Title

Data center recovery best practices: Before, during, and after disaster recovery execution

Abstract

This qualitative multiple case study analysis reviews well documented past information technology disasters with a goal of identifying practical before, during, and after disaster recovery best practices. The topic of cyberinfrastructure resiliency is explored including barriers to cyberinfrastructure resiliency. Factors explored include: adherence to established procedures, staff training in recovery procedures, chain of command structure, recovery time and cost, and mutual aid relationships. Helpful tools and resources are included to assist planners.

Keywords

Information Technology, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, Data Center Management, Critical Infrastructure, Information Systems, Cyber Infrastructure

Date of this Version

5-2011

Department

Computer Information Technology

Department Head

Jeffrey L. Brewer

Month of Graduation

May

Year of Graduation

2011

Degree

Master of Science

Head of Graduate Program

Jeffrey L. Brewer

Advisor 1 or Chair of Committee

J. Eric Dietz

Advisor 2

Gary Bertoline

Advisor 3

Gerry McCartney

Advisor 4

Jeffrey Sprankle

Committee Member 1

J. Eric Dietz

Committee Member 2

Gary Bertoline

Committee Member 3

Gerry McCartney

Committee Member 4

Jeffrey Sprankle