Disasters are always painful. Yet they are inevitable. Is anyone protected against them?
These are difficult statements and questions, yet there are many ways to cater IT related services so there would be no or minimal impact during disaster. We can refer to ISO 27001 and ISO 20000 to ensure the IT will have the necessary plans to recover from it or to mitigate the risks.
First and foremost, one has to define what is called “Disaster” for companies. Usually when more than 40% of the business is affected, the managing director would call it Disaster. It might not be even related to ICT, but the above is a general statement. There is always a discussion about the true figure, and it varies between 30% to 80%. Below that level, it would be called incident or problem.
Let’s now focus on disasters where ICT has a role. Business has been relying on an ERP or Web shop and they are not available during the business hours. Or services such as Taxi Management and ordering systems would go down for a while.
Having a reinforced and tested recovery plan, is thus very important for any business owner. It is compared to an insurance that one buys at the beginning of the year, or the 2nd engine of the airplane that works yet may not be necessary.
Cloud Acropolis offers proper, secure and robust infrastructure in its Cloud setup. Our clients have been benefiting from it since inception. Many our customers have setup up High Availability for their service in between their in-house data center (or even overseas cloud provider) and Cloud Acropolis
In this case, we would need the OS and DB server to be mirrored at all time. This means robustness in both infrastructure and connectivity. Some of users are serviced by the in-house setup, and some others are using Cloud Acropolis setup. It is good to mention that Cloud Acropolis setup is a Virtual Data Center (VDC) fully configured and maybe managed by Cloud Acropolis, with a 50% extra capacity. This capacity will serve as the needed resources in case of disaster
Basically users will be using both in-house and Cloud Acropolis. In case of unavailability from either site, the other would pick up the load.
Please refer to below to configure and pay for your servers.Cloud Servers
Please refer to below to configure and pay for your Managed Network Services to setup your VDC.Managed Network Security
Please feel free to contact us to help you with the architecture of such setup. Please see us as your Cloud IT Architect and partner.