Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR)

Backup and Recovery, Business Continuity, IT Continuity, it goes by many names. Regardless of what you call it, not having a plan in today’s landscape is ill-advised and, if your business is subject to compliance regulations, can prove even more costly in the event of a data breach or loss. Ensuring all critical data, network, and IT systems can be recovered in the event of an emergency starts with a comprehensive plan.

We can help.

We will evaluate the amount of data, Recovery Time Objectives (RTO), bandwidth, and budget and design a backup solution that will support current needs with room to grow.

Key Features of Managed Backup

Block Level Incremental Backup

Block level means never having to do another full backup, drastically reducing backup time, storage space, network traffic, and workload of your servers.

Recover to Dissimilar Hardware

Can perform a bare metal restore of your data to dissimilar hardware. You don’t have to worry about purchasing a new server anymore!

Virtual Server Backup Support

Backup your virtual servers with the same software that you use to backup your physical servers. A single solution for all of your backup needs.

Supreme Recovery Flexibility

Our managed backup solution offers continuous data protection, allowing you to recover data from almost any point in time, whether it’s just one file or a full restore.

Full Transparency Through Reporting

A wide range of reports can be provided monthly to ensure that you know what is happening and can breathe easy knowing that your data is protected.

Fully Managed Backup System

We monitor the software and reports daily for signs of failure or incomplete backup jobs. If there is an issue, we will open a ticket automatically and start remediation.

4 Steps to a BCDR Plan

  • Define & Design

    Assemble the team of necessary players. Define your scope, purpose, and authority. Determine a budget and get management to buy-in (this is critical). Determine who is authorized in a disaster, and identify roles, responsibilities and necessary staff. Finally, document step-by-step procedures for recovery of all systems and alerting first responders, staff, family, clients, and vendors.

  • Resources & Replacements

    Now that you have a plan, identify a designated spokesperson, the IT resources necessary to execute the procedures, and assess the risk and impact on IT assets.  Document processes for replacement of equipment, spare parts, and licensing.

  • Response & Recovery

    Determine Recovery Time Objectives (RTO), Recovery Point Objectives (RPO), and recovery fail-over procedures. Prepare flowcharts for event notifications, system restarts, and for resuming business.

  • Test & Deploy

    Now that you have a plan, it’s time to see if it will work. Testing a plan is critical, and often you will discover steps you missed or contingencies that you didn’t think of. Simulate some different emergency situations and make sure that team members take time to document what works and what doesn’t. Once you feel you have a solid policy deploy it, test it every 6-12 months, and make sure to update documentation when you do.

We Don't Need it, We've Never Been Down...

That’s AWESOME! You are definitely part of the minority. But if you knew just how much it could cost you, you might think again. Try our downtime calculator below. While this is an estimate based on information you enter, it’s a good starting point for determining your level of risk when it comes to business continuity.

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