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34% of companies fail to test their backed up data integrity.

40% of businesses suffering an IT failure go out of business within one year.

90% of companies with less than 100 employees spend less than 8 hours a month planning for a disaster.

The top catastrophe most business suffer is not fire, flood or earthquake, but rather MALWARE.

Disaster Recovery

We have our own infrastructure with multiple server locations that enables unmatched DR flexibility. With DR-FLEX, systems that normally might not be backed up due to cost can now be protected. We’ll prove this protection with simulated disasters of varying degrees, anytime.

Our private multi-tenant server farms combined with public facilities (Azure) allow us to back up a subset, or all, of your servers. We vary mean-time to recovery performance (and our fees!) to match your risk exposure.

Your DR coverage will be complete, performance guaranteed in our SLAs and costs contained.

Built just for you

With our three physical server locations on two different power and internet grids, we provide server redundancy, peace of mind and compliance. Cold or hot start, physical or virtual server, our years of experience will ensure that you’re covered. Complete documentation, constant monitoring, and immediate emergency service are all part of our DR service. This is one of our most popular services.

Our flexible infrastructure allows for flexible pricing

Pricing is based not only on size but also how quickly you need your archives back. If you have a physical server, smaller data needs, and recovery time isn’t key, our flexibility allows us to tailor our price to your need.

Third party testing

Testing the reliability of your disaster recovery plan is essential. With DR-FLEX, we regularly simulate disasters to ensure the mean-time recovery of your archives can be proven against your SLAs. We have impartial third parties evaluate our service to prove our plans work for you. And, real disasters have occurred in which our DR plans performed as expected.

Technical Insights

Before Building your plan, ask yourself this:

What actually constitutes a disaster for you? Can you afford 1 hour, 1 day, or 1 week of server downtime? What if a single critical file is corrupted and lost forever?
Building a Disaster Recovery (DR) plan does not mean you will be able to actually recover from a disaster – it just means you have an idea of what you expect to happen. That plan needs to be your plan, tailored to your answers to the questions above. Never forget to test. Fully 40% of enterprises with DR plans never test their business continuity plan; without proof, staff is untrained, and problems in the process are not found.

Is your plan effective?

Don’t limit your plan to a lengthy, dense document that might satisfy an auditor but is ineffective in a crisis. More common incidents with simple actions plans are possibly even more important. If a rogue employee deletes a large client file folder, or if ransomware finds its way into your servers, you must be able to restore the portion of data lost.

Failure will always happen, so focus on improving overall resiliency and recovery instead of trying to generate a risk probability analysis. With a bit of foresight, a concise but safe plan can be put into place that is scalable for your exact needs.

You must create a disaster recovery project roadmap to close the gaps between your current DR capabilities and recovery objectives. Once you have corrected shortcomings, use the disaster recovery template to test your processes. If you do not have an existing process, our template will guide you through key DRP elements, including:

  • Ownership of services;
  • Recovery team descriptions;
  • Call tree;
  • Facility information;
  • How to communicate during a disaster;
  • Restoring IT functionality;
  • DRP testing and maintenance;
  • Upkeep of documentation.

Ensure the business is protected by learning how to make the DRP a living document. A solution is not a solution if you don’t test and keep it current. Get started by using our disaster recovery template.