The explosive growth in storage, and increased data availability demands, has forced IT managers to investigate new, cost-effective technologies for business continuance.
Business Continuity is described as an organisations ability to maintain essential functions during and after a disaster has occurred. Whether you’re a small business or a large corporate enterprise you need to have a plan to deal with these difficult situations.
A Business Continuity plan will help protect a business in the event of the unforeseen so they can continue to function with as little disruption as possible. Plans will give personnel a clear idea of what targets must be met and include a checklist with elements such as supplies and equipment, data backups and backup site locations. They may also provide information on how business operations can be maintained for both short-term and long-term outages.
Using replication technology to support Business Continuity is becoming more of a trend in the business environment today. Data replication solutions monitor file changes as they occur on one (or many) of your source servers, replicating them in real-time to a target server over your existing network links.
Thus, if you were to suffer from a business-threatening downtime – from a half-hour server glitch to catastrophic damage to your premises – the remote replication servers can immediately provide backup copies of all your critical files and can even assume the identity of the failed server, virtually eliminating data loss and downtime.
What about Disaster Recovery?
Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity are closely related. However, DR is just a subset of business continuity planning. You can find out more about DR as a Service with Serval IT Systems here.
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Organisations across the globe are becoming increasingly aware of the crippling impacts cyber attacks and natural disasters can have on their IT systems and therefore, bottom line. Strong business continuity will save time, money and company reputation.
Serval IT Systems have been assisting organisations of all sizes, from all industries in this area of their IT for nearly 20 years. If you think you could benefit, why not get in touch?
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