Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery Planning

Is there any disaster recovery plan if all or part of your business’s resources in your organization, inclusive of IT department, databases, and storage space, are lost? If not, you’re putting your organization at risk for significant downtime and the potential to lose thousands of dollars in revenue.

Don’t let hackers or an unreliable infrastructure configuration get the best of your organizationn. Contact 3F for disaster recovery planning solutions you can trust.

Definition – What does Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) mean?

A Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) can be described as how work can be resumed immediately and effectively post disaster. Disaster recovery planning is just part of business continuity planning and applied to most of the organizations that rely on IT infrastructure to function.

The overall perception is to develop a plan which allows the IT department to recover enough data and system functionality to allow a business or organization to operate – even possibly at a minimal level. A regular testing schedule to continually monitor and update your disaster recovery plan as your organization evolves.

Benefits of a Disaster Recovery Plan

  • Compatible: Cloud computing services allow your organization to implement a disaster recovery plan in self-managed or fully-managed recovery service from anywhere with an Internet connection
  • Flexible: You can choose any of services to be included in your disaster recovery plan, including real-time failover and replicated backups.
  • Reliable: Protect critical applications such as Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, websites, and CRM systems in addition to recovering documents, databases, and full applications.
  • Low Cost: A disaster recovery plan requires no additional equipment or software. Simply use our service and to replace traditional capital and operating expenditures.

A DRP may involve employees to relocate to a hot site to resume work, if work cannot be conducted at the normal business site. This is an off-site location supplied with the computer equipment and data necessary to continue an organization’s normal work.

It is imperative that organizations not only develop a DRP but also test it, train personnel and document it properly before a real disaster occurs. This is one reason why off-site hosting of all IT services can be a good choice for the protection they provide; in disaster situations personnel can access data easily from a new location, whereas relocating a terminally damaged data centre and getting it operational again is not an easy job.

Often a specialized disaster recovery planning consultant is hired to assist organizations in attending to the many details that can arise during such contingency planning.