Developing an it disaster recovery plan
A complete and well documented disaster recovery planning and regular spot checks are critical to business continuity. With a complete disaster recovery plan, should a disaster occur, you can get your operations back up and running as soon as possible to minimize potential losses.
Information technology systems require hardware, software, data and connectivity. If one or all of these go down as a result of a disaster, your business can come to a screeching halt. Davo Group can help you to build and maintain a complete recovery strategy to anticipate the loss of one or more of the following key components of your business systems:
- Hardware (complete network infrastructure such as routers, switches, servers, NAS (network attached storage devices) desktops, laptops, wireless devices, printers, etc
- UPS ( uninterruptable power supply) and backup
- devices on site and off site
- Server room environment with climate control
- Software applications, email, critical operations data
Most businesses today cannot tolerate any downtime. Your disaster recovery plan needs to be tested regularly to ensure business continuity. For example, testing and verifying your backups is a critical part of this process.
At Davo Group, we can help you develop a DRP (disaster recovery plan) to minimize potential downtime. This process begins with compiling an inventory of your hardware (e.g. servers, desktops, laptops, wireless devices, printers, routers, switches, etc…) and all of your mission critical software. It is critical that all business data is securely backed up with redundancy. On and off site backup is crucial. All software needed to keep the business running should be included in the backup or installation media off site. Regular testing and verification of the D.R.P. is crucial to your business continuity.
UPS/ backup power generation
Having an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) with automatic voltage regulation is vital to your network attached devices such as servers and network routers and switches. Should you lose power or experience brownouts, your servers, routers, switches and any connected device will be completely protected. A key benefit of having a UPS includes “soft shutdown” of your servers to protect against potential data loss from a sudden power failure.