Ensuring that you are able to recover from a catastrophic failure of your IT systems is an essential part of any businesses IT strategy, regardless of size, but can be a daunting task. How much data can you afford to lose? What is the maximum length of time your systems can be unavailable? Do you purchase replica equipment? Where do you site your alternative systems?
We can assist in designing and implementing a disaster recovery (DR) plan to meet your business requirements and budget. From defining your RTO/RPO (Recovery Time Objective/Recovery Point Objective) to selecting and building the best DR solution, we can help.
– The most basic solution where your data is backed up to the cloud. This data is then used to rebuild your systems, either in the cloud or on-premises, to get you back up and running.
– Under the Pilot Light solution your data and core systems are replicated in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud and updated at a pre-determined schedule. Should a disaster befall your IT systems then the core systems are switched over to the AWS replicas, whilst the remaining systems are built and brought online.
– The Warm Standby solution is similar to the Pilot Solution, however all systems are replicated in the cloud and updated at a pre-determined schedule. Should a disaster befall your IT systems then all systems are switched over to the AWS replicas to ensure a speedy recovery.
– Under the Multi-site solution a complete replica of your system is running within the AWS cloud and data is constantly updated. Should a disaster befall your systems you are automatically switched over to the cloud-based system with minimum downtime.
Recovery Time Objective/Recovery Point Objective
Recovery Time Objective (RTO)
- RTO defines the amount of time that a system can be unavailable before it becomes damaging to the business.
Recovery Point Objective (RPO)
- RPO defines the amount of data loss that can be sustained before it becomes damaging to the business.