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Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity

A Disaster recovery Plan and Business Continuity is crucial to businesses success. It can no longer remain the concern of the IT department! How do you determine recovery requirements of your business to protect against a disaster? How do you identify the location of your disaster recovery and business continuity site? How do you justify the cost? How do you put together a comprehensive continuity program? Where do you start?

IT Disaster Recovery Plan

If your business uses technology too quickly and effectively process information, then you need a Disaster recovery Plan. If your employees use electronic mail and Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) telephone systems to communicate. The electronic data interchange (EDI) is used to transmit data including orders and payments from one company to another. Your servers process information and store large amounts of data. Lastly if your desktop computers, laptops and wireless devices are used by employees to create process manage and communicate information. Than you MUST have a DR Plan!!

Developing an IT Disaster Recovery Plan

Businesses should develop an IT disaster recovery and business continuity plan together.

  1. Start by compiling an inventory of hardware (e.g. servers, desktops, laptops and wireless devices), software applications and data.
  2. Identify critical software applications and data and the hardware required to run them. Using standardized hardware will help to replicate and reimage new hardware. Ensure that copies of program software are available to enable re-installation on replacement equipment.
  3. Document the IT disaster recovery plan as part of the business continuity plan. Test the plan periodically to make sure that it works.
  4. The plan should include a strategy to ensure that all critical information is backed up. Priorities and recovery time objectives for information technology should be developed during the business impact analysis.
  5. The IT recovery strategies should be developed to restore hardware, applications and data in time to meet the needs of the business recovery time.

How to Identify your colocation center for your disaster recovery plan for your business?

It’s always beneficial to plan for the worst case scenario. System failures and severe weather events usually come without notice and could bring your business to a grinding halt.

While your business may be able to withstand a few hours of downtime, what would happen if the outage lasts a few days… or a few weeks?

Fiberpipe is located in one of the Top 5 Safest zones in the USA. Idaho is also in the Top 3 Lowest Electricity Cost in the nation, utilizing Idaho Powers green hydroelectricity. Supported by our secure, fully redundant data centers, directly connected to our multihomed BGP pool, our solutions enable your systems and your data to quickly recover from all types of service disruptions. Fiberpipe also offers a “Plug-In” ready Business Continuity office space. Your move-in ready work space is just as important as our state of the art facility for your employees.

A DIRECT CONNECTION TO YOUR INFRASTRUCTURE

Fiberpipe BIZCON space allows you to offer a secure and stable work environment for your employees in the event of a disaster. Our business continuity space is directly connected to our BOI 1 and BOI 2 data centers. It features a resilient infrastructure with independent power and cooling, redundant network connectivity and dedicated access to all Fiberpipe Data Centers, allowing you to directly connect to your colocation, cloud or managed service environment, or to any other service. The office space comes fully furnished, WiFi and VoIP enabled, and configurable to meet your exact needs. Access to our conference room, meeting space and breakroom.

Resources for Information Technology Disaster Recovery Planning

Tape Backup Services

Our Backup Services offer different levels of availability to suit your needs, from fast on-site backup to disk, backup to cloud and backup to tape for long term, cost-effective storage of your company’s most valuable asset—Your Data.

  • Key Features

  • Storage and Archiving
    Your mission critical data is archived per your requirements, stored either on-site, with one our cloud providers, or, in the case of tape archives, off-site in  secure, climate controlled storage facility, providing a complete copy and ensuring data recovery from unplanned downtime.

    Monitoring
    We manage all Backup procedures and the performance of our on-site storage systems, which are monitored 24×7 to ensure performance and reliability.

    Restoration Services
    Available for both on-site and off-site stored data, our restoration services can be requested at any time, day or night.

    Installation and Configuration
    A Backup specialist will be assigned to coordinate your Backup schedule and to handle any configuration and installation issues.

  • Advantages

  • Flexible
    Choose from a range of Backup services, depending upon your needs.

    Secure
    Backup tapes are transferred to a secure off-site facility for ultimate protection.

    Cost-Effective
    Backup significantly reduces the expense of unplanned down time due to data loss or corruption.

    Peace of Mind
    Put your time and energy into building your business, not re-building your data.