The magnitude of damage can be greatly reduced if an organization's emergency team proactively takes into consideration the possibility of such occurrences while designing their infrastructure.
Execution becomes vital when disaster strikes as rescue teams have very limited timeframes for completing key tasks.
In contrast to the reactive measures used in failover and disaster recovery (described below) load balancing is a preventative measure.
Health monitoring tracks server availability, ensuring accurate load distribution at all times—including during disruptive events.
These business continuity threats depend on a variety of elements such as A contextually relevant crisis plan is then designed that gives the enterprise a working model for transitioning the emergency situation and effectuating business continuity.
Designing an effective plan is more often than not limited by constraints such as budget, technology, infrastructure, assets and availability of skilled personnel with the necessary expertise.
Structurally, disaster recovery plans are highly flexible so that rescue and restoration efforts can be improvised and adapted to unexpected developments.
This is essential as any hazardous occurrence is erratic by nature and the variables that influence its progression can never be accurately forecasted.
Business continuity planning is an enterprise's strategic framework for responding to natural and manmade disasters.
The design and execution of the plan is collectively outlined by the management and leadership teams in line with the organization's resiliency objectives.