Continuity and Disaster Recovery

Whether it’s a hardware failure or a natural disaster, your business won’t skip a beat.

The Datcom Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is a tailored recovery solution to ensure that no matter what breaks, your data is protected and your IT infrastructure will be back up and running in the shortest time possible.

Building on a solid redundancy foundation, we work with you to develop a Business Continuity Plan, tailored specifically to your business requirements.

Robust backup solutions using HP, EMC and Hitachi Data Systems devices are supported by solid methodologies for scalability, long-term storage and protection against corruption or theft.

Our storage solutions simplify the process of backup and storage management.

Datcom uses industry best practices to develop Business Continuity Plans covering:

  • Server and Data Redundancy
  • Network Redundancy
  • Fast and effective Return To Operation (RTO) design
  • Ongoing automated multi-level backups
  • Point in time restoration
  • Backup testing / restore checking
  • Recovery from property destruction
  • Incident recovery planning for data corruption or security breach

Disaster recovery

Disaster recovery is just one small part of an overall business continuity plan.

The role of data back-ups kept off-site is exclusively to recover data in the event of a disaster. Planning the recovery processes and infrastructure ensures data can be recovered as swiftly as possible.

However, disasters in IT can range from the relatively minor loss of some important data to the complete loss of an entire data centre.

If your back up storage facility was similarly affected by flood or power outage, or your staff could not access the off-site backups to get them to your secondary site, you would be unable to do business.

Business continuity planning ensures you can keep making money, not only after a natural disaster, such as an earthquake or flood, but also in the event of a smaller disruption such as malfunctioning software caused by a computer virus.

Business continuity

Business continuity involves planning and management to ensure IT functions can continue to operate during a disaster or failure.

Successful business continuity planning includes the IT equipment, location and staffing as well as the actual data recovery procedures.

Hardware and software technologies keep data in two different locations simultaneously. Should the production server in one site be affected, the data and the applications are switched to the alternate server, avoiding interruption.

An example may be your mail application fails on your production server. The replicated copy on the alternative server takes over so that the application stays up and your staff still have access.

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