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Disaster Recovery

Having a solid Disaster Recovery plan is imperative to ensure the security of your business. A Disaster Recovery plan is a set of policies and procedures which allow a company to recover and continue business as usual in the event of a natural or man-made disaster. These plans must consider all foreseeable and non-foreseeable events such as: floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados, malicious attacks (viruses, acts of terrorism), hazardous material events, power failures or surges, and so on. 

“Equipment and hardware can fail, even in premium circumstances.”

There are numerous reasons to implement a solid Disaster Recovery. Equipment and hardware can fail, even in premium circumstances. Backing up data and using an IaaS provider can reduce downtime. Humans make errors that can lead to serious downtime. Human error, intentional or non-intentional, is common and is difficult to prevent. Using anti-virus and anti-spyware tools installed and using firewalls can reduce the possibility of these errors. These measures are all part of a recovery plan.

Disaster Recovery plans include:

  • Preventive measures meant to prevent disasters: For example, performing security checks can reduce the chance of break-ins, or attacks. Using surge protectors and power supply units can prevent power interruptions from surges and protect sensitive and expensive equipment.
  • Detective measures to discover events: For example, using surveillance measures such as cameras can detect possible intruders. Using warning alarms can notify inhabitants of buildings of impending disasters such as structure fires, and give them clear directions to follow to ensure safety.
  • Corrective measures to restore business processes, systems, and data recovery in the event a disaster does occur: For example, off-site or cloud backup allows your company to quickly recover in the event of a disaster.

Having these procedures in place ensures key functions and services can continue to operate efficiently. Initial costs and time investments to develop plans are generally much lower than attempting to recover from catastrophic events after one occurs.

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There are many advantages and benefits of implementing a backup plan including:

  • Ensuring your business can continue to operate in the event of a disaster.
  • Reducing downtime by mitigating disasters.
  • Customer retention.
  • Increase the confidence of your partners and clients.

Implementation of a Disaster Recovery plan can ultimately save your business time and money. JKS offers Disaster Recovery services providing analysis, design, implementation, testing, and maintenance of plans.

A good recovery plan considers the individual business and any potential risks they may face, and works to put a plan in place to mitigate those risks. We begin by analyzing your business to determine your specific needs and design a plan around those needs. After you have approved the plan, we work to implement and test it to ensure the highest level of efficiency. After implementation, we will frequently work with you to ensure any changes needed are made. As the needs of your company change, we continue to maintain your disaster recovery plan.