Companies store mission critical information in SharePoint – this is the information that embodies the collective knowledge of a company. Prudent and responsible IT professionals will plan for the unexpected with a comprehensive disaster recovery plan.
A colleague here just assembled the attached document that nicely summarizes the issues involved, and shows how you can use Microsoft System Center and Microsoft Forefront to deal with:
Component or server failure
Server room outages
In particular, I enjoyed the section on virtualization. Virtualization management enables a network administrator to restore large parts of the SharePoint infrastructure in case of a major failure.
The paper also deals with ensuring the continuity of on-going business using Microsoft Intelligent Application Gateway.
This is a great paper, easy to read, only four pages long.
The paper is attached.