If the motivation for developing a Disaster Recovery Plan is to "check a box", think again. Disasters don't just happen to others. Ask the business owner victims of Hurricane Irma or the West Coast fires.

Determining the correct disaster recovery strategy is a daunting task given the exponential speed of change. Our team has served the unique challenges of organizations of all sizes. This experience provides our team with a deep understanding of the unique characteristics, requirements and drivers.

You get much more than a Disaster Recovery Plan from our team. You get a road map and timetable for testing.  You get a comprehensive plan, professionally published, that you can proudly share with your stakeholders and clients. Most importantly, you get peace of mind.

  • Current-state assessment
  • Threat and impact analysis
  • Technology gap analysis
  • Disaster Recovery Strategy development
  • Disaster Recovery Policy development
  • Disaster Recovery Plan and Design development
  • Application recovery & data assurance
  • Testing and exercise
  • Training and awareness

Frequently Asked Questions

One of the most important elements of a DR plan is a test schedule. Without a test regiment, the exponential speed of change can put you out of business when a DR event occurs.  

Consider a recent situation with a new client. They had 100+ servers on site, backed up to tape. They had a legacy DR plan. Recently they had a flood which didn't affect their network but did motivate them to test restoring from tape. Needless to say, it was a failure. Studies indicate that recovery from tape fails 80% of the time. The solution was to move to a Scarlett Solution and Datto. Datto offers a hybrid cloud solution with triple redundancy, local and cloud. Now they have peace of mind and testing is stress free.  

A Ransomware infection encrypts your data, effectively locking you out of your network. A well executed DR plan and solution enables you to recover your data prior to the infection. Bottom-line, backing up your data with a proven restore process protects you from the effects of Ransomware.   

 

RPO and RTO are some of the most important parameters of a disaster recovery and data protection plan.

The RPO is the Recovery Point Objective. It's the interval of time that would pass during a disruption before the quantity of data lost during that period exceeds a Business Continuity Plan's maximum allowable threshold.

The RTO is the Recovery Point Objective. It's the duration of time a service level within a business process must be restored after a disaster in order to avoid unacceptable consequences associated with a break in continuity.  

Establishing an acceptable RTO will help determine the type of solution that will provide acceptable RPO's.   

Disaster Recovery plans vary in scale and price based on an organization's size, number of locations and the complexity of IT. To get a quote, call us for a preliminary consultation.  Bottom line, it will pay for itself.