Disaster recovery is the area of security planning that deals with protecting an organization from the effects of significant negative events. Significant negative events, in this context, includes everything that puts a company’s operations at risk: determined hackers and hardware failures, for instance, as well as earthquakes, cyclones and other natural disasters.
In these reigning times, having an effective data backup and disaster recovery solution in place can be the difference between a business with a bright future and one that closes the shop. We understand the need of organizations of all sizes when it comes to disaster recovery and bare metal restore and provides technology to ensure businesses continue to operate with minimal interruption.
Our Disaster Recovery Solutions address both physical and virtual environments ensuring critical data, applications, and complete systems are protected no matter what. This reduces the complexity of managing heterogeneous server and storage platforms, reduces the costs of building and managing the disaster recovery infrastructure, and provides a single console to recover from in the event of a disaster.
An information technology (IT) disaster recovery (DR) plan provides a structured approach for responding to unplanned incidents that threaten an IT infrastructure, which includes hardware, software, networks, processes and people. Protecting your firm's investment in its technology infrastructure, and protecting your firm's ability to conduct business are the key reasons for implementing an IT disaster recovery plan.
Disaster recovery-as-a-service solutions allow you to avoid the costs of purchasing the infrastructure and software needed for a secondary or tertiary disaster recovery site and to pay for your disaster recovery solution out of your operating budget. The disaster recovery plan is the map a company follows in case of a disaster. If a disaster recovery plan is not in place and business technology infrastructure is affected, it would not come as a surprise if the business closes down, forever.
Control measures are steps or mechanisms that can reduce or eliminate various threats for organizations. Different types of measures can be included in disaster recovery plan(DRP). Disaster recovery planning is a subset of a larger process known as business continuity planning and includes planning for resumption of applications, data, hardware, electronic communications and other IT infrastructure. A business continuity plan(BCP) includes planning for non-IT related aspects such as key personnel, facilities, crisis communication and reputation protection, and should refer to the disaster recovery plan(DRP) for IT related infrastructure recovery / continuity.
IT disaster recovery control measures can be classified into the following three types:
1. Preventive measures - Controls aimed at preventing an event from occurring.
2. Detective measures - Controls aimed at detecting or discovering unwanted events.
3. Corrective measures - Controls aimed at correcting or restoring the system after a disaster or an event.
1. End-to-End Management of your IT disaster recovery processes.
2. Mission-Critical Applications are always up and running.
3. Data centres for secure backup and recovery.
4. IT infrastructure is replicated at multiple locations, with a defined line of succession in case of any disaster.
1. An increased likelihood of business survival - It has been estimated that only 6% of organisations that do not have a plan and suffer a significant data loss will remain operational two years following the occurrence of the event
2. A possible reduction in insurance premiums, particularly if an organisation can demonstrate to its insurers that it has undertaken sufficient measures to identify and mitigate risks. A documented and tested recovery plan is recognised as being part of the risk mitigation process.
3. An increased likelihood of meeting statutory and legal requirement