Disaster Recovery Planning: Questions to Consider

Every organization needs a thorough and up-to-date disaster recovery plan to ensure their critical workloads, applications, and data are protected should a disaster occur. It is no secret that organizations are exposed to various risks and associated consequences to their business should their primary hosting environment fail, including lost revenue, data, and productivity.

However, creating and implementing a successful disaster recovery plan can be challenging – especially if you don’t already have the expertise in house. Luckily, there are a number of managed hosting providers that offer sophisticated Disaster Recovery solutions, including CentriLogic. We’ve introduced an enhanced Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) solution to help organizations protect their business and implement a thorough Disaster Recovery plan. Our DRaaS solution enables clients to continuously replicate their hosting infrastructure to a failover environment, either across CentriLogic data centers and/or to specific client sites. Before engaging with a third-party provider, there are several questions organizations need to consider, including:

  • What would happen to your business if your most important equipment went down tomorrow?
  • How much data can your business afford to lose?
  • How would you recover from a critical system or data failure today?
  • How quickly do you need to recover from a disaster situation?
  • How much money does your business lose while critical equipment is down?

The answers to these questions will vary from business to business, but the underlying message should be clear and consistent – if a disaster event occurs, the success and survival of your business depends on the existence and execution of a reliable disaster recovery plan.

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Even if you do not know the answers to these questions, CentriLogic is here to help. We can assist with DR planning and help determine how much downtime your organization can afford. If you have any questions about our Disaster Recovery solutions, or would like to speak to a DR expert, please contact us.