Protecting your business in the event of a disaster
When we think of disaster recovery, we often think of catastrophic disasters like fires or floods, but the reality is that the majority of unplanned downtime and data loss is caused by things like power outages, hardware failure, human error or viruses and malware.
For most small and medium-size organisations, computing systems and electronically held information are necessary to conduct day-to-day business. If you were to lose access to this information for a brief period, or even worse altogether, the impact could have severe consequences.
Integratech has a range of solutions designed to offer varying levels of protection, depending on the needs of your business.
A simple, secure and reliable automatic backup of your data (word documents, excel spreadsheets, PDFs, images etc.) and folders only, which is held offsite
A complete mirror image of your physical and virtual servers- including its respective data- encrypted and transferred securely to our cloud storage facility
A complete mirror image of your physical and virtual servers, including its data, with the added enhancement that in the event of a disaster, your replicated system images can be invoked securely in our data centre.
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When thinking about backup and recovery, it is important to recognise that it is not just about your data- your server(s) may also rely on access to specific software, customised settings and operating systems.
Disaster recovery planning is never a glamorous task, but in today’s IT intensive business climate, it is a necessary part of a successful business strategy.
If you would like to discuss your disaster recovery requirements with one of our team, please call us on 01905 758900, email us via firstname.lastname@example.org, or arrange a convenient time for us to call you by filling out this online form.
Disaster Recovery (DR) Planning
In order to mitigate the potential impact a disaster could have on your business, we recommend you employ the following safeguards:
Create easily accessible written instructions
A first step would be to have written documents with specific instructions that employees can easily access and follow. We work with our customers to help craft these documents.
Implement independent system recovery solutions
Rebuilding servers can be painstakingly slow and it might not always be possible if the hardware is beyond repair. Utilising an independent system recovery solution means that instead of rebuilding your entire server or desktop, you can restore your systems- including data, software and customised settings- quickly and easily. Take a look at our Cloud Replication solution as an example.
Test your disaster recovery plan
Once you have your disaster recovery plan in place, it is vitally important that you test it so that you and your employees know what to expect if you ever have to use it in a real-life situation. Testing the plan will show how long it would take to retrieve some files or restore a server backup in the event of a disaster. Additionally, testing will uncover invaluable information which you can use to fine-tune your plan.
We can provide you with help through all the stages, from initial planning, solution selection and implementation, right through to periodic testing and process refinement.
Talk to us about your business and to understand more about the full range of disaster recovery services we have to offer. Call us on 01905 758900, email us via email@example.com, or arrange a convenient time for us to call you by by filling out this online form.