What is disaster recovery?
A variety of scenarios such as natural disasters, viruses, electrical fires to name but a few can cause a serious IT failure throughout your company. This can result in consequences such as customers being locked out of online payment systems, theft of sensitive data and thousands of pounds in losses for the business.
It’s absolutely essential that any business, however small has a sound disaster recovery plan in place in the event of catastrophic loss.
Here at Convene IT, we offer a wide range of disaster recovery solutions tailored to suit your business.
A disaster recovery plan that’s tailored to your business
When creating a disaster recovery plan, it is vital to carry out a set of risk analysis tests to get to know your business and the areas that would need critical assistance in the event of an IT failure. From the risk analysis, we outline all possible incidents and outcomes that could occur, however unlikely, and make a plan based on the recovery objectives for these occurrences.
This means that you’ll get a disaster recovery plan that’s specifically tailored to your business, not just a run-of-the-mill ‘solution’ that doesn’t quite fit.
What’s included in a disaster recovery strategy?
Your disaster recovery plan depends on your business, but here’s what we would typically include:
- Data backup
- Personal backup
- Site designation
- DR plans, testing and validation
We may also include a set amount of drills to test your disaster recovery plan.
If you plan for disaster recovery, how long will it take to get back up and running?
There’s no definitive answer to this question, but we aim to get an engineer to you within four hours, and have you back up and running in eight hours or less. However, these timescales are dependant on the situation.
If you’re interested in hearing more about how a disaster recovery plan can help your business, contact a member of our team today.