What is Disaster Recovery?
Disaster Recovery, or DR plan, forms an integral part of an organisation’s overall Business Continuity Plan.
Disaster Recovery focuses primarily on the IT infrastructure that supports the critical business functions.
Disaster Recovery is a system of policies, tools and procedures outlining what should happen when, and who is responsible for what, in the event of a disaster enabling your organisation to deal with any technological crises that may arise within your company.
Despite the fear-inducing name, Disaster Recovery is a system that lifts a company back up when it’s on its knees with the least amount of data loss and the shortest recovery time possible within budget.
Why is an effective Disaster Recovery Plan important?
A good Disaster Recovery plan is vital if you want to ensure that company operations always run smoothly. Imagine your company was hit with a cyberattack and all of your systems went down, do you have a strategy in place to get them back up and running again?
Many people undervalue the importance of an effective DR plan because often cyberattacks don’t leave physical scars. However, the potential damage they can do is considerable.
A baker could not operate if all their ovens shut down, similarly, your company could not operate with all of your key IT systems compromised resulting in vital data being lost or inaccessible.
How does a Disaster Recovery Service Work?
The role of a Disaster Recovery service is to get your systems back up and running in the event of a cyberattack. Consequently, it works by using systems that promote efficiency and allow us to get your company back on its feet as quickly as possible. The Disaster Recovery service we offer has two main components;
RPO or recovery point objective; this is essentially the amount of data you’re willing to lose between time points. For example, if you have a Disaster Recovery solution that takes a copy of your data every 24 hours as backup and you suffer an attack at 6 pm one day, then your RPO is 24 hours. Essentially this means that, in the event of an attack, 24 hours worth of data is lost, but the rest can be recovered. At [VCloud.ie] our objective is to get RPO as low as possible. But, let’s talk numbers, our current RPO is 5 seconds. This means that, in the event of an attack, only 5 seconds worth of work will be lost and the rest can be recovered. Read more about securing your data
Why Choose vCloud.ie DRaas?
At VCloud.ie we understand disaster recovery. We know how stressful it can be when systems shut down and how much of an impact that can have on our customers’ brands and businesses. So, we have developed a Disaster Recovery service, DRaas, that gets your system back up and running in seconds. Sure an RPO of 24 hours might not seem too bad, but how does an RPO of 5 seconds sound? Low RPO and excellent DR are what we do best, ensuring your business will be fully functioning in no time.
For more information on our DRaas take a look at our Business Continuity Lite service.
RTO or recovery time objective; this is how fast we can get your systems back up and running after an attack. So while RPO refers to how much data can be recovered in the event of an attack, RTO refers to how quickly your business can be back to normal again. With such a low RPO, our RTO is as fast as your IT system is.
Relevant Disaster Recovery News Items
Disaster Recovery Trends for 2019, The future of Disaster Recovery.
The future of Disaster Recovery, the pros and cons of cloud-based recovery, best practices and predictions for 2019Organisations of all sizes struggle with making their Disaster Recovery strategy a top priority, whether because of time, effort, cost or skills involved. But that is exactly what they should be doing to protect their business.
vCloud.ie Supercharges Business Continuity Plan For Maxol Group. The Maxol Group is to roll out a series of online business continuity services developed by Irish firm vCloud.ie. The programme will be implemented across 100 forecourt stores nationwide and will see the retail convenience provider increase operational efficiencies in the event of any system failures.
We recently hosted a Disaster Recovery event in Dublin, in association with our Technology Partner Zerto. Zerto was founded in 2010 by a team of storage industry veterans and has doubled year on year and now has over 500 employees in over 10 countries.