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Backup & Disaster Recovery

Ensuring Your Business Continuity
Disasters Happen

Disasters take many forms. Fire or floods make headlines and have enormous impact - however it's the common, everyday actions that are the most likely to strike at the heart of your business. Accidental (or malicious) data deletion, accidents to hardware and poor security are the daily disasters just waiting to happen.

It's indoors, not outdoors, that the biggest threat to your business continuity lies. 

back up data to the Cloud
data loss due to human error
businesses suffer permanent data loss after disaster
Hoping for the Best?
Plan For The Worst

Effective Business Continuity planning  - the top 4 factors to consider

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Backup vs Business Continuity Assurance

Catastrophe has struck. If you're one of the 60% of today's businesses who ship backup tapes offsite, you're now scrambling to retrieve those copies. Once back in the building, you'll need to ingest the data to your backup server…. restore data and applications to your primary servers… and you're up and running again. Sometimes, after considerable downtime.

Options Explored 

Alternatives to tape backups include replicating data to a secondary site, mirroring the data centre. It's a pricey option, requiring not just a secondary data centre facility, but also additional sets of identical servers, storage, switches and software etc.

The advent of hybrid cloud solutions offers a combination of on-prem and off-prem disaster recovery-as-a-service models. Data is deduplicated and compressed, and backed up locally. The off-prem element is provided on a subscription basis, often eliminating many operational responsibilities.

Weigh Up The Options
From Traditional Back Up to High Availability

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Be Prepared

Being prepared means having a solid business continuity and disaster recovery plan. Fundamental issues to consider include how quickly your business would need to recover from an incident, and how much data loss is acceptable. This dictates what preparations are needed, and how much budget needs to be set aside.

One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Which are the applications that are driving your business, generating revenue or are key to staying operational? Mission-critical, business-critical and non-critical applications will vary across your organisation, you'll have applications with differing service level agreements and potentially different requirements for their recovery objectives. Ranking your applications and services helps identify the impact of relevant incidents, so a suitable solution can be designed, addressing two key criteria:

In an ideal world, both RTO and RPO would be as little as possible - but this could incur a cost that's outweighed by the potential benefit. . 

Counting the Cost
How Much Could Down Time Cost Your Business?

Estimate what loss your business could suffer.

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Drill For Disaster

You'll be used to regular fire drills, so should there be a real event, everyone knows where they go, what they do (and what they do not do), and what they are responsible for. A disaster recovery strategy requires the same approach. Regular testing of each of the processes and procedures ensures the plan is fit for purpose, and highlights any updates required as the business environment changes.

6 Steps to Recovery
How Ready Are You?

Keep this DR checklist on hand and stay one step ahead of potential disasters

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