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Business Continuity | What We Can Learn from a Recent Disaster at Chicago Airports

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A Disaster Recovery Plan is a strategy for business continuity in the event of a disaster that destroys part or all of a business's resources, including IT equipment, data records and the physical space of an organization. The goal of the plan is to resume normal computing capabilities in as little time as possible. 

With so many options and intricacies in the storage of sensitive business information, a thorough disaster recovery plan is essential to the health of any organization. For example, just last week, a national airline crisis caused by an arson fire at a flight-control center in Chicago halted hundreds of flight and cost three major airlines “hundreds of millions” of dollars in losses. In an article in the Chicago Sun-Times, the FAA was referred to as “incompetently managed” and the result to the end-consumer could be higher airline ticket prices in the long term, according to analysts. With proper disaster recovery architecture in place, a short triage time could have led to a fully-functioning airport in a matter of minutes, saved hundreds of passengers’ time, and prevented the airlines from losing an exponential amount of money.

According to Jacob Gsoedl in his article “Disaster Recovery in the Cloud Explained, “Just as with traditional DR, there isn’t a single blueprint for disaster recovery in the cloud. Every company is unique in the applications it runs, and the relevance of the applications to its business and the industry it’s in. Therefore, a cloud disaster recovery plan (aka cloud DR blueprint) is very specific and distinctive for each organization.”

Because of unique business intricacies, Roadmap to the Cloud is an ideal partner in the formulation of your organization’s disaster relief strategy. Our free assessment is an opportunity for us to evaluate your unique vulnerabilities and support the formulation of your business continuity plan. Email us at solutions@roadmaptothecloud.com or call 877-829-2134 to start the conversation.

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