"40% of all SMBs will go out of business if they cannot get to their data in the first 24 hours after a crisis." - Gartner
You would be surprised at how many small and medium businesses do not take Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity seriously. While taking a backup of some description is a good start, there is much more to it than that.
Source: London Chamber of Commerce
What is the cost per hour of major systems downtime at your organisation?
|Cost per hour||% of Companies|
|Up to £1000
|£1,000 - £5,000||16%|
|£5,000 - £10,000||11%|
|£10,000 to £20,000||7%|
|£20,000 to £50,000||3%|
Source: Information Age
Coupling the costs incurred during the downtime of a disaster with the possibility of never being able to recover and restore all the data then this can be a costly exercise to a business - especially if a Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan is not in place.
Real Point has the knowledge and experience of supporting several different organisations and developing a Disaster Recovery solution for their unique requirements. These range from standard backups to removable media to full Disaster Recovery solutions including replication technologies and online synchronisation.
1. We understand what it is that keeps your business going.
The first stage of the Disaster Recovery Plan is to look at what data your company houses and prioritise it's importance to your business. Are emails the top of your list? Users and company work on a file server? Or do you have a large database of client and financial data? Real Point will assess the data requirements of your business and use this to create a Disaster Recovery Plan.
2. We'll work out what is the best Disaster Recovery solution for your business.
Not all your data will have the same backup requirements. For example a weekly backup, which is fine for server System State, certainly isn't going to be enough for a company with a large file server or business critical databases. Likewise a backup which creates a continuous mirror of data would be overkill for a weekly System State snapshot. Real Point will create an efficient bespoke solution for your business which in the event of a disaster the cost to your business and disruptions will be minimal.
3. Run and maintain the Disaster Recovery Plan
Making sure your Disaster Recovery plan works is the final part. Keeping a watchful eye on your backups is a must as sometimes servers crash or the scheduler for whatever reason doesn't start. It is foolish to set the backup schedule and sit back! Real Point will maintain and test the Disaster Recovery solution. Making sure the backups are running smoothly and the integrity of the data. We'll also evolve the Disaster Recovery plan as your business evolves.