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The Answer to Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

 

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery go hand-in-hand, and while these two seem like interchangeable concepts with similar procedures, there are distinctions.  Business Continuity offers a wide array of processes that primarily serve to uphold the essential functions of a business during and after a disaster. An effective BC plan, for example, should enable an enterprise to resume operations in the midst of a cyber-attack. And at the very least, it should mitigate the damage if it is unable to resume system functionality. This is how assessment allows an organization to anticipate risks that can influence client satisfaction and consumer journey, which then enables the following:

  • Minimize the impact of downtime

  • Ensure that the staff and stakeholders stay safe and the operations legal

  • Provide situational awareness and lessons

  • Be part of the company’s culture where roles are strategically delegated

Disaster Recovery includes the measures and procedures taken to recover one or more applications and IT services during and after an emergency. A data breach, for example, has already occurred before a DR plan can be executed. A detailed DR plan, for instance, functions as part of the BCM Framework, which should secure all key business processes. There should be a precise approach to be taken, as defined in the DR plan, which also enables the POC or dedicated personnel to:

  • Mine and obtain the data needed to start the response and regain control

  • Save critical time during an emergency

  • Resume regular business and recover vital records

  • Communicate effectively with employees, suppliers, customers, and other stakeholders

  • Organize the staff and assign roles to solve the problem efficiently and effectively

Given these, the importance of a BC/DR policy increases as the threats of a cyber-attack multiply and the tolerance for downtime diminishes. An effective BC/DR plan enables an enterprise to successfully resume system operations, and this is where we come into play. For a multilayered and comprehensive coverage, Axcient Replibit is the ultimate solution that offers you the following benefits:

Axcient Replibit is an image-based backup and disaster recovery service that captures snapshots of a server every few minutes, including its data, operating system, applications, and configurations and replicates those images to the Axcient Cloud. Businesses that deploy Replibit have local BDR appliance and cloud recovery options in the event of a server failure or site-wide disaster, using the Axcient Cloud.

  • Proprietary image-based backup software

  • Chain-free backups with no dependent backup chains

  • 15-minute RPO

  • Near-Instant recovery through local BDR appliance virtualization

  • Flexible offsite options including Axcient Cloud, private cloud, or both

  • Flexible local BDR deployment options including local BDR appliances or the option to “Bring Your Own” (any Ubuntu certified server)

  • Automated daily virtual boot and screenshot verification

  • Automated centralized customer reporting

  • Protected system monitoring and alerting including through ConnectWise

  • WAN optimization

What’s in a BC/DR Policy?

 

MSPs, IT managers, and CIOs understand that, should calamities strike, the bulk of the responsibilities and accountability rest on their shoulders. They must create an executable, clear-cut BC/DR plan, have the appropriate bandwidth and resources ready to implement it, and continuously refine it. Organizations count on their strategies to succeed, and for them to have contingency plans set in place. But all these take a lot of time, effort, and money – and committing less than what’s expected can be fatal.

For this reason, organizations turn to third-party sources to create and implement a business continuity and disaster recovery policy on their behalf. BC/DR policies are not created equal, because they are made to meet the unique needs, capabilities, and challenges of every organization.

To develop a suitable BC/DR, you must identify the following:

    • Scope of the plan

    • Critical personnel

    • Key business areas

    • Dependencies between various business areas and functions

    • The acceptable downtime for each critical function

    • Ways to maintain operations

HYBRID FILE SERVER

Axcient Anchor allows you to synchronize or completely migrate your file server to the cloud. Changes that occur are always synced to the Axcient Cloud providing true “always-on” productivity with files.

Moving your documents to the cloud empowers teams to security collaborate on important content and projects without the complexity and risk of open access to a local file server. Eliminate FTP and SSH access by providing two-factor authentication to access your Axcient Anchor shares.

Axcient Anchor has multiple options for accessing, editing and sharing documents with internal employees and external third parties. You can control the files and folders that are shared, how they’re shared, with who, and how they can use the shared content. Now employees can benefit from secure collaboration anywhere and anytime without the hassle of VPNs.

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