Disaster Recovery

    What Would Happen to Your Business if Your Premises and Servers Were Hit by Fire, Theft, Flood or Other Disaster Scenarios?
    “You give me a friendly human voice at the end of the phone which is really important in these times of anonymous, unfriendly call centres. When one of our computers was hit with a problem recently, the fault was quickly diagnosed over the phone and an engineer despatched to our offices to fix the problem in no time at all – A fast and friendly service that gives me comfort in knowing we’ve got our IT covered.”
    Mike Edwards, Swallow Security

    Our RecoverIT disaster planning and recovery service will protect your business and allow you to keep working if disaster strikes, even if you can’t work from your premises.

    Nobody likes to think about the prospect of a major disaster and anyway, it’s always what happens to someone else isn’t it? The reality is of course, that it could very easily happen to you. Disaster can strike in any number of forms; fire, flood or theft being amongst the more obvious but also includes server loss through virus attacks, malware, disk failure, hacker attacks and even aggrieved staff. And whilst you are most likely running a backup of your important data, how quickly could you get a system back operational with key user access to that data? How long could you afford to be out of action? To give you an idea, here’s a couple of statistics for you:

    “On average, by the 6th day of a major data loss, companies experience a 25% loss in daily revenue. By day 25 it is 40%.”

    • “43% of companies that experience a severe data loss disaster, and that have no recovery plan in place, never re-open.”

    You should also be aware that you have obligations to protect the data on your network. This is an excerpt from the Data Protection Act, 1998 –

    “You must safeguard your own or anyone else´s data, by appropriate precautions against loss, corruption or unauthorised disclosure”

    We take the worry away; Astec provide a solution that will take complete ‘snapshots’ of your server or servers. In the event of a disaster situation, we can get you back up and running in the minimum of time. We are able to deliver a number of options depending on your circumstances and requirements including the provision of a replacement server or replication of your server into the cloud. In conjunction with our specialist software, we can very quickly reproduce your server environment onto the new platform and put you back into an operational state.

    Putting these contingencies into a formal plan, not only provides you with peace of mind but can often have financial benefits too. With many insurance companies very aware of the business impact of such disasters, business insurance premiums are often discounted if such plans are in place.

    And if you take our PromisePlus Total Care managed services agreement, we provide you with this service as standard.

    To find out more, give us a call on 01424 460721 and we can arrange a time to come and see you for an initial discussion.