Disaster Recovery Exercise - Thank You 2016

On Saturday 2 July 2016, over 40 staff from IT Services and other areas of the University came together to ensure the University’s systems and services would operate as expected in the event of a disaster. During the exercise a number of unexpected issues were encountered which helped demonstrate how quickly everyone could work off-script to find solutions.

Events such as DR exercises require many weeks of planning and collaboration across the whole University.  Thank you to everyone who assisted in making this a successful exercise. Rather than conducting a second technical DR exercise later this year, a paper based DR exercise is being proposed, leaving the next technical DR exercise to take place in 2017.

We look forward to working with everyone to ensure future DR exercises run as efficiently while we continue to identify areas for improvement to help ensure IT continuity.