Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP)

Disaster Recovery Plan is a documented and structured approach with a set of procedures 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 organisation. The DRP specifies comprehensive details of actions and a step-by-step plan to be taken before, during, and after a disaster so the organisation can operate or quickly resume critical functions in the business.

Business continuity is all about the planning, preparation and procedures put in place to ensure this. While it encompasses all departments, the focus is usually on IT services – as they’re often the most vulnerable and crucial parts of a business. Common parts of business continuity include data backup, hot sites with ready to use workstations, emergency power sources, and detailed disaster recovery plans.