In today’s digital world a disaster can strike anytime, anywhere. In such situations a Disaster Recovery(DR) plan is critical. Smart IT leaders are putting in place plans that detail out the steps that can be taken to be better prepared in the likelihood that disaster strikes. With more and more organizations moving to the cloud, disaster recovery becomes easier (compared to on-premise) and is significantly faster. This paper recommends 8 key areas to consider to ensure cloud-based DR plans are effective and perfectly executed.