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.
Acronis can have a full then incremental backup of the servers from anywhere into our data center. In case of disaster, when it is called by the service owner, the backups can be recovered fully into a Cloud Server or a Virtual Machines. They will be booted once the disaster is called. Administrators just need to have set a secondary IP in their DNS server. This is the most cost effective, yet the recovery can take up to 4 hours depending on the size of the servers. Expect some loss of data depending on the backup frequency.
Cloud Acropolis provides all necessary resources for a proper, secure and robust disaster recovery solution for a very reasonable price. The process is fairly simple. Through Acronis, all servers are backed up fully and incrementally. Regardless of where the servers are, this can be done. The backup frequency can be as low as every 5 minutes till once a week. The norm indicates at least once a day, but as we in Cloud Acropolis hate data loss, we recommend every 5 minutes. These backups will be seen as server images that we could recover at any given time
Once a disaster is called by the business owner, the images will be used to turn on the servers that are pre booked. It will take an average of 30 min to 4 hours (depending on the size of the storage for each server) for the services to come live. The client’s IT administrator then need to adjust its network for its users to connect to the new servers in Cloud Acropolis
Please refer to be low backup prices to know your exact costs of monthly backups.Backup As a Service
Please refer to the below to know to configure your servers and to know how much you would need to leave credit with Cloud Acropolis, to turn them on for a month.Cloud Servers
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.