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By Giorgio ·
I would like to set up a Disaster Recovery Centre for Financial institution and I do not want to outsource. Where do I start and what factors do I need to take into account?

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by Clint Hartner In reply to Disaster Recovery

Generally speaking, you might start at www.dr.com - they have some good resources to work with.

Next, see if your company had any contingency plans for Y2K - probably not worth a lot, but may be a place to start.

Specifically, I'd say you should start with a few questions: Is upper level management on board? (If you don't have strong support, you're just beating your head against the wall.) Do you have a budget? (so you can evaluate solutions & see if you can afford to do anything) What are the BUSINESS processes I'm trying to protect? (Sorry, it's not about the data center.) What are the assets I currently have? (Complete inventory of all hardware, software, communications, facilities, skill sets, etc.) What are the threats? (fire, flood, tornado, earthquake, vandalism, gas leak, etc.)

Get the feeling there's a lot to be done? In most companies there is a tremendous amount to do. I've been in this world for a bit, and the key is the first question I asked. Not much time for more here, but check back in as you progress.

Clint

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by Armour In reply to Disaster Recovery

Clint gives a execlent start its hard to do a good disater recovery without having to out source some portion of it. Having to store taps off site reqires another branch where you can store the back up or an outsourcing to a company. Being a finacal institution requires the highest level of daster recovery also some inshurence company setout guide lines as to what the minimum requirements are for back up plan for a company are or they wont cover it under a policy.

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