The term Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery is bantered about in the industry as if it referred to only one thing. While Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery are closely related, there are two distinct processes. Disaster Recovery (DR) is the process by which you resume IT operations after a disaster or disruptive event. DR is purely an IT recovery affair. Business Continuity (BC) planning involves keeping all key aspects of a business functioning after a disruption. Corporate concerns such as staffing, supply chain, and communication, are important elements to consider in a good BC plan. Most companies complete an extensive Business Impact Analysis (BIA) study before creating or modifying their BC and/or DR plans.
In a recent technical whitepaper from Veritas entitled “Bare Metal and Dissimilar Hardware Recovery“, they stated: “Unfortunately, servers fail. It is not a matter of if a server will fail; it’s a matter of when. Without adequate planning and preparation, server downtime can cause financial damage to organizations as the ability to generate revenue is lost, and the company’s ability to meet regulatory compliance requirements is affected. Planning for operational continuity and recovery from outages is rapidly becoming an urgent priority for all types of businesses today.” Unfortunately, most BC/DR planning is missing a significant element.
What Businesses Are Missing
What would you do if the current media set you count on for data recovery becomes unavailable? Often IT organizations are under the false impression that their RAID configurations will always protect them when it comes to recovering data. We have had numerous corporate customers lose two drives in a RAID 5 and even three drives in their RAID 6 configuration. Most companies never consider this until it happens to them.
BC/DR plans can fail for any number of reasons such as: tape corruption, hard disk failure, improper backups, and human error. Many IT administrators fall back on their computer or storage manufacturers believing they are the most qualified to retrieve data from their own devices. However, manufacturers’ tech support agents focus on getting the hardware running as quickly as possible and in most instances will assume a company has an available backup for business critical data. While the vendor might know their hardware well, they are generally not experts in data corruption and specialized data recovery methods.
ACE RAID Recovery’s Corporate Business Continuity Program
ACE RAID Recovery offers a simple, efficient and low-maintenance program that provides corporations with priority access to services and business tools that will facilitate fast and effective media recovery solutions. The program is offered free of charge, with no required contracts or minimum quotas. Manage your company’s data recovery needs effortlessly and fill the gap in your business continuity plan.
The highlights of the plan include:
- Having a trusted partner in place should recovery issues arise
- Improved business continuity processes and procedures
- Reduce costly downtime associated with media failures
- No upfront costs to be in the program
- Free phone consultations with our recovery experts
- No cost standard diagnostic regardless of the number of drives
- Work with the recognized authority in media recovery
- Confidentiality and security of your data is guaranteed
- Pre and post sale access to data recovery engineers
- Pre-negotiated corporate discounts
Most companies think “That could never happen to me.” But do you really want to take that chance with your business critical data? Contact ACE RAID Recovery and become part of the Corporate Business Continuity Program. You may never need it. Or you could need it tomorrow. Either way you should plug that hole in your BC/DR plan with the best data recovery company in the industry. We will retrieve your valuable data and exceed all of your expectations.