As a result of this plan, the purchase and installation of dedicated and/or shared disaster recovery capacity in the form of servers and/or end-user hardware may be recommended. Typically, within a desktop environment, this may take the form of spare servers on warm-standby, located at alternative sites. It may also necessitate some spare workstations for use by critical staff. As the details of the solution cannot be determined until the study has been conducted and the business requirements understood, the cost of actually implementing such a plan has not been included in this proposal. Twice a year One Solution IT will complete a Disaster Recovery Process in which to validate backup procedures and work with the business to develop a Disaster Recovery Plan that ensures clear defined steps to recovery.
This process covers both reactive events such as responding to requests for user security changes, and pro-active events such as quarterly user re-validation or annual security review.