Business Continuity Planning (BCP) is the blueprint for how businesses plan to survive everything from local equipment failure to global disaster. This plan should include, but not be limited to – secondary location, internet, phone, dial tone, data backups, computer systems, vehicle fleet storage, and record of inventory on hand.
When looking at a BCP, many companies already have one component in place - data back-up processes. Many businesses currently utilize tapes or disks for data storage and save the items onsite in a safe or at an offsite location.
Taylored Systems can offer a more reliable and efficient method for data backup and recovery. We provide a Backup Disaster Recover (BDR) device. A BDR is a solution that will offer:
· Managed Service
· Incremental Backups
· Virtual Server
· Block Level Backups
· Quick and Flexible Restores
· Bare Metal Restore to Similar and Dissimilar Equipment
· Secure Remote Storage
· Minimal Bandwidth Consumption
· 24x7 Monitoring
The BDR will offer a more robust solution than traditional tape or hard disk by also addressing disaster recovery concerns. Consider the following scenarios:
The building we operate in is fine, but a server has crashed. How do I fix it? Where do I get parts quickly? How long will I be down?
BDR becomes the virtual server. It takes the back-ups that it knows and operates just as your server would based on the information it has. While you are working to fix the issue that has caused the server to fail, instead of hours or days of downtime, the BDR takes over and allows you to effectively and in a timely manner operate your business.
This moves us out of break/fix mode to a truly managed service where the customer does not call us to say they have a down server, we will call you to let you know the problem has been monitored and the procedure is in place or has been completed to switch over to the BDR until the issue is resolved.
Building is damaged, computers and servers are operational, but the company needs to move to a secondary location. How long will it take to move all the equipment? What can we leave behind and still be operational?
Rather than moving your entire IT room to begin functioning in your new location, you can move the BDR and put it in virtual mode. Your latest back-up will be your benchmark and as long as there is an internet connection the BDR can continue to backup and send the data to the offsite locations for safe storage. Since it is only backing up changes and not rewriting the whole back up it allows for this to be done on a DSL or a slower form of broadband.
Building is damaged or demolished; computers and servers are destroyed or not operational. What do I do???
You need to spend your time and resources taking care of your other pressing issues. Your data will be safe. Within 24 hours of contacting us, a new BDR with the base image and incremental back-ups from the last back up will be shipped to your new location to be used as a virtual server. When your replacement server is received and ready to be used, the BDR allows for a much more time efficient way of providing the necessary data to build the server and get your company in full operation.
So, why is the BDR solution a better way?
· BDR is more reliable than tape or disk backups
· BDR offers incremental (15 minute) backups for ease in restoring lost data
· BDR’s unique ability to act as a “virtual server” reduces network down time which, in turn, reduces loss of productivity
· BDR monitoring and trouble-shooting features provide alerts and enable IT support staff to focus on other business functions