[Column] Pete Frielinghaus: The need for disaster recovery in Kenya
Businesses require continuous availability with the increasing dependency on online applications and Internet usage to support critical business operations and systems.
Regardless of how well you build redundancies in your IT network infrastructure, you still require a disaster recovery plan to ensure that a system failure does not bring the entire business to its knees.
It’s not only about data restoration, you also need a fully operational environment in the meantime. In others words, you need disaster recovery.
Make sure you choose a disaster recovery solution that will work for the needs of your environment. Ensure the solution that you use easily restores files according to your environment.
Also, plan your back-up strategy around your current or future disaster recovery strategy. Good backups are the foundation for any disaster recovery plan. When implementing the back-up solution, test the restore capability so you don’t run into any surprises later when trying to restore critical data.
Support business requirements, no matter what happens
Your company can never be sure when a disaster might occur. If one does happen, how much downtime is acceptable? In today’s busy business lifestyle – not much. With a disaster recovery system in place, you can be up and running again in (almost) no time, with minimal disruption to your operations. All you have to do is log in to the management portal and initiate a failover to the disaster recovery site.
Our Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) has a recovery time objective of just eight minutes. For your employees, it will be business as usual because they won’t have to wait hours for systems to become available again or spend days trying to recover or redo work.
No more sleepless nights
To achieve a fast and efficient replication of critical applications and data in your virtual environment, we duplicate the data and send it to our secure disaster recovery (secondary) site. We give you the control to maintain a healthy environment for your data.
Reports on the state of your replicated virtual machines and replication performance statistics are available from the management portal. You will always have an accurate view of your disaster recovery environment to help bolster your disaster recovery plan.
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