Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery 

3 out of 4 companies aren’t prepared for a disaster. don’t be one of them

Assess

The first step is realistically assessing what you need to recover from a disaster.

Implement 

The second step is implementing a disaster recovery plan based on your needs.

IT Disaster Recovery, when downtime isn’t an option.  

Having a Disaster Recovery Plan in place in this day in age is not an option for the majority of businesses. Business Continuity is increasingly becoming a necessity as businesses become more reliant on their IT systems to deliver their core business applications and store their data. Gartner estimates 40 percent of businesses that lose their data in a disaster go out of business within 5 years.

Our disaster recovery options can help you: 

  • Reduce costs over in house recovery solutions
  • implement automatic fallover, failback, and recovery logic
  • Ensure your critical applications are always available
  • Recover fully in minutes rather than hours or days
  • Manage multiple sites into a single DR location
  • Avoid hardware vendor lock in with our hardware agnostic services
  • Create and maintain storage backups on a regular basis
  • Meet all of your recovery time objectives (RTQs)

Why should you use a cloud service provider for disaster recovery?

According to the Disaster Recovery Preparedness Benchmark Survey, 65% of companies that test their DR plan fail to meet their recovery objectives. And 25% never test their DR plan at all.

The reality of in-house DR solutions 

Implementing in-house DR solutions are expensive, time consuming, and often impossible to test without affecting the production environment. It doesn’t matter if you have a fully virtualised environment or dedicated physical servers, storage and networks. You’ll have 2x the equipment and licensing costs, plus training, power, and cooling fees. Even with the proper training, performing a test without experience could result in downtime for your production systems if something goes wrong.

The solution to keeping your business running after a disaster 

Using a cloud-based DR solution solves the issues many companies face trying to build their own DR solution. Our account managers and IT technicians have helped companies assess, implement and test DR solutions multiple times over. We help reduce costs, improve training, and significantly lower the risk involved when compared to in-house solutions. Every DR solution is designed to be tested, so you’ll know it will work if you ever need it.

Reduce capital expenditure

When you use our cloud-based DR solutions, there’s no need to purchase a second set of hardware and software to reproduce your production environment. Instead, you’ll take advantage of pay as you go subscriptions for just what you need and never a pence more.

Testing, testing , testing

Too many organisations discover their DR solution is inadequate or broken after it’s too late. All our DR solutions include the ability to test as often as you need to without affecting production environments. RTOs and RPOs can be analysed, adjusted and improved based on testing results so you’ll know you can keep your business up and running when you need to.

Focus on applications

DR solutions created by IT departments often focus on data backups, building servers and network connections. While this is all necessary, the focus is on the mechanics of DR. What really matters is your applications and ability to continue functioning in a disaster. It’s a mindset difference that can help you keep your most important applications and data accessible when you need them the most.

Automatic failover, failback and recovery

Reduce the human factor in recovery efforts by using our fully automated software that’s faster and less expensive than relying on IT staff to complete a recovery manually. This is especially important for organisations that historically only used disaster recovery for limited data or applications, leaving the IT staff to rebuild other systems from scratch or backup tapes.