Disaster Recovery

Overview Disaster can strike anywhere, at any time. The best protected computer system could be brought down by a clever enough hacker. Also, natural disasters such as floods, fires, and earthquakes, can physically destroy buildings and computers, thereby destroying critical information. War and terrorism are threats as well. Follow the links below to learn more about disaster recovery, risk management, and case studies.

General Information Disaster Recovery Journal is a Web-based journal with articles, links, and general information about disaster recovery. Check out the The Disaster Recovery Planning page for an objective look at disaster recovery. If you're creating your own disaster recovery plan, you might want to read these Disaster Recovery Guidlines or this article on automated disaster prevention in the computer room. Interested in learning how lost data is recovered? This webopedia page has a definition of data recovery and links to companies providing data recovery services.

Articles and Case Studies Follow the links below to read disaster recovery articles and case studies.

Data Centers Want to take a look at some data centers? Many data centers have Web pages that include overviews of the facilities, pictures, even virtual tours. Follow the below links to look at some commercial data centers.

Additional Links Computer Disasters is a tongue-in-cheek look at events such as the Y2K bug, the 2000 US Election problems, and other disasters. The Risks Digest is a discussion forum on computer related risks and disasters. Software Horror Stories has links to software errors that resulted in disasters.