Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity – Pillar – 2018-07-12T11:22:37+00:00

DISASTER RECOVERY BUSINESS CONTINUITY

KEEP YOUR COMPANY

OPERATING

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.

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WHAT IS

DISASTER RECOVERY?

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.

WHAT IS

BUSINESS CONTINUITY?

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.

What is the difference between DR and BC?

How are they related?

Although disaster recovery is data-centric and business continuity is business-centric, the concepts go hand in hand. In fact, disaster recovery…

What should my business

Consider a disaster?

For businesses, any event that has the potential to cause loss of life, property damage, or economic damage should be considered…

Why does my business need a

Disaster recovery and business continuity plan?

Disaster recovery and business continuity protect your company’s ability to make money by protecting your company’s data…

What are the components of a

Disaster recovery and business continuity plan?

Disaster recovery and business continuity plans define similar processes and procedures for crisis communication, temporary locations…

Where does IT fit into my company’s

Disaster recovery and business continuity plan?

Disaster recovery and business continuity are so broad that companies often decide to develop plans for each department within their business…

How often does my company need to review its

Disaster recovery and business continuity plan?

Because each business is different, companies must decide for themselves when it’s right to update their disaster recovery and business continuity plan…

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