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Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity

70% of companies that suffer a major IT disaster, without a valid recovery plan in place, fail within the next year. Of those that do survive, only 10% make a full recovery. But a disaster is not only a ‘smoking crater’ scenario, and can be the result of several different problems, including software or hardware failure, loss of power, human error, and natural disasters.

iSYSTEMS can help you design and implement process, technology, logistic, and facility solutions that meet the requirements of your business. Leveraging emerging technologies will enable you to do more with less - significantly reducing cost and dramatically increasing functionality. From enabling the use of as-a-service offerings or public clouds to host entire DR environments, to restoring large multi-TB databases in minutes, we’ll deliver solutions to:

  •         Fully automate DR testing with non-disruptive failover and failback
  •         Enable self-service protection
  •         Have RTOs of single figure minutes
  •         Have RPOs of seconds through continuous data protection
  •         Easily replicate and migrate to public cloud services

DR implementation and configuration depends on two important factors – recovery time objectives (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO). RTO indicates how quickly you can restore data – usually minutes or hours, and in some cases days. RPO indicates how much data loss you can tolerate, and that determines how often you replicate data – every hour, three times per day, etc. The key factor is easily and affordably matching data types to protection levels. Business continuity (BC) differs from data protection and disaster recovery because it is about staying in operation regardless of the failure, outage, attack, or corruption. For example, if you have a duplicate data centre at another location with data copies, you can quickly bring operations online at the new location.