Preserving data ecosystems

Get your Disaster Recovery Strategy Right

Face disasters and business interruptions with resilience. Keep control over data and your business after a major incident. ​Always keep in mind that it only had to happen once.

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!

Build the right Disaster Recovery strategy and protect your company's assets

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 :​

5 reasons why your Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) should be a top priority for your business

  1. One on three companies has already faced a major disaster. Approximately, 93% of businesses that experienced data loss over ten days declared bankrupt within a year and we estimate that 40% of companies that have suffered from a major incident causing the destruction of their IT infrastructure and the loss of their data will disappear if the downtime has exceeded 72 hours.That’s why you need to plan the most effective DR plan.
  2. Your data are precious. In the event of a disaster, you absolutely need to protect them (along your servers and applications), minimize the effects of the incident and continue to operate as quickly as possible. Your objective will be to target a RTO value close to zero.

  1. Even in the cloud or off-premise, your data remain vulnerable. You are never sheltered against a disaster in the cloud, a fire or a ransomware attack. These significant risks should be reflected in your DRP.
  2. ​Cybercrime is today a major threat for businesses. In this context, a solid Disaster Recovery Plan helps you to be prepared to survive the effects of a ransomware or a cyberattack on your IT systems.
  3. Business interruptions lead to financial losses, brand damage and reduce customer satisfaction. A well-documented DRP enables rapid recovery and minimize the impact of the disaster on business activity. ​

Protect your applications, servers, physical and virtual machines against all risks

Choose a unique solution to protect quickly and efficiently your physical and virtual servers, applications and data. Take back control on your data and save time and money !​

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Protect your workstations and laptops, on-premise, on remote or while travelling !​

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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Protect your NAS and ensure your business continuity

Secure your large volumes of unstructured data stored on your NAS with a powerful and vendor agnostic platform.
Benefit from key functionalities for business continuity, access to data, and rapid disaster recovery in the event of a disaster affecting your primary storage.

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Protect your large cloud-based data sets!

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.

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Backup is an extremely important topic to me.
It is one of the principal features of an information system.

Bruno Guibert, Director of Information Systems,
Savoie-Mont Blanc University

Atempo - How to make your DR plan a success?

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 :

  • How to protect your data when using a cloud service provider ?
  • What to implement a Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) to restart activity when disaster strikes ? and why it is so important ?
  • How to keep control of your data, even when this data is in the coud ?
  • What level of vigilance is required when choosing a cloud service provider ?
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What is disaster recovery example?

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.

What is the purpose of disaster recovery and what does Dr plan include ?

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.

What are the key differences between a Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) and a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) ?

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.

Rpo and Rto, relevant metrics for defining your Disaster recovery strategy

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 :

  • RPO (Recovery Point Objective) : This represents the interval since the last data backup (or data replication) of the primary site where the disaster occured. The longer is the time, the more important is the data loss.
  • RTO (Recovery Time Objective) : It is the acceptable length of time to be without a service, application or data until normal service is resumed.

“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.” 

Luc d'Urso, CEO d'Atempo.Wooxo Group.

What are the different steps of a successful Disaster recovery plan ?

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….

In the event of a disaster, you are responsible of your data !

Here are the different steps of a successful disaster recovery plan :

  • Understand and identify the potential impacts case-by-case,
  • Perform a data loss risk assessment,
  • Identify acceptable RPOs / RTOs for each department/application. Determine your Rpo and Rto is crucial to help you to determine what solutions are necessary to survive the disaster and which hardware and software you need to recover your workloads,
  • Evaluate the cost vs criticality of your dataand applications, (backup repository on Worm type technologies …),
  • Test regularly the entire DRP, including with your service providers,
  • Ensure that your service providers are in activity and remain viable.