Did you read our last piece on Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR)? Well, if you did, I’m certain that you already understand the basics. But, just in case you missed it, you can catch up on it right here.
We have established that the goal for creating a BCDR plan may be the same in most cases;
- Reduce loss of data.
- Ensure quick restoration of vital communication channels and business processes.
- Reduce financial losses to the barest minimum.
However, the approach may vary from one business to the other. This explains why at Descasio, we take a unique, multi-layer approach towards developing BCDR plans that are air-tight.
Here’s what it entails;
Our professional service team takes a data-driven approach towards assessing each business environment. They spend long hours studying each business’s unique mode of operation to answer requisite questions like; what are the vital communication channels? Are there software and programs that are crucial to daily operations? What work files contain data that could bring business activities to a halt if lost?
Getting answers to these questions helps us to create an all-encompassing, clear-cut strategy that;
- Ensures critical information is stored and can be made readily available when disaster strikes.
- Guarantees that business can continue while recovery takes place.
2. Designing the Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan
Having answered the critical questions, we proceed to create a design document. This document shows our recommended protections for your business. Also, it will contain a proposition of infrastructures to be set up for smooth operations during downtimes. Following this, our cloud consultants will implement the BCDR solution for your business.
At the final stage, we run all the necessary checks. Here, we optimize the solution based on results and modify anomalies where necessary. This simulation process helps us to ensure that recovery time is reduced to the barest minimum. Also, it helps us verify how back-up applications will perform in the face of a catastrophic outage.
We understand that creating an effective Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery plan requires period testing just as much as careful planning. Hence, we stay committed to our clients long after deployment and ensure that the plan is updated when necessary.
Are you finally considering working on your BCDR plan? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help you get started.
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