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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.

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

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 running a Metro Cluster storage that is Active/Active allowing workloads to run across multiple data centres.

iSYSTEMS can help you design and implement, strategy, process, technology, logistic, and facility solutions that meet the requirements of your business. We can even help you create decision trees, run books and test plans.

Leveraging emerging technologies and public cloud providers 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:

  • Have RTOs of single figure minutes and RPOs of seconds
  • Easily replicate and migrate to public cloud services to avoid second Data Centre costs
  • Provide aaS solutions to provide an ongoing OPEX cost model
  • Enable self-service protection
  • Leverage Public Cloud services and solutions
  • Deliver Active / Active Metro Cluster storage and compute solutions
  • Fully automate DR testing with non-disruptive failover