Disaster recovery (DR) is a subset of Business Continuity. It involves a set of policies and procedures to enable the recovery or continuation of vital technology infrastructure and systems following a natural or human-induced disaster.
Companies that had a major loss of business data, 43% never reopen and 29% close within two years.Forbes.com, Will Your Business Recover From Disaster?
As a result, preparation for continuation or recovery of systems needs to be taken very seriously “IT Disaster Recovery Plan”. FEMA. 25 October 2012. Retrieved 11 May 2013. Businets engineers can work with you to develop and implement procedures and processes to make recovery as painless as possible should your company experience an incident where your data needs to be restored. Businets takes a layered approach as far as business data is concerned.
As organizations rely more on technology and electronic data for their daily operations, the amount of data and information technology infrastructure lost to disasters appears to be increasing. Organizations are estimated to lose revenue and incur expenses every year due to disasters, unpreparedness, and lost productivity. Measures must be taken to protect your organization from disasters.
One way your organization can prepare and protect itself from disasters is to create and implement a disaster recovery plan (DRP). Organizations should create a disaster recovery plan that can address any type of disaster. The plan should be easy to follow and understand, and be customized to meet the unique needs of the organization.
We recommend and install Enterprise Level Firewalls, Enterprise Level Anti-Virus to protect your companies data. In addition, the third layer of our multi-layered approach is to install an Enterprise level back-up appliance, which will backup your customers’ data locally and send copies of the data securely to a secure cloud service. Providing you with onsite backups and offsite backups.
We will help you establish backup policies and procedures that will allow recovery to be quick.
In addition, Businets offers you Backup Managed Services in which we monitor your backup success and notify you should a failure occurs. You can spend your time conducting business and leave your backups monitoring to us.
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The four phases of disaster recovery consist of planning, preparation, detection, and response.
Phase One: Plan
This first phase. “Plan” includes the factors that affect business continuity. In order to meet effective business continuity objectives, it is necessary to include the factors that affect it in a crisis. This includes the financial impact of damage caused by natural disasters or security threats; systems affected by technology issues; the employees affected in relation to a hazard; loss of life; and damages on physical facilities. It is also necessary to include numerical data, such as how much it would cost for customers to find alternative providers and other pertinent information
Phase Two: Prepare
The second phase, “Prepare”, consists of numerical data such as how much it would cost for customers to find alternative providers and other pertinent information. It is also necessary to include the financial impact of damage caused by natural disasters or security threats; systems affected by technology issues; the employees affected in relation to a hazard; loss of life, and damages on physical facilities.
Phase Three: Detect
The third phase, “Detect,” is when the business becomes aware of a disturbance in its environment. This consists of the detection of the situation causing a business interruption. This can be done by installing systems that identify anomalies in the performance and capacity of the electronic system and which automatically triggers an alarm before it becomes a major issue.
Phase Four: Respond
The fourth phase, “Respond,” is when and how your business responds to the disturbance in its environment. This response may include determining which and what resources to use, as well as taking action to put in place the systems intended to restore business continuity.
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Disaster recovery plans are important because they indicate and outline an organization’s preparedness for unexpected events that may impact its ability to continue operations through a disaster scenario. It also includes the ways in which you will take back your business should something cause you to lose it. Contact us today for more information about our disaster recovery services