A disaster recovery plan covers the data, hardware, and software critical for a business to restart operations in the event of a natural or human-caused disaster, including power failures, computer viruses, legal issues, and worker strikes. It should also include plans for coping with the unexpected or sudden loss of key personnel. The analysis phase in the development of a business continuity plan (BCP) manual consists of an impact analysis, threat analysis, and impact scenarios with the resulting BCP requirement documentation.
F5 products can be used in business continuity and disaster recovery plans. F5's BIG-IP® Global Traffic Manager (GTM)™, BIG-IP Link Controller (LC)™, and BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)™ are best-of-breed solutions for delivering failover of downed systems. Only F5 has a complete, comprehensive suite of solutions that mitigate the effects of disasters on enterprise networks. F5's BIG-IP WAN Optimization Module (WOM)™ product provides speedy replication of data across data centers to ensure database and application integrity during failovers. And F5's FirePass® SSL VPN provides remote access to users that typically access their "home" site, but due to the disaster now must remotely access the backup site.