A disaster recovery plan (DRP) - sometimes referred to as a business continuity plan (BCP) or business process contingency plan (BPCP) - describes how an organization is to deal with potential disasters.
Business continuance (sometimes referred to as business continuity) describes the processes and procedures an organization puts in place to ensure that essential functions can continue during and after a disaster. Business continuance planning seeks to prevent interruption of mission-critical services, and to reestablish full functioning as swiftly and smoothly as possible.
Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity have never had higher profile than recently. The threats of terrorist attacks as well as audit regulations (Sarbanes Oxley) introduced in the wake of recent accounting scandals mean that it is absolutely imperative that company data is available. Auditors are simply refusing to sign off companies without adequate precautions in place.
Outsourcing to Data Electronics facilities in Ireland where security, HVAC and connectivity are 100% guaranteed can fulfill the vast majority of these requirements.
Many companies have availed of services in more than one of our Data Centres. This allows for live and standby servers to be housed, secure in the knowledge that even in the event of one huge disaster, business would still go on.
Sometimes company data is written to both in-house and outsourced servers simultaneously allowing for seamless handover in the event of a disaster. Our unrivalled connectivity would allow a company to open up from anywhere in the world that had access to the Internet.
Availing of our backup service, where our CommVault application, in conjunction with our Tape Library and Autoloader can automatically store any file, OS, Database or Application also eliminates one of the biggest fears of any IT department data loss or corruption. Auditors also frequently request that backups are taken off site through our specialist partner company.
Using our specialist experience, Data Electronics will assist customers to implement a detailed DR or BC plans to satisfy both internal and external auditing. This can cover all the usual things but also frequently forgotten things like Operating System and Application rebuilding which may be necessary before a single byte of data can be restored.