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Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR or BC/DR) is a set of processes and techniques used to help an organization recover from a disaster and continue or resume routine business operations. It is a broad term that combines the roles and functions of IT and business in the aftermath of a disaster.
BCDR is divided into two different phases/components:
Typically, most medium and large enterprises have an integrated BCDR plan or separate BC and DR plans for dealing with unforeseen natural or man-made disasters.