The perfect insurance policy is the one you never have to use, but the best businesses always plan for the worst outcomes, and most organisations these days understand that a robust DR plan is an essential part of any credible operation. The size and scope of a DR plan always depends on the criticality of your systems, data, regulatory compliance (depending on your industry) and how quickly certain components would need to be restored, but in most cases a solid disaster recovery solution is a lot simpler than you’d expect. And in the rare instance that you need to invoke it, you have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that using our Tier 3, N+1 redundant data centres means we can have you back up and running in the shortest time possible.
Surprisingly, many people are not aware that a robust Disaster Recovery plan is an essential part of any business strategy. Assembly Managed Services will work with you to define your RPO (Recovery Point Objectives) and RTO (Recovery Time Objectives) for key services and data before designing and deploying the most appropriate solution for your business.
It’s one thing having a robust DR plan, but who will implement it in the event of a disaster? It may seem obvious, but if we put your DR plan together, it’s probably a good idea if we manage the implementation process if it should be necessary. Otherwise you risk losing valuable time and data whilst another company tries to find out your Recovery Time Objectives, Recovery Point Objectives and Maximum Tolerable Outage. Fortunately, all of our DR plans include Implementation Services as standard unless a client specifically requests otherwise.
cloud server availability
We can take a snapshot of your systems and data at any intervals from every 15 minutes to every 4 hours. Many clients are happy to have this stored as a flat file which we can use to restore systems in the event of a failure, but if you’re looking for a solution that minimises downtime even further, then we can have a dedicated cloud server primed and ready to deploy as quickly as anyone in the industry. You’ll literally be back up and running before you know you have a problem…LITERALLY!
Increasingly, your data is your business. If all your client data was lost, how would you get it back? How long would that take? What would that cost in terms of downtime? Our cloud back-up services allow you to automatically send your encrypted data securely to our data centre where it can be accessed and restored at short notice. It’s extremely safe, secure and efficient and has none of the human error risks associated with traditional tape back-up.
Site-to-site replication is essentially real-time replication of your live application data on a secondary server in our data centre. Boring but critical. It’s not something every client wants or needs, but for clients who can’t afford to lose a single scrap of data in the event of a disaster, it’s strongly recommended. We have years of experience of building site-to-site replication into many of our data centre solutions, so if this is something you think you might need, we’re the people you need to speak to.