V.C Facilities and Infrastructure
The BCP should identify alternatives for core operations, facilities, infrastructure systems, suppliers, utilities, interdependent business partners, and key personnel. The backup site may mirror the operational functionality of the primary site. Management should consider site relocation for short-, medium-, and long-term scenarios. When selecting a facility, management should plan for scalability because an event may last for an extended period of time. In addition, management should consider the entity’s proximity to police, fire, and medical facilities, and the expected response time frames should be factored into recovery strategies. Management should enlist the assistance of state and local agencies to expedite building permits and inspections for temporary facilities. Management should verify that recovery alternatives can accommodate the services and processing capabilities affecting critical operations, including:
- Core processing.
- Check processing and imaging.
- Commercial cash management.
- Mailing, faxing, and printing.
- Customer identification.
V.B Continuity and Recovery
V.C.1 Data Center Recovery Alternatives