First, some vocabulary

Business Recovery Plan or the Data Recovery Plan can resume operations in the event of a disaster, briefly interrupting service before coming to the rescue. The Business Continuity Plan (BCP) or Data Continuity Plan (DCP) allows automatic and transparent service continuity in case of disaster. And BRP/DRP is part of BCP/DCP.

Which solution to implement?

The first step is to define how critical applications are in order to identify those to BRP or BCP. The concept of RTO (Recovery Time Objective) corresponds to the maximum acceptable service interruption time, and RPO (Recovery Point Objective) is the maximum data recording time that it is acceptable to lose. These will both be considered for each application. The result will determine the distribution of applications within the DCP or DRP. These ideas represent the ultimate “business” indicator in terms of the loss of data or downtime of the information system. The aim is of course to make a good assessment of the cost of downtime in order to put forth an appropriate response.


With what implications ?

BRP or BCP will request the establishment of material and organizational processes, such as:
  • The establishment of a telecom link correctly sized for replicating data
  • Two separate server rooms
  • The applications eligibility to BRP or BCP applications
  • Identifying services that are essential to activity
  • Scheduling services to restart

Enlil IT can assist you in setting the right solution regarding your business critically and associated applications.