IT Disaster Recovery

Life is unpredictable, but IT disaster recovery does not have to be.

IT Disaster Recovery for Business Continuity

There is nothing more agonizing than the moment you realize a disaster has brought your entire operation to a screeching halt – every employee and customer held in the balance, management looking at for answers and the scramble to restore systems and get back online. 

Even with the best security and most efficient IT, unforeseen events are happening, that’s why you need a disaster recovery plan and recovery team that includes IT incident response. Everyone on this team–whether in-house or an outside partner – has a job to do.

The Importance of Business Continuity

Any downtime hurts your company. The latest Aberdeen research shows the average cost of downtime is now $260,000 per hour, up 60% since Gartner’s 2014 study.

The gold standard in disaster recovery is IT business continuity. That means having a system in place to keep operations running in the face of disaster while IT incident response restores normal operations with little or no downtime. This could be disasters such as: 

  • Employees not able to physically get into in the office 
  • Servers and networks cannot be accessed 
  • A ransomware attack or some form of cyber threat where servers and data are being encrypted, preventing their use.

Are you prepared for an IT Disaster?

Take our quiz to find out how prepared you are for an IT disaster that may impact servers, infrastructure, networks, data, and more.

At the end of the quiz, we will give you some basic information that can help you better prepare.

Putting a Disaster Recovery Plan into Action

The best way to recover from an IT disaster is to develop and test a plan BEFORE something happens. Working with many organizations in various industries and sizes, TenisiTech has developed some proven strategies to include in disaster recovery plans that we know will get you back to normal quicker.

Let us help you create a plan that fits your IT environment. We ask critical questions to make sure you are covered:

1. Can you leverage cloud technology to gain resiliency?

Moving systems and applications out of the office reduces the impact of a disaster. Let’s create resiliency and less dependency on a physical office.  

2. Do you currently have a backup strategy?

This includes Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTO). And more importantly, are you testing periodically to make sure it works? Can people get to the systems and data they need?

3. Are core applications configured with appropriate redundancy options?

Simply put, are you backing up more than one copy and in multiple places? All of this happens automatically and synchronously. So everyone’s always working with the same up-to-date information. Win!

4. Is there an IT incident response plan in place?

How should IT respond and communicate as your disaster recovery partner based upon the severity of the incident?