In terms of IT, disaster recovery is a set of tools or procedures put in place to support critical business operations (software, hardware, networks etc.) in the event of a disaster. Your systems may be damaged, but your business will stay running.
Whether you’re hit with a crippling cyber-attack or a stage three hurricane, a disaster recovery plan will keep you afloat. Part of a larger business continuity plan, your IT-based disaster recovery plan will outline actions and protocols to be put into effect in the event of critical data, hardware, application or software failure.