Organizations cannot always avoid disasters, but with careful planning the effects of a disaster can be minimized. The objective of a disaster recovery plan is to minimize downtime and data loss. The primary objective is to protect the organization in the event that all or part of its operations and/or computer services are rendered unusable. The plan minimizes the disruption of operations and ensures that some level of organizational stability and an orderly recovery after a disaster will prevail. Minimizing downtime and data loss is measured in terms of two concepts: the recovery time objective (RTO) and the recovery point objective (RPO).
The recovery time objective is the time within which a business process must be restored, after a major incident (MI) has occurred, in order to avoid unacceptable consequences associated with a break in business continuity. The recovery point objective (RPO) is the age of files that must be recovered from backup storage for normal operations to resume if a computer, system, or network goes down as a result of a MI. The RPO is expressed backwards in time (that is, into the past) starting from the instant at which the MI occurs, and can be specified in seconds, minutes, hours, or days. The recovery point objective (RPO) is thus the maximum acceptable amount of data loss measured in time. It is the age of the files or data in backup storage required to resume normal operations after the MI.
The first step to protecting your business in the wake of disaster is establishing a recovery plan that minimizes downtime and maximizes data recovery. If you do not have a plan, your company risks losing thousands, maybe even millions of dollars if your systems go down. PCE Hi-Tech diminish this risk through analyzing your business so we can develop the disaster recovery plan that is right for you. Why jeopardize your future when you don’t have to? PCE Hitech can help you to be protect from any disaster scenarios and business continuity plans with many different way’s your firm may choose for.
Disaster Recovery Questions
In order to ensure the protection of your corporate assets and the functionality of your company, every business executive should know the answers to the following questions:
- Business Impact Analysis (BIA)?
- Do we have a disaster recovery plan?
- What is our Recovery Time Objective (RTO)?
- How vulnerable are we to disaster?
- How secure are our assets?
- How are backups done?
- Is our data stored offsite?
- Have we tried to restore lately?
- Who do we call if we have questions regarding the disaster recovery process?
If you are unable to answer these questions then the future of your business is at great risk. Contact PCE now to learn more about the backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solutions we offer.