Businesses of any size are at risk from a number
of incidents that could prevent the company from continuing normal
operations, anything from
floods and accidents to power surges and intentional damage caused by
disgruntled employees. And growing businesses, like yours, are at the
highest risk of not having adequate prevention and recovery plans in
place. It doesn’t need to be this way.
New tactics and solutions make it easier and more secure to keep your
data, and your business, secure.
a comprehensive disaster recovery plan should include a descriptive
list of your company’s major business areas. This list should rank
the areas in order of importance to the overall company, and include
a brief description of the business processes and main dependencies on
In addition, your company should be sure to have a proactive strategy
for disaster avoidance. An important part of your plan is to have a regular
data backup schedule, monitor the actual backup process and run a regular
test to ensure accurate recovery from the servers.
But more widespread types of failures (due to acts of terrorism, forces
of nature such as tornadoes or earthquakes, or events such as multi-state
power outages) require an even greater level of planning and management.
The obvious solution to the problem of widespread disasters has been
to locate one or more copies of the operational data at one or more sites
located far enough apart so as not to be affected by any single disaster.
backup solutions store a “snapshot” copy of data
on inexpensive media that can be moved to a remote location and safely
stored. If recovery is required, data can be restored from tape to disk
at a recovery site and then used to restart critical applications.
approach is to use “asynchronous replication” to
continuously maintain a relatively up-to-date copy of operational data
on disk at a remote site. With this system, any changes to data at the
local site are sent across a network and also applied at the remote site.
Then, if recovery is required, servers and applications at the remote
site can be brought up using this copy.
We understand the implications of disaster recovery, and we can help
guide you to the most practical plan that can keep your business in business,
even when the going gets rough.