Disaster Recovery Planning

Disaster Recovery Planning has always been a necessary but unglamorous activity. In simpler times, DR planning mainly consisted of finding somewhere fairly local with enough desks and telephones to seat employees in order to ensure a business could carry on working after a major loss. These days, with increasingly sophisticated technology being employed in the workplace, and with the heightened threat of both terrorist activity and natural disasters (floods, tsunami, earthquakes…), DR planning has needed to become more sophisticated too.

When you think about it, your critical data is a most precious and fragile asset. Buildings and equipment can be replaced, but once data is lost it is gone forever; it is a sobering thought, but records show that 60% of businesses close within 6 months of a total data loss. Keeping the latest version of critical data safe, and making it quickly and easily available after a disaster is key to rapid disaster recovery, and CNS have the expertise to help clients to produce comprehensive and practical plans for recovery after a disaster.

We have made significant investments in the area of critical data protection, and can offer several methods including secure offsite storage for copies on disk, and offsite system replication of critical data (see Secure Onsite and Offsite Backup).

We also offer:

  • Priority Engineer time
  • Guaranteed response time
  • Business Class warranties from manufacturers

We will work with you to determine exactly what your IT needs are in areas such as networks, functionality, applications and user activities. We will establish what your business really needs in order to function, before any unexpected events have occurred, and then ensure there are plans in place to cope if disaster strikes.

If you’d like to talk to us about our Disaster Recovery Planning, get in touch.