Business Continuity,

Business Continuity surrounds the way business looks at DR or Data Recovery. We look at all aspects of the Data Recovery model, we look at areas that keep the business it self highly available. We are not just talking about technology but rather the way a business stays running. If your business looses critical data would that effect the daily streams? If you business loses a a server would your data still be available to conduct business – take this question from the view point of Accounting, if Sage or other Accounting software went down could you still do accounts? Next we look at the site, so you are saying all my business is on Company X and Company Y servers, what if Company X loses a router, power goes out in that region or other? the 3 phases we are talking about is challenges that need to be overcome.

Pain-point examples:

  • Our company is producing data too rapidly, we are running out of space and are looking for ways to be flexible.
  • Too many mistakes, too much data and not enough information on data retention.
  • Time intensive, our data has become to time intensive for us to manage
  • Untested Data Recovery plan – It is just untested
  • Tools – would it be better to Automate the recovery or backups? what if Human error fails to do it because of a real crisis or disaster. When humans are involved priorities change in a real disaster, we think of family 1st, we are not thinking about if the VM was backup.

Some items to consider:

Local resilience

  • Continuity of Services provided
  • Being locally Highly Available (In-house)
  • Cluster solution (in-house)
  • Backups and Storage Solutions (In-House)

Geographical resilience

  • Disaster Recovery
  • Automated