Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP): With proper planning, recovering from disasters and security incidents can be reduced to a matter of time.

We help you develope the plan that defines how long the recovery time after a disaster, security incident or data breach will take. Restoring data and normal business operations after an outage or interruption can be choatic..... for some other company, not yours, because you've worked with us to develope and test a realistic Disaster Recovery Plan.
We show you how to get back to work, fast!.


Business Impact Analysis and Risk Assessments:

An effective Disaster Recovery Plan has several key components that provide the data needed to formulate a solid DRP.
Business Impact Ananysis (BIA) and Risk Assessments (RA) help identify what threats you're facing and well as performing a comprehensive inventory of hardware, applications, suppliers and company personnel.

  • BIA and RA: These two pre-liminary assessments can identify possible impact of a disaster and determine recovery time requirements
  • BIA's require that business staff from each department respond to a questionaire that identifies critical processes they need protected
  • BIA's also include appointing Recovery Coordinators from each department that will be needed during a Disaster Recovery testing and possible incident
  • RA's help determine preventitive controls and systems to reduce the occurance of security incidents, emergencies, server crashes and internet service or power outages
  • BIA and RA findings will determine Recovery Time and Recovery Point Objectives that will lead to what hardware, software and services must be in place to support those goals


Disaster Recovery Strategies: Cost -vs- Protection

Everyone wishes disasters or incidents could be overcome in an instant but sometimes that isn't possible due to the costs associated with recovery hardware or the severity of the interruption.
When working with Small-to-Medium sized business who don't have endless funding budgets, we help determine what safeguards can be implemented to minimize costs while maximizing recovery and buisness service restoration.

A cost-benefit analysis that is customized for your organization will dictate which disaster recovery measures are implemented because your organization can’t afford the loss of data and critical services needed to operate your business effective. Service interruption prevention or Disaster Recovery solutions we recommend and install:

  • Server images and data backups and made to secure storage on-site and automatically copied to encrypted off-site storage
  • Hybrid Cloud solutions that replicate both on-site and to off-site secure data centers. These solutions provide the ability to instantly fail-over to local on-site hardware or in the event of a physical disaster, servers can be brought on-line in the cloud data centers as well and your network is then re-directed to the cloud
  • Use of high availability systems (HA) which keep both the data and system replicated off-site, enabling continuous access to systems and data, even after a disaster
  • Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and/or backup generator to keep systems going in the event of a power failure
  • High speed Wireless Hot Spot in case of extended wired Internet Service outage
  • Video surveillance, Access Control, fire prevention/mitigation and Server Room Cooling systems
  • Firewall appliances, intrusion detection, anti-virus software and other security measures to prevent an incident before it begins


8 Phases of Disaster Recovery Planning

The eight phases are the following: Assemble the plan, Identify scope, appoint emergency contacts, designate Disaster Recovery Team, assign roles & responsibilities, data & backups location, restore technology functionality, testing & maintenance updates.

  • Assemble the plan: Find Certified professionals to assist in gathering the proper documentation to begin
  • Identify scope: Business Impact & Risk Analysis will provide the questions and answers needed to proceed
  • Appoint emergency contacts: Department heads, company managers and tech staff to implement plans in case of incidents or emergencies
  • Designate Disaster Recovery Team: Assemble team to monitor plan and be resonsible for its' compliance
  • Assign roles & responsibilities: Who is resonsible for decision making for each component of the plan and who they report changes and new additions to
  • Data & backups location: How, what and where Server Images and company data will be stored, how quiclky it can be retrieved and how secure is it kept
  • Restore technology functionality: In addition to images and data, what additional hardware and services must be restored to bring your business back to full operation
  • Testing & maintenance updates for the plan: Making sure the plan stays consistent with growth and changes in your infrastructure....will the plan actually work if and when called upon