In these challenging times, many of our customers are focused on disaster recovery and business contingency planning.
Disaster recovery is not just an event but an entire process defined as identifying, preventing and restoring a loss of technology involving a high-availability, high-value asset in which services and data are in serious jeopardy.
Technical teams charged with maintaining and executing these processes require detailed tasks, and business process modeling is integral to their documentation.
erwin’s Evolve software is integral to modeling process flow requirements, but what about the technology side of the equation? What questions need answering regarding planning and executing disaster recovery measures?
The erwin disaster recovery model answers these questions by capturing and displaying the relevant data. That data is then used to automatically render simple drawings that display either a current or target state for disaster recovery analysis.
Reports can be generated to gather more in-depth information. Other drawings can be rendered to show flow, plus how a break in the flow will affect other systems.
The erwin model uses a layered ecosystem approach. We first define a company’s logical application ecosystems, which house tightly-coupled technologies and software.
Our diagrams and data provide answers such as:
The attached diagram is a server-to-server view designed to verify that the correct production to disaster recovery relationships exist (example: “prod fails over to DR”). It also is used to identify gaps in case there are no DR servers in deployment (example: we filter for “deployed” servers only).
Other views can be generated to show business and technology owners, software, databases, etc. They all are tied to the deployment nodes, which can be configured for various views. Detailed reports with server IP addresses, technical owners, software instances, and internal and external dependencies also can be generated.
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Our solution strategists and business process consultants also are available to help answer questions about your disaster recovery process modeling needs.