This checklist describes what organisations should look for to ensure that the DRSP they select not only provides high quality service and expertise — but also meet their specific business requirements.

A good disaster recovery plan and implementation is critical to your business's very survival in the event of a disaster. By following the 10 steps detailed here, organisations can ensure that they select a DRSP that adheres to best practices and has the expertise to deliver a successful disaster recovery. More importantly, they can ensure that this plan addresses the specific needs of their business.

Most organisations today understand that a disaster recovery (DR) plan is essential to their continued survival should a natural disaster occur. But implementing a DR plan entails substantial time, effort and cost — not to mention significant investment in developing new areas of technical expertise within the organisation. As a result, many organisations are turning to disaster recovery service providers (DRSPs) to offload their disaster recovery operations.