Is your data center ready for a blizzard? Better check your disaster recovery plan. Heavy snow can be beautiful, but can also be a challenge. (Photo of New York’s Gramercy Park in Feb. 2011 blizzard by Marc Cappelletti via Flickr )
With a potentially historic blizzard threatening parts of the Northeast, it’s a good day to review your disaster recovery and business continuity plans. As part of Data Center Knowledge’s Industry Perspectives
feature, disaster recovery expert Richard Dolewski has written a series of comprehensive articles on disaster recovery planning and strategy that provides guidance and tips for all who face business continuity issues.
Disaster Recovery Scenario: Stick to the Plan 
- No one likes disasters and downtime. Prudent operations managers have business continuity plans that can assist in a crisis and support organizational priorities and goals as well.
Health Check For Your Disaster Recovery Plan  – Just as a health checkup can point out areas where your body is not operating at its peak, your Disaster Recovery Plan needs a regular review to make sure your IT systems and staff are fully prepared for any disaster that may occur.
Disaster Recovery Plans: Practice Makes Perfect 
– Once you’ve developed and implemented a Disaster Recovery Plan, your job is just beginning; you must test it — not just once, but regularly — to reflect the changing dynamics of your computing environment.
We’ll also pose a question to our readers with expertise on disaster recovery: What are the special considerations for dealing with a major snow event? How does the checklist for a blizzard differ from other types of disasters? Share your thoughts and expertise in the comment section.
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 Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/marccappelletti/5392643635/
 Disaster Recovery Scenario: Stick to the Plan: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2010/09/28/disaster-recovery-scenario-stick-to-the-plan/
 Health Check For Your Disaster Recovery Plan: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2011/03/10/health-check-for-your-disaster-recovery-plan/
 Disaster Recovery Plans: Practice Makes Perfect: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2011/04/26/disaster-recovery-plans-practice-makes-perfect/
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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