Hope is not a strategy! Disaster can strike any business, anywhere, and the vast majority of businesses are not prepared to recover. Most people think of disasters in terms of hurricanes, tsunamis, failing power grids, etc. . Yet the majority of data center disasters are not from natural causes. The more likely scenario is a lot less dramatic, but no less damaging . The vast majority of data loss is caused by computer hardware failure, software corruption, and human error. Even hacking, viruses and malicious harm are relatively rare compared to these very prosaic – and predictable – causes.
According to a recent Hughes survey, 80 percent of businesses suffering a major disaster go out of business in three years, while 40 percent of businesses that experience a critical IT failure go out of business within one year.
It is true that every IT DR plan is different, based on the needs of the organization. Nevertheless, each IT DR plan falls along a spectrum defined primarily by three variables:
1. Downtime Costs
2. Recovery Point
3. Recovery Time
4. Recovery Costs
It’s All in the Planning
Power Consulting identifies the greatest threats to the recovery of your systems, and develops plans to mitigate that risk, ensuring recovery when it is needed. A comprehensive recovery plan can provide the additional benefits of insurance discounts, tiger operations and – not least — peace of mind.
Our DR solutions leverage the Power Cloud Data Center, located in a secure SSAE 16 compliant facility outside of New York City, 24/7 secure secure access, fully redundant power and network, and still accessible by car in case physically retrieving the data is necessary.