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UIT Disaster Recovery Plan Program

The UIT Disaster Recovery Plan Program (DRP) was launched in 2018 as a Business Affairs Initiative. The program was named a Business Affairs Initiative for two additional cycles then transitioned into an operational program. Each new cycle includes a scope of 10 to 15 new DRPs to be created, plus the review and revision of all previously created DRPs. At the completion of the sixth cycle in 2023, over 90 DR Plans will have been completed, covering 67% of the UIT portfolio of services. 

The objective of the DR Plan Program is to ensure that all UIT services requiring  IT infrastructure, either Stanford’s or external, have prepared a UIT DRP that serves as a key resource in the event of a disaster.  Key components of the DRP are:

  • Deployment Model
  • Scope
  • Hardware/VM
  • Non Production Environments
  • Geodiversity
  • Vendor Engagement
  • Dependencies
  • Recovery Objectives (RPO/RTO)
  • DR Team Roles, Responsibilities, Skillsets
  • Monitoring and Alerts
  • Recovery and Workaround Processes
  • Scenario Based Response Plans
  • Firewall Rules
  • Testing, Drills and Regular Maintenance

DRPs are used as a resource during Major Incident response, Department Operations Center (DOC) events, and are tested at varying intervals in a tabletop exercise format. 

Services that are implemented through the Service Release Process (SRP) are assessed against the DRP criteria and create new DRPs if appropriate.


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Last modified March 4, 2024