October 23, 2013 08:00 ET

INetU Report Redefines Expectations for Disaster Recovery Environments

INetU Vice President David Van Allen Dispels the Traditional Meaning of Disaster Recovery

ALLENTOWN, PA--(Marketwired - Oct 23, 2013) - INetU, the industry experts in complex hosting and a global provider of business-centric managed cloud and application hosting, today released its report redefining how businesses might approach disaster recovery solutions. Authored by INetU Vice President of Operations David Van Allen, the report contains a playbook for creating a purposeful, effective disaster recovery environment and business continuity plan.

Van Allen, a 35-year technology industry veteran, has a unique perspective from ten years spent responding to disasters in the healthcare and emergency services industry. His experience includes extensive training through the Department of Homeland Security National Incident Management System, he has taught First Responders disaster management and has served as the administrative Incident Commander during a natural gas explosion in Allentown, PA. This experience has led Van Allen to modify his thinking about common "disaster recovery" solutions and plans.

"I can say with confidence that the traditional thought on 'disaster recovery' will guide you down a very wrong path," said Van Allen. "The biggest problem I see businesses face when it comes to disaster recovery is a focus on the unexpected as opposed to the expected." In his report, Van Allen suggests, "Spend a moment and think of some of the major problems you would encounter if you simply could not access your facility for just a few days," and concludes, "You're now planning for the expected. Forget about disaster recovery, you have just crossed the great chasm into 'business continuity planning.'"

In addition to defining a new approach to disaster recovery, the report provides a startup kit for creating an effective business continuity plan by honing in on these key factors in the process:

1) Consequence-based planning
2) Using a Checklist
3) The Human Element
4) Business Critical Functions
5) Fail-over Strategy

Click here to download the full report.

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