Business Continuity

Reducing risk: how do you increase business resilience? Do you relocate your people to maintain key operations? http://www.news.com.au/national/siege-at-sydneys-lindt-cafe-martin-place-long-identified-as-a-terrorist-target/story-fncynjr2-1227156341960

The recent siege at Martin place, in Sydney’s CBD caused several surrounding businesses to close operations during the siege. They had no option, they evacuated offices as directed by authorities. Some businesses plan to relocate key staff to a safe place far enough away to maintain operations. It really depends on the business, criticality of job function requirements, impact and length of disruption.

Others identified the risk and had a plan, to plan, this is not a plan. A business continuity plan can enable your business to be prepared in a state of readiness, where needed key business operations can continue during a disruption.

Plans may include relocating key staff to alternate sites, closing business operations or the provision to enable remote workers via an alternate location. Having a plan in place, enables you to identify and react in a state of readiness during a disruptive/disastrous event, to protect business revenue streams.

Testing these plans can provide comfort and reduce risk during a disruptive event, where not having a plan can be disastrous.

  • Can your business operations recover after an outage?
  • Do you know what your maximum acceptable outage is?
  • Can put a dollar value against possible loss of revenue, should your business occur a disruption?
  • Do you know what your recovery objectives are, so you can restore operations?

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It is estimated that the average medium business impact is $84,000 loss revenue per hour!

  • Will a disruption occur and how do I plan for this?
  • What will be the impact to my business revenue and reputation during a business outage?

Business Continuity 

Businesses need to be prepared for an emergency, as disruptions small or significant can impact their capabilities to provide crucial businesses services and access critical data. Responding in a panic however in a planned approach, a business could respond in an effective manner, begin to provide access to critical systems and in-time restore non-critical systems to meet planned recovery objectives.

Why do we test our plans? To protect the bottom line, so we can restore operations in a timely manner. 

building flood no access Can you answer these questions?

  • what are my critical systems, can I recover these in a timely fashion?
  • where do my people go?
  • how can I keep my people focused on the recovery of operations?

The Sound of Silence 

  • I don’t have time but I need a plan
  • I need help but don’t know who to talk too

Case Study [read here] http://www.enterprisedata.com.au/files/Case_Study_The_Sound_of_Silence.pdf

  • When was your last review of the business and your infrastructure?
  • Do you have the right systems and processes in place for a rapid recovery?
  • Can you meet your recovery time objectives for high risk instances?
  • Do you do have routine backups?
  • Are you still backing up critical data to tape and can you recover data on time?
  • Need a better way to manage your backups?
  • Need a place to relocate your people to recover your operations for business continuity?
  • Need a place to store your recovery infrastructure at an alternate location offsite or via the cloud that is cost-effective and robust?
  • What would happen if your telephones go down?

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Backup and Recovery

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“Trade-up” your Backup, don’t miss a backup window.  Take advantage of a Trade-Up Promotional offer, register your interest below, available for a limited time only!

  • Are you frustrated with slower recovery times?
  • Are you struggling with higher costs?

Do you have a virtual environment? get the protection you need with a switch to Veeam! Request a free trial or to take advantage of the Trade-up promotion for a limited time, register below.

Gain the benefits of a fully-featured storage array without dedicated external storage. Turn any Microsoft or VMware virtualized server’s internal and/or external storage into virtual shared storage.

HP StoreVirtual VSA, based on the LeftHand operating system, is a flexible shared storage solution that scales as needed.

Enhanced—HP StoreVirtual VSA

  • StoreVirtual VSA is an agile, scalable shared storage solution
  • It can help reduce storage costs by up to 80%
  • Agile — Create an instant Converged Infrastructure with data mobility
  • Efficient — Reduce data center and remote office costs
  • Scalable—Grow on demand to meet new virtualization challenges
  • Highly Available—Support data high availability across multiple location
  • Flexible new product offerings range from 4-to-50 TB capacity
  • Rapid installation – Once downloaded, installation and configuration is simple and can be done through HP StoreOnce Enterprise Manager or a vSphere client
  • Register below to receive a consultation, storage assessment and trial details for free

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Disaster Recovery & Business Resilience

Backup of critical data, is important to any business, big or small, as any loss or downtime of systems can significantly impact a business’s capability to continue to transact business.

  • When was your last review of the business and your infrastructure?
  • Do you have the right systems and processes in place for a rapid recovery?
  • Can you meet your recovery time objectives for high risk instances?
  • Do you do have routine backups?

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Business Continuity in 2014 http://www.continuitycentral.com/feature1135.html

Disaster Recovery & Business Resilience

Reviewing risks, thinking about uptime, resilience for your infrastructure and your people is important. Read more @ https://kburnett.net/disaster-recovery-and-business-resilience/