Disaster Recovery Solutions

We provide the solutions for Disaster recovery which is a set of processes, policies and procedures of regaining access to records, data, hardware and software necessary to resume critical business operations after a natural or human-induced disaster.
To increase the opportunity for a successful recovery of valuable records, a well-established and thoroughly tested plan is developed.

Disaster Recovery Strategies
Prior to selecting a Disaster Recovery strategy, the DR planner should refer to their organizations business continuity plan which should indicate the key metrics of Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO) for various business processes (such as the process to run payroll, generate an order, etc). The metrics specified for the business processes must then be mapped to the underlying IT systems and infrastructure that support those processes.
Once the RTO and RPO metrics have been mapped to IT infrastructure, the DR planner can determine the most suitable recovery strategy for each system. An important note here however is that the business ultimately sets the IT budget and therefore the RTO and RPO metrics need to fit with the available budget. While most business unit heads would like zero data loss and zero time loss, the cost associated with that level of protection may make the desired high availability solutions unpractical.
The following is a list of the most common strategies for data protection.
Backups made to disk on-site and automatically copied to off-site disk, or made directly to off-site disk
Replication of data to an off-site location, which overcomes the need to restore the data (only the systems then need to be restored or synced). This generally makes use of Storage Area Network (SAN) technology
High availability systems which keep both the data and system replicated off-site, enabling continuous access to systems and data
In addition to preparing for the need to recover systems, organizations must also implement precautionary measures with an objective of preventing a disaster situation in the first place. These may include some of the following:

  • Local mirrors of systems and/or data and use of disk protection technology such as RAID
  • Surge Protectors — to minimize the effect of power surges on delicate electronic equipment
  • Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) and/or Backup Generator to keep system running in case of power failure
  • Fire Preventions — more alarms, accessible fire extinguishers
  • Anti-virus software and other security measures

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