Presentation Disaster Recovery and Remote Working: Jason Vaughan-Phillips, Cloud Data


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Remote working and disaster recovery
Tools and tips to help you cope with the unexpected.

Sussex Innovation Centre - Seminar Room - Tuesday 23rd of February, 10.00 - 11.30am.

In response to the recent snow disruption, the Sussex Innovation Centre are hosting an event to address disaster recovery and business continuity. We have three industry specialists speaking on the following subjects;

How to plan for and deal with immediate crisis management.
Working through the storm - The cost to business when chaos occurs.
Insurances to suport sudden emergencies.
Open Q & A to the panel (facilitated by Melanie Farmer)

Proudly sponsored by Cloud Data

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Presentation Disaster Recovery and Remote Working: Jason Vaughan-Phillips, Cloud Data

  1. 1. Cloud Data Keeping your business IT Systems going Karl Robinson – Sales Director
  2. 2. Disaster recovery is the process, policies and procedures related to preparing for recovery or continuation of technology infrastructure critical to an organization after a natural or human-induced disaster. (source Wikipedia)
  3. 3. Classification of Disasters • Disaster can be classified in two broad categories. 1) Natural disasters- Preventing a natural disaster is very difficult, but it is possible to take precautions to avoid losses. These disasters include flood, fire, earthquake, hurricane, etc 2) Man made disasters- These disasters are major reasons for failure. Human error and intervention may be intentional or unintentional which can cause massive failures such as loss of communication and utility. These disasters include accidents, walkouts, sabotage, burglary, virus, intrusion, etc.
  4. 4. Business Interruption? Business Interruption Statistics Q4 2009 •
  5. 5. Business Interruption? • Other – H5N1 Outbreak – Hacking – Earthquake – Civil Disturbance – Explosion – Burst Water Main – Industrial Action – Public Transport Disruption •
  6. 6. Business Interruption? • What is the cost of IT Systems downtime to your business? • What is the cost of lost data to your business? – Lost opportunity – Lost revenue – Lost customers – Lost billing data – Regulatory non compliance • 2/3 of SMEs that suffer major data loss go out of business within one year (Source Gartner) •
  7. 7. Business Interruption? • What steps can be taken to combat IT Systems downtime? • Internal: – UPS – RAID – Backup – Clustering – Change Control Processes – Data Replication • External: – Outsourced Hosting – Offsite Data Backup – Server Disaster Recovery •
  8. 8. Business Interruption? • Key considerations for IT systems protection: RTO = Recovery time objective – the time take to get up and running after a failure RPO = Recovery Point Objective – The point in time to which systems can be restored, eg X hours after a failure. • Difference between failure time and RPO = amount of data lost • Generally, the shorter the RTO/RPO, the more expensive the protection!
  9. 9. Data Backup? • Are you currently backing up your data? • What backup methodology/systems do you currently use? Are you able to back up all of the data you need to? • How confident are you in your ability to restore files? • How long would it take you to recover a file? • How long would it take you to recover a server? •
  10. 10. Server Recovery • Does your business currently have a disaster recovery plan for your IT systems? • What impact does server failure have on your business? • How long does it take you to recover from a server failure? How quickly can you have your business up and running in another location? • Are you able to test your DR plan? • How frequently do you test your DR plan? •
  11. 11. Summary • All companies must have a DR plan. • Every Company is Unique • Consider Control Measures & Solutions to: – Backup your data securely offsite – Get your entire server infrastructure back online in minutes after a failure • Contact us to discuss in greater detail
  12. 12. Control measures in recovery plan • Preventive measures - These controls are aimed at preventing an event from occurring. • Detective measures - These controls are aimed at detecting or discovering unwanted events. • Corrective measures - These controls are aimed at correcting or restoring the system after disaster or event.