DR capability often drifts to the bottom of ‘to do’ lists as other tasks are prioritised. However, if this is allowed to continue until a disaster occurs, and your DR doesn’t perform as expected – or, worse, completely fails – the results are catastrophic, and difficult questions have to be asked. Being prepared for the worst avoids all this.
There are just four key DR questions to ask yourself:
- Are you confident that your DR solution will recover your organisation’s data and systems in the event of a disaster?
- Do you have an established DR plan?
- Do you regularly test your DR plan?
- Do you have an associated business continuity plan?
Stone Ram’s disaster recovery assessments clearly and concisely report on the effectiveness of the technology and procedures that make up your DR plan.
Despite recent media reports, many organisations do not focus on disaster recovery plans. Disaster recovery strategies are often created, tested and then forgotten over time and as staff leave. In real-life disasters, many people find their DR solution is not up to the job because of this fact. Stone Ram recommends that a solid, tested and well-documented disaster recovery solution should be a high priority – because your organisation could one day rely on it.
Stone Ram’s disaster recovery assessment specialists will review your DR solution and write a comprehensive report on it, to help you make important strategic DR decisions. Our disaster recovery reports include reviews of your:
- DR strategy
- business continuity plans (BCP), processes and procedures
- software configurations
- hardware configurations.
If you are concerned that your DR regime has been neglected, and if you are partly or wholly responsible for ensuring its reliability and effectiveness, please contact us to discuss a disaster recovery assessment.