Disaster Recovery Service
IT Disaster Recovery (DR) and business continuity should be fundamental parts of your IT and business strategy. We can help you continue to function in the event of a local disaster.
Disaster recovery solutions
Disaster Recovery planning will involve a combination of the following solution types:
Virtualisation – Virtualisation of server infrastructure across diverse data centres is a feature of private and public cloud, and provides resilience in the IT infrastructure that may not be present in on-premise infrastructure.
Data Backup – Backup involves making copies of your files, folders, applications and unstructured data and storing this offsite so it can be restored if a data loss occurs.
Replication – Replication creates an instant copy of whatever data is stored on a server at any given moment, so you can quickly restore access to mission-critical data and applications. Combined, data backup and replication offer the ultimate recovery solution.
Network Redundancy – To protect against the loss of key network connectivity and equipment outside of user data storage, an appropriate network redundancy solution also needs to be in place. For example, automatic switching from a primary broadband line to a secondary line if the primary line fails.
Hardware Replacement – Provision for hardware failure, such as server warranties, spare or redundant networking equipment.
Alternative Locations – Solutions that make it easy to switch to alternative premises, such as secondary office locations, or work from home.
Why have disaster recovery in place?
A study by the British Chambers of Commerce found that 93% of business that lost their data for more than 10 days filed for bankruptcy within a year, while almost 50% filed immediately.
Apart from the direct financial effects of loss of productivity, IT disasters can result in high emergency costs, productivity loss, legal actions, compliance breach fines, and the long term loss of customer trust or brand reputation.
Benefits of having a disaster recovery service in place include:
• Fast flexible failover of a single VM or entire site
• Secure SSL/TLS encrypted data transfer
• Data safely backed-up and replicated
• Back up and running quickly
• Quickly activated and restored in the event of a disaster
• Low-cost alternative to a traditional hardware-based disaster recovery solution
• Ability to fail back once the disaster has cleared
• Recovery assurance including failover testing
The DR planning process
Creating a Disaster Recovery Plan may seem like an onerous and time consuming task, but it is an activity that will repay your business significantly in the event of a disaster.
The DR planning process entails a full assessment of current capabilities against your DR requirements, an analysis of what measures are required to bridge any gaps, and an action plan.
This should include how the business continues to operate until system are fully recovered. The main considerations for a DR plan include:
- Recovery Time Objective (RTO) – the duration of time and a service level within which business processes must be restored after a disaster to avoid the unacceptable consequences associated with a break in continuity.
- Recovery Point Objective (RPO) – the maximum acceptable amount of data loss an application can undergo before causing measurable harm to the business.
- IT Business Continuity – a critical part of the plan defining how the business will continue to operate until systems are fully recovered.
How AdEPT can help
We offer best-in-class Disaster Recovery services you can rely on.
Experienced at helping businesses protect their day-to-day operations from downtime and loss of data, our Business Continuity services are designed to get you back up and running quickly and efficiently following a catastrophe. That includes providing guidance and services designed to prevent an event – such as multiple disk failures – from causing an unacceptable loss of data or productivity.
Alongside a combination of public and private / hybrid solutions that can be tailored to your specific requirements, we’re also on hand to help with cloud readiness assessments. Plus, we can provide private hosting via Nebula, public cloud via multiple leading providers such as Azure and AWS, and advise on transforming IT delivered services to provide an optimal DR solution.
How can we help?
AdEPT empower organisations by uniting their technology, networking and data, providing seamless communication and the confidence to innovate. All underpinned by the latest security. And all with minimal fuss. We are perfectly placed to deliver a service you can trust. You can read more about some of our recent work in this area, by reading our case studies.
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