Gridway DR planning

Are you confident that your backup system is reliable? Can you trust that your data and valuable information can be restored in the event of a disaster? How is your Disaster Recovery Planning going?

GridWay has been managing IT for customers for almost two decades. We are often shocked and amazed to still find clients who do not have a proper data backup system in place. Leaving backup tapes on top of the server, using antiquated technology and outdated software, or using a solution that simply cannot adequately backup the growing amount of data are commonplace.

No one wants to focus on doomsday scenarios but when it comes to your business, you need to plan and prepare. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail” (Benjamin Franklin).

Fires, floods and other disasters are obviously catastrophic and have immeasurable consequences. Building codes, laws and regulations, and inspections are put in place to mitigate the risk of these disasters. But what about something as simple as a failed drive on a server, or a tape backup system that has failed for weeks and no one has noticed? Virus attacks, ransomware, hackers and even human error can also have huge repercussions that result in significant data loss. This is why Disaster Recovery Planning should be on your priority list to ensure Business Continuity.

Keeping your business operational while you recover critical data and applications is far easier when you have the proper plan in place. GridWay recognizes the complexity of creating both Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plans. We are available to help create these plans and we start by learning about your business. We help you identify and plan around the recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs) for your most critical applications, your human resource needs, and your organizational structure and plan in case of disaster.

Often we may make recommendations for backup and recovery and disaster recovery for systems as well as operations.  Our Backup as a Service and Disaster Recovery as a Service solutions may often help address parts of the overall DR Plan implementation or enhancements but there are many elements of a successful DR Plan.  Overall the GridWay Professional Services team can help you design and implement a solution that fits within your budget and meets your business continuity and system recovery objectives.