HADR is a shorthand for High Availability Disaster Recovery, which is a high availability solution that provides a method for restoring a database in the event of a catastrophic event. The acronym is commonly used to describe a system that allows multiple standby databases to achieve high availability and disaster recovery objectives with one technology.
The acronym is often used in contexts other than HADR. It can be a good example of a multi-tasking system, as it enables the transfer of files using the Internet.
A HADR facility will enable two countries to respond efficiently to defense challenges. It will provide access to pre-positioned infrastructure and equipment. This is a major project under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement between the two nations.
The acronym also refers to a feature of Db2 pureScale, which offers excellent scalability. The feature supports up to three remote standby servers. Using the HADR facility will also provide the necessary prepositioned infrastructure to meet your high availability and disaster recovery needs.
Historically, the United States has been part of multinational coalitions that have responded to natural disasters across the globe. This includes the Balkans and Afghanistan. Today, the government has strengthened its efforts in defense and diplomacy. In addition, the Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization (S/CRS) is responsible for helping to rebuild societies in transition.
The emergence of the Internet has revolutionized the way information is disseminated. Commercial satellites have become a key enabler for extending ICT services to remote locations. These are also critical for supporting humanitarian assistance and restoration of emergency services. The Internet’s capabilities can also complicate the tasks of information management.
The primary challenge to S&R is effective information collection. Telecommunications infrastructure is limited and may not have sufficient bandwidth. In response, aid organizations often bring their own ICT capabilities to augment local networks. These organizations also have to overcome the technical hurdles of developing a sustainable ICT infrastructure in crisis-ridden nations.
A related challenge is effective data collection and analysis. The ICT component of any emergency response should support course-of-action planning and predictive assessment, among other things.
Complex emergency scenarios
Increasing numbers of people have been displaced in recent years by natural disasters and conflict. These events have become more complex in the last decade due to climate change and disease outbreaks. The challenge for emergency responders is to effectively manage these complex events. A key factor in success in these situations is the ability to adapt.
Traditionally, standard operating procedures (SOPs) have been used to guide emergency responders during crisis. However, SOPs are often inflexible and ineffective in complex environments. This article argues that SOPs are only a part of a crisis response toolbox and that integrating critical thinking into crisis response is a necessary step towards success.
This paper proposes two practical means for building adaptive behaviors into an SOP-driven crisis response. Specifically, it integrates instructive prompts into an SOP checklist, which forces emergency responders to modify their plans when unexpected changes occur. This approach is expected to increase the efficiency of the crisis response. It also helps crisis professionals integrate the complexity awareness into their planning and management.
Long-range need to help host governments rebuild their ICT infrastructure
Increasing awareness and reducing risk are important measures to address the long-range need to rebuild host government ICT infrastructure. The Department of Commerce should promote risk mitigation techniques, international trade enforcement mechanisms, and the importance of existing international standards. In addition, the Department should develop a comprehensive strategy to counter unfair foreign competition and establish a set of voluntary mechanisms to improve sustainability in ICT supply chains.
The United States should encourage participation in global ICT standards development activities and increase its own participation in global ICT standards. The Federal government should also promote the adoption of these standards by other countries and allies to counter unfair competition. In addition, the Department of Commerce should work with other agencies to facilitate international trade and encourage partner nations to join the WTO’s Information Technology Agreement.
The Department of Homeland Security is actively engaging with industry to identify best practices for securing ICT supply chains and improving resilience. It has created a series of voluntary mechanisms to promote ICT security and has been establishing best practices for securing the ICT supply chain. In addition, the Department has increased visibility of the supply chain, developed a consultation process for identifying eligible ICT products, and identified measures to meet carbon neutral goals.