Designing a Back-Up and Recovery Procedure

A back-up and recovery procedure reduces the time taken to recover lost data. Servers, storage area networks (SANs) and network-attached storage (NAS) topologies, are just a few storage methods that make a successful backup and restore management a tough task for even the most experienced specialists.
Read on for a step-by-step breakdown on creating the perfect […]

By |July 7th, 2020|Advice|0 Comments

How to design your backup and recovery procedure

Having a backup and recovery procedure can help to minimise the effects of unplanned downtime and maximise data availability and recoverability. And, with a myriad of storage methods available such as servers, disk and tape storage subsystems, storage area networks (SANs) and network-attached storage (NAS) topologies, successful backup and restore management can be a daunting […]

By |April 20th, 2020|Advice|0 Comments

How often should a business continuity plan be updated? And other key questions

Maintaining your business continuity plan (BCP) can be challenging, but it needs to be done. How often should a business continuity plan be updated? Well, each BC plan is different. Most require a review once a year, others require a review each time a product or the environment it’s in changes. Each organisation must decide […]

By |March 17th, 2020|Advice|0 Comments

Cloud Backup vs Tape Backup

A common misconception of utilising the cloud for your backup is that it is more expensive, but this is no longer the case. As technology matures, and the market becomes more competitive, both the initial and ongoing costs have reduced significantly to make cloud backup a genuine alternative to legacy solutions, such as tape.

With the […]

By |March 5th, 2020|Advice|0 Comments

Business Continuity Readiness: Risk Awareness Levels

Our Business Continuity Planning Consultant recently brought our attention to the Cooper Colour Code, for companies to gauge their Risk Awareness levels when identifying and building their Business Continuity (BC) frameworks.

The Cooper Colour Code consists of 4 conditions; white, yellow, orange and red.

 

Condition White

In condition white, you are relaxed and unaware of what is […]

By |February 27th, 2020|Advice|0 Comments

Achieving Better Backup and Replication with Veeam and DRaaS

Without a reliable backup and replication solution, if confronted with a disaster, whether that be human error or a natural disaster organisations are at risk of downtime, data loss and lack of productivity. It is therefore crucial, to have a solution in place for critical data and applications to ensure that they are secure, safe […]

By |February 11th, 2020|Advice|0 Comments

Difference between BCP and DR

The definition of BCP and DR have been changing over a period of time.

Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and Disaster Recovery (DR) are often used in a single sentence so often that people often begin to forget that there is a difference between the two.

In the simplest form, BCP refers to plans about how a business […]

By |July 16th, 2018|Advice|0 Comments

The perils of Risk Registers and Business Continuity Planning

I have been talking about risk registers a lot this week. One of the first things I push whenever a risk register is mentioned is that they are good BUT I find myself echoing an old Enterprise Architect colleague whose catchphrase was “that’s a good question but a more interesting question might be…”
A Risk Register […]

By |May 24th, 2018|Advice|0 Comments

Why Cloud Backup isn’t Business Continuity.

One of the most common reasons I see for unacceptable recovery times is a reliance on cloud based backup. Pushing data off site every night is easy, especially in modern paradigms where we only have to send out the changed bits rather than a full copy of the local data. The problem with cloud backup […]

By |May 10th, 2018|Advice, Posts|0 Comments

What is the purpose of Business Continuity?

To correctly answer this, we must first understand exactly what Business Continuity is. According to the Business Continuity Institute, it is “Having a plan to deal with difficult situations, so your organization can continue to function with as little disruption as possible”. The next question is why do we need it? The answer is simple, […]

By |May 3rd, 2018|Advice|0 Comments