BCP/DR Primer – Part 2 – BCP Tiers and recovery requirements

In Part1 of our BCP/DR Primer series we defined some key terminology that we will use as we build up our plans and document our systems as they map against our ability to recovery them. The BCP Tiers are common among many organizations although you may seem some deviation in the specific time-frames that they … Read more

BCP/DR Primer – An introduction to planning your IT recovery strategy – Part 1

You see the acronyms all over the place, and it can be very overwhelming. There are so many articles about cloud, SPOF, RPO, RTO, five 9 up-time and in the end it is really all meaningless unless you understand your own environment. A common misconception is that by putting your data “in the cloud” that … Read more

TDI – Using Test Driven Development Methodologies for Infrastructure

For those who have had exposure to development environments, you are probably familiar with TDD, or Test Driven Development. If not, then I highly recommend that you dig into the topic as it may be one of the best tools to have in your toolkit:¬†http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Test-driven_development The concept is simple: Design a test for an upcoming … Read more