Cloud Insight

When Disaster Strikes: Preparing Your Organization With Disaster Recovery (DR)

21 May

We’ve all had that moment when we’ve worked hard on a project, whether it’s a website, a term paper, or program, only to have your computer crash and you lose everything you just spent hours, even days or months, working on. The first reaction is to freak out, of course! And once we’ve passed through the shock, we try every means possible to recover what we just lost. While you can always write another paper, create another program, or build another website many businesses rely on their infrastructure to maintain daily operations, and could lose customers, or worse, if disaster strikes and they’re not prepared.

In short, it’s always good to have a backup plan. Disaster recovery (DR) is exactly that. It’s the net beneath the acrobat, the umbrella in a rainstorm, the pinch hitter in the bottom of the ninth. Disaster recovery is “policies and procedures that are related to preparing for recovery or continuation of technology infrastructure which are vital to an organization after a natural or human-induced disaster. Disaster Recovery focuses on the IT or technology systems that support business functions..” and is a part of overall business continuity.

These days many businesses operate brick-and-mortar stores around the country and online, or have multiple offices in different parts of the globe, all working together and using the same critical business systems. What would happen if, say, Target’s internal systems went down one day? What would shoppers do? What would Target do? Luckily, businesses such as Target have Disaster Recovery plans in place to move or restart critical systems in an instant creating little to no down time. This ensures that business runs as usual while the problem is diagnosed and solved. Many organizations rely on real time statistics to manage daily activity, and any amount of downtime to critical systems can be highly detrimental – often costing thousands, or even millions of dollars.

While not every business is as large as Target, or as small as the local pub, the truth is we rely on computer systems now more than ever, and Disaster Recovery planning is more critical than it’s ever been. The problem is, many organizations don’t implement DR plans due to cost and complexity. So, how does a company go about planning for Disaster Recovery while keeping cost and confusion to a minimum? That’s a great question, and Neovera has the answers. Neovera is an authority in the area of Disaster Recovery, and assist organizations large and small to implement DR plans that are cost effective and easily understood. What’s the Neovera Advantage?

  • BUSINESS CONTINUITY – Ensure business critical data and processes are secured with minimal downtime.
  • CUSTOMIZED FLEXIBILITY – Neovera supports multiple DSR options for cloud and physical environments ranging from customer-provided to full turnkey solutions.
  • EXCEED EXPECTATIONS – Multiple recovery options enable rapid and efficient recovery of resources.
  • SECURE REPLICATION – Numerous levels of data protection for virtual and physical infrastructure ranging from tape backups to real-time replication.

So, what are we really saying here? Well, we’re saying that Neovera is a leader in Disaster Recovery services and implementation, and is here for your company. We understand the complex nature of business and that even minimal downtime can lead to lost revenues, or worse. Don’t let your company be unprepared when disaster strikes.