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Disaster Recovery

Nothing is more predictable than the unpredictable. Sooner or later, every organisation will have to contend with problems it wasn't expecting. The way you prepare for and respond to the unexpected has a major bearing on how successful your organisation is. It's no different where your IT infrastructure is concerned. Something is bound to go wrong at some point. When it does, avoiding serious continuity and service outage implications will depend on the quality of your preparations and the speed of your response. It's vital to consider all possible scenarios and risks, and to put appropriate disaster recovery measures in place.

Data restoration

Whether a single file has been accidentally deleted, or a vital database has become corrupted, fast and straightforward data restoration is required. To make that possible, we make regular backups and ensure that all your data is recoverable. If you were unable to restore business-critical data, the consequences would obviously be very serious. We therefore we make offsite backups (at another data centre) and offline backups. So a disaster can’t deprive you of both your operational data and your backups. The whole set-up is designed around Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) that we define and safeguard together.

Functionality recovery

Ensuring the availability of backup data is only half the task. The other half is making sure that the data can be used to restore services. To that end, we define a Recovery Time Objective (RTO), setting out how quickly your critical applications and data need to be brought back on line. A framework of measures embracing backup, relocation, replication and other processes is then put in place to ensure that your RTO criteria are met, and that you can resume operations within the stated time frame.

Proof of the pudding

Using your RTO and RPOs as our parameters, we regularly test the efficacy of the arrangements. So that, if the worst ever does happen, your business processes are quickly up and running again. Good disaster recovery planning means not only putting effective measures in place, but also regular testing in accordance with an agreed framework, to verify that business-critical data can actually be restored.

Relevant cases
Beeztees
Beeztees
"We're very pleased with the availability and performance of the systems. It's also reassuring to know that, if the worst ever does happen, a robust disaster recovery plan is in place."
PinkRoccade
PinkRoccade
"For us, agility at every level is very important. We want to be able to resolve problems before our customers even notice them."
Oriental Holding
Oriental Holding
"With the Virtual Information and Security Officer, we have gained a lot of calm and oversight in a short time, from which we can now work more professionally forward and focus on what we are good at."

Curious what we can do for you?
Get in touch with Hans Vos, hans@databalance.eu.
Curious what we can do for you?
Get in touch with Hans Vos, hans@databalance.eu.
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