Gartner Research

Best Practices for Planning and Managing Disaster Recovery Testing

Published: 16 August 2011

ID: G00215785

Analyst(s): John Morency

Summary

Annual costs for disaster recovery testing can be as high as $150,000. Solutions for discovering and mapping software and data dependencies among Web-based applications is likely to become essential for DR testing/exercising, as part of an organization's best practices.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview

Analysis

  • Establishing a Minimum Acceptable Level of Recovery Testing
  • Pain Point Remediation Alternatives
    • Automated Dependency Mapping
    • Synchronizing Distributed Change
    • Consolidating Testing Personnel, Tools and Skill Sets
  • Summary

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