Disaster recovery (DR) is an area of security planning that aims to protect your business from the effects of significant negative events. DR allows abusiness to maintain or quickly resume mission-critical functions following a disaster.
A disaster can be anything that puts a businesses operations at risk, from a cyberattack to equipment failures to natural disasters. The goal with DR is for a business to continue operating as close to normal as possible. The disaster recovery process includes planning and testing, and may involve a separate physical site for restoring operations.
A disaster recovery plan provides a structured approach for responding to unplanned incidents that threaten a company’s IT infrastructure, including hardware and software, networks, procedures and people.
The plan provides step-by-step disaster recovery strategies for recovering disrupted systems and networks to minimise negative impacts to company operations. A risk assessment identifies potential threats to the IT infrastructure; the DR plan outlines how to recover the elements that are most important to the company.
We can help run through your current IT setup and identify and create a plan should you need to invoke it after a disaster.
If the plan is to be activated, we can be on hand to help & guide you through a DR plan to get your business back online as soon as possible to minimise downtime.
For smaller businesses without a DR plan, we can provide temporary equipment to be setup an alternative location to get you through the disaster.
We can also help perform disaster recovery drills, just like any business who does a fire drill. It’s a time where you test your disaster recovery plan works and you have everything ready for that event, should you ever need it.
Regular backups are always recommended, especially to a cloud based server to reduce the recovery and loss to your business.