Your company’s data is extremely important to its every-day operations. Unfortunately, sometimes backing up your data vigilantly isn’t enough. A fire or flooding in your building or a natural disaster that could impact even a highly secured datacenter can too easily destroy the equipment storing your data. A DRP or a BCP could save your data and even your company from unexpected events.
DRP, THE DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN
A Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) makes it possible to recover your data following a catastrophe by replicating your data on a twin infrastructure located in a second, distant location. Having a second copy of your data allows to dispatch real-time interventions to replace the data to your original infrastructure. The Alionis DRP is based on a virtual platform where data is replicated on machines in standby mode, not using any other resources than the storage necessary, until you should need to use them. The Alionis advantage is an absolute flexibility in the design of your DRP based on the following criteria :
- Choice of which servers to protect
- Further selective choice of which data to replicate on those specific machines
- Choice of the method of data replication
- Choice of how often your data is replicated (up to every 15 minutes)
- Choice of how long your replicated data is kept
- Pool of VMs available on command
- Serveur de réplication sur cloud privé
- VPN based on a SDSL connection
- Scheduled testing of the procedures in place
A DRP is an insurance for your data, which conventional insurance cannot replace regardless of your policy, in case of a natural disaster or other unexpected catastrophes that could affect your IT infrastructure. Should your Information Systems fail, all users will be rerouted to the back up site, where your synchronized data is waiting for you. Once the original infrastructure is operational again, we will migrate users back to the original platform and synchronize the data added to the database while using the backup infrastructure. Clients with DPMs can continue ongoing business and get everything back to normal shortly after a natural disaster or any other reason for an infrastructure shutdown, whereas others will be scrambling to rebuild their database.
BCP, THE BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN
A Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is similar to the DRP, but requires the distant twin entity to be an exact, or very very similar, copy of your existing infrastructure.
The main differences between the two services are the restoration time, which is under 4 hours for a DCP, and redirection to a fully operating IT infrastructure that does not interfere with or compromise the end user experience.