DISASTER RECOVERY BUSINESS CONTINUITY
KEEP YOUR COMPANY
Severe weather. Power Outages. Vandalism. Device failure. Human error.
Disasters come in all forms, and sometimes, you can’t prevent them—but having a disaster recovery and business continuity solution in place can keep your company in business when disaster strikes.
These days, most businesses need IT to make money. If your company relies on email, database systems, or any other electronic data to do business, you need a disaster recovery and business continuity plan. Without reliable IT, you are at the mercy of circumstances if your equipment fails or your technology services are interrupted.
One Dallas-based client experience a disaster that could have forced their business to close its doors. After receiving notification of an outage, we called the client’s primary contact and sent a field technician to the site to investigate.
What we found was unlike anything we’d seen before. The client’s server room had been destroyed—hard drives were pulled from the onsite serves and local backup appliance, ethernet cables had been ripped from the walls, and a hole was cut into the ceiling which allowed the weekend’s rain to fall onto the equipment.
The cost of office repairs, equipment replacements, and lost revenue could have easily bankrupted this company, but luckily, our client has disaster recovery and business continuity plans in place. We had the client’s data backed up offsite and were able to spin up their server in the cloud. The company was able to return to operation the next day without suffering significant downtime or critical data loss.
The outcome of any disaster, whether natural or man-made, is always the same—your company’s critical data is gone, at least temporarily. With a disaster recovery and business continuity solution, you can retrieve that data and keep your company working.
Disaster recovery deals with a company’s ability to restore its technology services after an emergency or other unexpected event occurs. Disaster recovery utilizes a combination of hardware and software to protect a company’s data based on its business needs. Disaster recovery plans also outline specific steps taken—such as data back and server restoration—to protect and recover a company’s business-critical data.
Business continuity focuses on a company’s ability to remain in operation, or recover to an operational state, during or following a disaster. Business continuity plans are comprehensive, consider all essential functions of a business, and can provide solutions to long-term challenges—such as supply chain breakdowns or employee illness—that that the potential to disrupt business operations.
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“The last thing my employees need are speed bumps when they’re using their mobile devices out of the office. With Aldridge, I know my people will have the support they need for their mobile devices so they can securely and reliably connect to our servers all the time.”
“Simply put, every business is run by people who use computers. Making sure they operate at the highest level isn’t an option, it’s a necessity. Aldridge invests in the tools necessary to increase uptime on each machine.”
We use lots of IT vendors in our business and used to manage all of those relationships ourselves. We didn’t realize how much time this took until we outsourced our vendor management to Aldridge and got one point of contact for everything, including contracts. It was a breath of fresh air. We’ll never go back.”
“When our domain controller server crashed we called Aldridge. They sent their specialists and worked around the clock to get us back in service. Aldridge has been giving us support and advice on how to improve our network ever since.”
“Aldridge is an exceptionally professional IT company. The response time, expertise and accountability is excellent. Problems solved, frustrations eliminated and focus on productivity restored. I highly recommend Aldridge.”
“Aldridge always delivers over and above my expectations and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for Managed IT Support Provider services.”
“Aldridge has continued to meet and exceed our expectations when it comes to the service and partnership we navigate on a weekly basis. From the easy things to the large projects, the staff at Aldridge has gone out of their way to make sure we have been fully informed, educated and presented with all options when it comes to making the ‘big’ decisions affecting our everyday business. Thank you from Woven Metal Products for making our everyday ‘network adventures’ routine!”