Disaster and Data Recovery
A disaster is regarded as anything that puts your business operations at risk.
Hardware failures, cyber-attacks, even fire, or natural disasters, can all prove devastating to businesses.
It could do serious damage to your business as you struggle to recover the invaluable data that was lost.
Here at Shackleton, we offer a number of tried and tested disaster recovery solutions, which allow your business to quickly and securely recover single or multiple servers, in the event of a critical system failure.
Our team believes that a good disaster recovery solution should quickly have your business back up and running on a system you are familiar with, or provide your team with something similar until your system is fully recovered. We aim to ensure that any downtime you experience is minimised.
What Constitutes a Disaster for Your Business?
It’s important you decide what constitutes a disaster, as opposed to what is just an inconvenience. In our experience, anything that significantly impairs the way your business works, can be considered a disaster.
What a disaster means to you and your business depends on what interferes with your operations to the extent that it has a seriously detrimental impact.
Your disaster recovery response sets out the actions you need take to continue operations as and when that event takes place.
It’s worth noting at this point, that unexpected is entirely different from unplanned. Even if your business experiences an unforeseen disaster, you should be prepared for it. Shackleton can help you plan for this potential situation.
Mitigation of Risk
The goal with disaster recovery, is to remove the risk, so that your business can continue operating as normally as possible, should the worst happen.
The disaster recovery process involves detailed planning and testing and may even involve a separate physical site for restoring operations.
Modern businesses have an increased reliance on the availability of their IT systems and near zero tolerance for downtime. As a result, disaster recovery planning is no longer desirable, it’s absolutely essential.
Any kind of disaster can have a devastating effect on your business and failing to prepare, really is preparing to fail. It’s a well-known fact that many businesses suffering a disaster, never recover. Having a disaster recovery plan is absolutely critical.
Here at Shackleton, we offer a number of tried and tested disaster recovery solutions. We can help you prepare a strategy, which allows your business to quickly and securely recover in the event of a critical system failure, or other catastrophic event.
Planning and Strategy
Planning for Disaster Recovery in advance, ensures a structured approach for responding to unplanned incidents and means faster and better recovery. Your plan needs to ensure that all business-critical data is included in your backup.
Once your plan is documented, it needs to be periodically tested, to make sure it works for your business.
Shackleton will help you consider how your business would be impacted after a server hardware failure, or other critical event.
We’ll help you identify potential risks and develop a Disaster Recovery strategy, which will ensure your business is protected.
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