Cutover for Resilience Testing

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April 26, 2021

Test better, demonstrate resilience faster 

Effective resilience testing needs to meet regulatory requirements and accurately demonstrate how well-prepared your organization is for a real-life incident. However, despite its critical importance - and the implications of failure to successfully respond to a real event - many organizations fail to conduct sufficiently rigorous, regular, or true-to-life resilience tests. 

This means that they drain resources and time with testing that still leaves them fatally underprepared and hinders their ability to meet increasingly stringent regulatory demands. 

How Cutover helps 

Cutover enables organizations to conduct rigorous resilience tests quickly and consistently. All recovery plans can be centrally stored in the platform, streamlining the process further, and ensuring that plans can be tested and invoked at a rapid pace. Regular resilience testing is made quick and painless, promoting total preparedness in the event of an incident.

The Cutover platform supports four crucial components of resilience testing. 

  1. Recovery plan management - Create, store, and manage the set of recovery plans associated with your application, service, or infrastructure assets. Seamlessly integrate with your IT Service Management tool to align effectively with your system of record.
  2. Long-term planning - The event view in Cutover enables organizations to get a full view of their test schedule over the week, month, year. This minimizes scheduling conflicts with other change activity and allows for better planning and distribution of tests. 
  3. Test preparation and execution -  When running resiliency tests there are a lot of complexities to consider, such as scope, team involvement, and dependencies. With Cutover you can develop highly detailed, dynamic plans that choreograph every step, easily include or exclude applications, and respond to changes automatically. The orchestration, communications, and reporting are all handled automatically by Cutover. 
  4. Reporting and analytics - With Cutover’s intuitive dashboards you have access to performance data throughout the test in order to check progress and identify potential issues. After the event, audit trails and analytics can be used for audit and regulatory reporting, as well as bolstering your continuous improvement process. 

Move quickly with confidence

The Cutover platform enables you to orchestrate work end to end across your teams and technologies in dynamic, automated runbooks. 

Make work observable automatically with no interruptions, and no gap between management and the teams doing the work. 

Build the next level of operational resilience in Cutover

  • Rehearse important resilience testing sequences before go-live to reduce risk and optimize delivery 
  • Store all your recovery plans and tests in a central place, allowing you to achieve a faster time-to-test, as well as time-to-respond in the event of an incident
  • Make live adjustments to a test, or use detailed analytics for continuous improvement
  • Benefit from integrated communications, making it easier for teams to communicate and coordinate effectively during the test

Find out how an American bank significantly reduced their time to test for thousands of disaster recovery plans from weeks to minutes! 

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