Ensure you have a solid Disaster Recovery Plan and all the elements to protect your assets against the disaster.
Simple and efficient Disaster Recovery for Storages, Servers, VMs and Laptops. You can restart your IT systems quickly!
To respond quickly to a disaster and take action to reduce damage, you will need to rely on your data and work tools backups. The scope is large and multiform (headquarter, remote sites, etc.) and multi-form (physical servers and VMs, cloud…). You must protect :
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Automatically backing up your users’ data over time, regardless of their location, are the best defense against data corruption, cyberattacks and human errors.
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Benefit from key functionalities for business continuity, access to data, and rapid disaster recovery in the event of a disaster affecting your primary storage.
Regardless the type of cloud you have chosen (public, private or hybrid), you are always the guarantor of your data. Getting your own backup solution, agnostic and independent from hardwware and cloud providers, enables you to maintain a full control on your DRP.
Backup is an extremely important topic to me.
It is one of the principal features of an information system.
This white paper Atempo provides recommendations on the best strategy to follow and how to maintain business continuity when implementing a delegation of service in the cloud. It leads to questions such as :
As long as a company has not experienced a major disaster, disaster recovery remains an abstract notion. This is why it is always relevant to cite an exemple of an incident and its impacts to highlight the importance of having a solid and prepared Dr plan.
Imagine that a disaster destroys all or part of a datacenter in which your company’s most critical data and applications are hosted. Your website, your email messaging, your customer data will be temporarily unvailable. What are the data concerned by the data loss ? What will be the level of losses ? How to rebuild your infrastructure ? How long will it take to restart your activities ? With what material and human resources ? The answers of these questions can be found in a well-documented Dr plan, tested in advance so that it is not discovered during the crisis.
The DR plan is a plan that ensures that an organization can respond to a disaster or other emergency that affects information systems, and minimize the effects of any failure on business operations. The DR plan includes the different procedures and the material, technological and human resources to be applied in the event of a disaster or a unplanned incident.
Because no one is exempt from a disaster, all the companies should have a DRP, regardless of their size or industry.
The DRP (Disaster Recovery Plan) is a set of policies, tools and procedures that enable organizations the recovery of their main infrastructure and the return of their applications after a disaster or a critical situation (cyberattacks, natural disasters, human errors, hardware failures, etc.). The plan details what machines, applications and data need to brought back up and in what order. It will run to tens or even hundreds of pages and include hardware and software recovery procedures.
The DRP should not be confused with the BCP (Business Continuity Plan). More complete, the BCP describes how a company can continue to operate after a disaster leading to a business interruption. It outlines the procedures to be applied to maintain the activity without suffering from a business downtime. The BCP is a short-term solution to rapidly respond to a critical situation.
Your organization may accept only a few seconds’ loss of access to a banking app, a few hours for a mail server or even a week or more for Human Resource archives. Because the costs of storing multiple backup copies is tightly linked to cost, it is rarely possible to have RPO / RTO close to zero (zero data loss and zero time before restart). The less data you accept to lose and the shorter the time to recovery, the higher the cost. Choices need to be made including a detailed cost assessment that underpins each Dr plan. How much will each service or departmental downtime cost a business in the event of a serious incident?
RPO and RTO are two of the most important metrics of a DR plan but there are some major differences :
“One in three company worldwide haw already experience a unplanned incident, also called “black swan”. The consequences are often devastating for businesses (…). It is unrealistic to think that because your data are in the cloud, they are sheltered from disasters. The cloud remains a set of physical machines where anything can happen. That’s why the implementation of a Dr plan is under the company’s responsibility, nor the cloud provider. Only the execution of the Dr plan can be shared between the provider and the client.”
Emergencies are by nature rare and stressful moments, we need a clear set of processes to avert or attenuate the impact of disaster. Even on terra firma, things can go seriously wrong. Take the example of the total or even partial loss of a company IT infrastructure. IT may not put lives at risk, but the survival of the organization is indisputably at stake.
When IT teams reach for their Disaster Recovery Plan documentation, they need to be sure that predefined action buttons they press will be the right ones to get systems and data back where they belong with as little lost business as possible. One stone-cast certitude is that any attempt to restart IT systems without following tried and tested emergency recovery procedures will doom the company to extended or even permanent blackout.And time is very much money in this case….
Here are the different steps of a successful disaster recovery plan :