Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BC&DR) play a critical role in todays business scenario as enterprises become increasingly technology-heavy. There are innumerable applications, systems and services operating in an enterprise most often using different technologies and platforms. Accordingly, there are different technologies available to ensure business continuity and disaster recovery such as virtualization, replication, failover/failback and shared storage. Failover of a service or system is measured in seconds in case of Business continuity and in hours or days when it comes to disaster recovery.
BC&DR Planning is quite complex, as most often, there is no immediate ROI on the same. Further, a BC&DR plan involves discipline and ongoing management. It’s not a one-time event. BC&DR planning should be factored in the day-to-day processes and tasks of the IT division at the enterprise.
Understanding the critical yet complex nature of BC&DR Planning, Datatech has been consulting clients in understanding the impact of disaster on the business. We then arrive at the right RTO (recovery time objective) and RPO (recovery point objective). Once the RTO and RPO are clearly established, we decide the right approach towards disaster recovery and recommend the right solution and methodology for the same.