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


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.


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

Date of this Version



Computer Information Technology

Department Head

Jeffrey L. Brewer

Month of Graduation


Year of Graduation



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