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Choosing a DR/BCP solution should not
be driven by price alone. After a Business
Impact Analysis, consider these questions:

Q:

Am I considering solutions that fit
my true needs?

Part 3: Understtandin
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Data Ce
entters
Think of Private Data Centers as a direct link between your bank branch
and core provider. Unlike cloud providers, Private Data Centers adhere
to stringent standards based on market focus (e.g. Finance & Banking,
Health Care, or Government). In contrast, cloud providers service many
different markets simultaneously, which dilutes their ability to deliver
against industry-specific security and regulatory requirements. Private
Data Centers also benefit clients with the knowledge of knowing exactly
where data is stored, while cloud providers often disseminate stored
data all over the United States or the world.

Are you looking at only DR? Does your

A:
Q:

bank need more than a DR site? Do
you need a solution that ensures no
downtime or only some?

Q:

Am I comparing apples to apples?

A:

The level of security, regulatory
provisions and needs for a bank's IT

A:

disaster recovery plan are different
than those of most organizations. As

(or exceed) current bank regulations.

Should I build an internal DR
solution or look externally?

A:

we forget longer-term costs

Q:

headquarters.

Who has the ability to view my data?

and the provider itself would be able to view that
information. And even at that, only those with credentials

What happens in the event the data center is down?
Before working with any PDC providers, understand their

A:

Service Level Agreements for availability. It is very rare that
the PDC will be down. In most cases, providers guarantee
well over 99% uptime.

associated with maintaining such an

A:

safe as (and even more secure than) keeping servers at your

into your systems/software would have access.

When it comes to an internal versus
an external DR solution, sometimes

The answer depends on your provider. PDCs can be as

This varies with providers, but ideally, only your organization

you evaluate the solutions available,
make sure they are certified to meet

Q:

Q:

Is a private data center (PDC) safe?

infrastructure - things like regular and
unexpected hardware and software
upgrades. Know the long-term trade-

Q:

offs of taking on IT infrastructure
continuity inside your firm versus
leaving it to an outside expert.

Are there regulatory standardized guidelines
for the PDCs?
In February of 2015, the FFIEC added Appendix J to

A:

the BCP handbook. It outlines the increased measures a
financial institution should consider when making a move
to a public data center.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017

Up Front CHRISTOPHER L. WILLISTON, CAE
General Counsel’s Corner KAREN M. NEELEY
Services Spotlight JOE KIM KING
The Compliance Guy KELLY GOULART, CRCM CAMS CIA
News
Leadership Conference Preview
Gap Management: An Idea Whose Time Has Gone LESTER MURRAY
IBAT 2017 Regional Meeting Tour CHRISTOPHER L. WILLISTON VI, CAE
In an Uncertain World, Look for the Silver Lining MARK ROE
Farewell from Mae Beth
People
Calendars
New Members
Index of Advertisers
Communities
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The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017 - Up Front CHRISTOPHER L. WILLISTON, CAE
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The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017 - General Counsel’s Corner KAREN M. NEELEY
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The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017 - Services Spotlight JOE KIM KING
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The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017 - The Compliance Guy KELLY GOULART, CRCM CAMS CIA
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The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017 - Gap Management: An Idea Whose Time Has Gone LESTER MURRAY
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The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017 - In an Uncertain World, Look for the Silver Lining MARK ROE
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