IT Disaster Recovery Planning For Dummies

Author: Peter H. Gregory
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118050630
Release Date: 2011-03-03
Genre: Computers

If you have a business or a nonprofit organization, or if you’re the one responsible for information systems at such an operation, you know that disaster recovery planning is pretty vital. But it’s easy to put it off. After all, where do you start? IT Disaster Recovery Planning For Dummies shows you how to get started by creating a safety net while you work out the details of your major plan. The right plan will get your business back on track quickly, whether you're hit by a tornado or a disgruntled employee with super hacking powers. Here's how to assess the situation, develop both short-term and long-term plans, and keep your plans updated. This easy-to-understand guide will help you Prepare your systems, processes, and people for an organized response to disaster when it strikes Identify critical IT systems and develop a long-range strategy Select and train your disaster recovery team Conduct a Business Impact Analysis Determine risks to your business from natural or human-made causes Get management support Create appropriate plan documents Test your plan Some disasters get coverage on CNN, and some just create headaches for the affected organization. With IT Disaster Recovery Planning For Dummies, you’ll be prepared for anything from hackers to hurricanes!

Disaster Recovery

Author: Brenda D. Phillips
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420074210
Release Date: 2009-05-06
Genre: Nature

Disaster recovery is often unplanned for in the emergency management life cycle. Yet recovery is the key stage where funds, programs, professional expertise, and volunteer efforts are applied to affected cities, states, and regions to get them up and running again. Providing a unique perspective on a highly focused area, Disaster Recovery is the first core text that tackles the myriad recovery issues faced by federal, state, and local emergency managers, public officials, and voluntary organizations in a long-term disaster recovery situation. The book takes a holistic approach, integrating the various challenges of recovery such as housing, the infrastructure, and workplaces. Disaster Recovery emphasizes three key themes by integrating vulnerable populations into each chapter, stressing the importance of tying mitigation measures into every aspect of recovery, and encouraging rebuilding in environmentally sustainable ways. Coverage includes topics such as recovery planning, housing, debris management, business and private sector recovery, public/governmental recovery and operations, historical and cultural preservation, environmental recovery, social and psychological recovery and services, voluntary non-governmental organizations (NGOs), federal assistance programs, grant-writing, and donations management. Pedagogical tools to clarify concepts Each chapter features pedagogy to encourage comprehension and retention, including key terms, learning objectives, highlighted practical applications, review questions, a summary, and references. Numerous classic and recent case studies ensure concepts are fully explained and illustrated. In addition, PowerPoint® slides are also available for adopters. Designed for professional and classroom use, this volume thoroughly covers the disaster recovery process, offering vital insight into the evolving field of emergency management.

Mastering Jenkins

Author: Jonathan McAllister
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781784392833
Release Date: 2015-10-27
Genre: Computers

Configure and extend Jenkins to architect, build, and automate efficient software delivery pipelines About This Book Configure and horizontally scale a Jenkins installation to support a development organization of any size Implement Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and Continuous Deployment solutions in Jenkins A step-by-step guide to help you get the most out of the powerful automation orchestration platform that is Jenkins Who This Book Is For If you are a novice or intermediate-level Jenkins user who has used Jenkins before but are not familiar with architecting solutions and implementing it in your organization, then this is the book for you. A basic understanding of the core elements of Jenkins is required to make the best use of this book. What You Will Learn Create and manage various types of build jobs, and implement automation tasks to support a software project of any kind Get to grips with the automated testing architecture, and scalable automated testing techniques Facilitate the delivery of software across the SDLC by creating scalable automated deployment solutions Manage scalable automation pipelines in Jenkins using the latest build, test, and deployment strategies Implement a scalable master / slave build automation platform, which can support Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux software solutions Cover troubleshooting and advanced configuration techniques for Jenkins slave nodes Support a robust build and delivery system by implementing basic infrastructure as code solutions in configuration management tools such as Ansible In Detail With the software industry becoming more and more competitive, organizations are now integrating delivery automation and automated quality assurance practices into their business model. Jenkins represents a complete automation orchestration system, and can help converge once segregated groups into a cohesive product development and delivery team. By mastering the Jenkins platform and learning to architect and implement Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and Continuous Deployment solutions, your organization can learn to outmanoeuvre and outpace the competition. This book will equip you with the best practices to implement advanced continuous delivery and deployment systems in Jenkins. The book begins with giving you high-level architectural fundamentals surrounding Jenkins and Continuous Integration. You will cover the different installation scenarios for Jenkins, and see how to install it as a service, as well as the advanced XML configurations. Then, you will proceed to learn more about the architecture and implementation of the Jenkins Master/Save node system, followed by creating and managing Jenkins build jobs effectively. Furthermore, you'll explore Jenkins as an automation orchestration system, followed by implementing advanced automated testing techniques. The final chapters describe in depth the common integrations to Jenkins from third-party tools such as Jira, Artifactory, Amazon EC2, and getting the most out of the Jenkins REST-based API. By the end of this book, you will have all the knowledge necessary to be the definitive resource for managing and implementing advanced Jenkins automation solutions for your organization. Style and approach This book is a step-by-step guide to architecting and implementing automated build solutions, automated testing practices, and automated delivery methodologies. The topics covered are based on industry-proven techniques, and are explained in a simple and easy to understand manner.

Guide to Disaster Recovery

Author: Michael Erbschloe
Publisher: Course Technology Ptr
ISBN: 0619131225
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Computers

Presents methods to identify vulnerabilities and take appropriate countermeasures to prevent and mitigate failure risks for an organization.

A Primer for Disaster Recovery Planning in an IT Environment

Author: Charlotte J. Hiatt
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1878289810
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Genre: Computers

Annotation Hiatt (California State University) helps businesses evaluate their vulnerability to accidents and disasters, and guides them through the process of creating a disaster recovery plan. The second half of the book consists of 33 appendices with diagrams, lists, questionnaires, procedures, surveys, contacts, and case studies. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning for IT Professionals

Author: Susan Snedaker
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 9780124114517
Release Date: 2013-09-10
Genre: Computers

Powerful Earthquake Triggers Tsunami in Pacific. Hurricane Isaac Makes Landfall in the Gulf Coast. Wildfires Burn Hundreds of Houses and Businesses in Colorado. Tornado Touches Down in Missouri. These headlines not only have caught the attention of people around the world, they have had a significant effect on IT professionals as well. The new 2nd Edition of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery for IT Professionals gives you the most up-to-date planning and risk management techniques for business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR). With distributed networks, increasing demands for confidentiality, integrity and availability of data, and the widespread risks to the security of personal, confidential and sensitive data, no organization can afford to ignore the need for disaster planning. Author Susan Snedaker shares her expertise with you, including the most current options for disaster recovery and communication, BCDR for mobile devices, and the latest infrastructure considerations including cloud, virtualization, clustering, and more. Snedaker also provides you with new case studies in several business areas, along with a review of high availability and information security in healthcare IT. Don’t be caught off guard—Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery for IT Professionals, 2nd Edition , is required reading for anyone in the IT field charged with keeping information secure and systems up and running. Complete coverage of the 3 categories of disaster: natural hazards, human-caused hazards, and accidental / technical hazards Extensive disaster planning and readiness checklists for IT infrastructure, enterprise applications, servers and desktops Clear guidance on developing alternate work and computing sites and emergency facilities Actionable advice on emergency readiness and response Up-to-date information on the legal implications of data loss following a security breach or disaster

Disaster Response and Planning for Libraries

Author: Miriam B. Kahn
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838911518
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Business & Economics

Provides the tools librarians need to prepare for disasters that can ruin their holdings of books, journals, audio and videotapes, and CDs, describing the steps to planning for and implementing a workable disaster response plan.

Wiley Pathways Disaster Response and Recovery

Author: David A. McEntire
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0471789747
Release Date: 2006-08-18
Genre: Social Science

Providing readers with a well-rounded understanding of disaster responses, this book first explores the various types of disasters that may occur. It then uncovers the myriad of actors that are involved in emergency management as well as the diverse theoretical frameworks from which post-disaster activities may be approached. Readers will gain a better understanding of the typical challenges to be expected during response efforts as well as the tools and techniques that will enhance the ability to protect lives, reduce property damage and minimize disruption.