Top 7 Tips For An Effective Disaster Recovery Plan

Here’s a no-brainer – many companies rely on IT for their survival and they won’t be able to work if their system went down. If you think your company is one of them, then it’s important to have a proper Disaster Recovery (DR) plan in place so that you are able to reduce your downtime and get back online as quickly as possible.

Here are top 7 tips to help you implement an effective Disaster Recovery plan:

Identify your risks:
Identifying major security threats to your IT infrastructure can help you put procedures in place that will reduce the risk and determine the course of action needed for recovery.

Prioritize your activities:
Identify your most critical services and the order in which you want to restore them. This will help you create a recovery plan which will help minimize the effect of the disaster on your business.

Make a list of software details:
If you’re running different software programs in your business for different activities, make sure you have a complete list of applications you are using, their configuration settings, the contact details of the owners, and your contract details. This will help you remember the applications important for your business.

Create a response team:
This is an essential element of a DR Plan and includes personnel you will need to get your system back online. You can take help from your internal staff or can hire third party vendors to help you in this process.

Assess Recovery Procedures:
The top goal of every company is recovery and restoration of its data after the disaster. In order to collect and restore the data, the company must answer questions like where the data has been stored, who has access to the data, is the data secure, whether it can be recovered in case it’s lost and how to retrieve the data in case the company switches its users.

Keep your backup ready and waiting:
It is often said that business should never anticipate profits but should provide for all possible losses. Keep a backup of all your business resources on-site, off-site or on the Cloud so that you don’t have to worry about the data loss in case of a disaster.

Run and Test your plan:
Testing your plan is another important part of DR planning. No matter how well you’ve planned your recovery, actually implementing the process is always different from the way it was planned. Run the test plan and make required tweaks for the final version of the DR plan.

When a disaster strikes, most of the companies suffer because of the absence of a proper DR Plan. Having a solid DR plan will help the businesses resume their operations after the minimum downtime and continue to provide good and reliable services to their customers and suppliers. Developing a DR plan can be time-consuming but the benefits heavily outweigh the costs should a disaster occur.

 

Sysfore can help you with a cost efficient way to meet your disaster recovery objectives. You can write to us at info@sysfore.com or call us at +91-80-4110-5555.

Beyond Disaster Recovery – Becoming Business Resilient

Any risk, whether opportunity or threat, requires a response from your business. This is what keeps the money rolling in. Whether it’s a planned or unplanned risk, your business resilience is what differentiates your response to this risk. If you respond inappropriately or too slowly, you could lose ground to your competitors.

Business Resilience 2

Often there is confusion between Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery. Typically Business Continuity plans describe how an organization can recover and resume business operations following a disruptive incident. By contrast, Disaster Recovery plans describe the steps to take to recover and restore normal operations to IT infrastructure elements, such as networks, servers, data centers, operating systems, applications and data.

Understanding Business Resilience

Resilience is the ability of a business or organization to return to its original operational status after it has been impacted by a disruptive or disastrous event.
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Disaster Recovery is Broken… Don’t blame Your IT! Switch to Zerto DR

We hear a lot about the ease of cloud, the flexibility of cloud – the ability to cut down on your costs and consume only what is required. The correct term would be “cloud bursting”. If this were that simple, then every business would be queuing up for this opportunity. They would not have to spend time, resource and money on significant and complex cloud migration projects.

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity for a New World

Disaster recovery is more than just a strategy in your business continuity plans. It is a crucial part that will get your business back online in the event of any natural or manmade disaster. What most organizations don’t realize though is that the right disaster recovery solution will also deliver IT resiliency.

Zerto is more than just replication and DR. Zerto provides enterprise-class disaster recovery and business continuity software specifically for virtualized data centers and cloud environments. It is offers enterprise workload mobility, from a product that works exclusively in the virtual layer. That means they can move applications and data, in a consistent state, in a few clicks, with just a minute or so of disruption and also between different hypervisors and clouds.  

Zerto DR Equipped for any IT World

Sysfore and Zerto – a Viable Partnership

Cloud DR is the basis for deciding when, where and how to move your business to cloud. With Zerto, effective DR is possible within the private cloud, to the public cloud and in the public cloud.

Zerto partners with Sysfore, the leading Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) to offer a cloud based business continuity and disaster recovery (DR) service, enabling businesses of all sizes to protect production applications both to the cloud and in the cloud. Having extensive Cloud DR expertise, Sysfore offers Zerto Cloud DR Ecosystem and services powered by Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR) 4.0 — a platform for secure, non-intrusive, cloud-based BC DR for private, hybrid and public clouds.

Get in touch with our DR experts and we’ll give a free assessment on implementing Zerto’s DR solution for your business.

Disaster Recovery Solution from Zerto

Zerto’s hypervisor-based replication technology is the first disaster recovery system that lets Cloud Service Providers offer cost-effective, automated, enterprise-class DR as a Service. With Zerto, cloud providers can deliver a solution that is:

  • Multi-site — the ability to replicate between more than one site, enabling you to support many customers.
  • Multi-tenant — full integration with multiple platforms like VMware, Hyper-V, AWS and Cloud, which enables centralized and simplified management of all virtual data centers as well as effectively leverage resources within the cloud to realize economies of scale.
  • Array agnostic — replicates any customer environment to your cloud regardless of their storage vendor or architecture
  • Deployed quickly and remotely — installs remotely in hours without requiring any changes to the customer environment
  • Tested and validated anytime — recovers customer applications in your cloud with one click of a button
  • Granular — allows customers to pick specific applications to protect, regardless of their physical server or storage location
  • Comprehensive — provides robust replication and offsite backup in one simple product
  • Consistent and reliable — provides scalable, block-level replication with RPO of seconds and RTO of mere  minutes

Implement Zerto’s Disaster Recovery solutions in your business, to avoid costly outages. Installation of the Zerto Virtual Replication software can be completed in under an hour, even for complex applications. By replicating at the hypervisor level, Zerto simplifies replication and recovery into a three-click process.

Contact Sysfore’s Cloud Disaster Recovery experts thorough info@sysfore.com or call us at +91-80-4110-5555 to know more.