Pandemic Plan vs. Business Recovery Plan

Organizations cant afford to drop money to update storage and hardware; so what now?

Clayton Dukes, CEO

Pandemic Plan vs. Business Recovery Plan

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Business recovery and crisis preparedness plans are playing out as large numbers of employees are required to work remotely. We are no longer in a wait-n-see period—plans and infrastructure are being dusted off and deployed to help organizations survive.

Some companies did early testing, asking their entire workforce to login via a virtual private network (VPN) for at least 10 minutes to see if its infrastructure could handle a heavy, and simultaneous, load—the brutal truth revealed that that their testing failed.

It’s not only a matter of making sure there’s enough bandwidth, but organizations realized that they were forced to drop a ton of money very quickly to update the storage and hardware.

LogZilla’s Network Event Orchestrator is the only solution that is downloaded-to-100%-operability in less than 10 minutes, and preduplicates your data, actually minimizing the amount of data that is then sent downstream to any SIEM or log monitoring tool.


IT leaders must ask, “Do they have the right size and type of plan?” A pandemic preparedness plan is different from a traditional recovery plan.

A PANDEMIC PLAN: Must consider whether main business processes can be supported with staff working from home, and if those people are ready with VPNs, collaboration and video conferencing solutions if necessary. If you had a plan for H1N1, its already 10 years old.

A BUSINESS RECOVERY PLAN: Must use the analysis to consider what people, data, business processes, and projects are crucial to the company.

Refresh your pandemic and business recovery plans, and let LogZilla help you save money and time so you can focus on moving your business forward to survive, and thrive.

Clayton Dukes

Clayton Dukes


4819 Emperor Boulevard Suite 400
Raleigh, NC,27703

About Clayton

Clayton Dukes leverages over two decades of experience in network systems design, implementation, and management. Early years included designing an open source solution to solve network event management challenges as a Datacenter Lead Engineer at Cisco, which and ultimately led to a later-creation of the LogZilla Network Event Orchestrator platform. Dukes has co-authored the CCIE SP OPS certification and resides in North Carolina
Tags: LogZilla , LogZilla Network Event Orchestrator , H1N1 , Pandemic , SIEM , Log management , VPN , Virtual Private Network , Pandemic Plan