It can happen! Your application may suddenly develop a critical bug – they don’t call them showstoppers for nothing – and at the worst time possible! Power failures can always happen. You might even be the victim of a serious cyberattack! Who knows, even something worse – like an internal employee attack.
Not to mention the possibility – since it will eventually happen – of an unpredictable natural disaster. Earthquakes, storms… Hurricane Ophelia. Are you prepared to go on working even in the case of a repeat of the 1953 storm surge?
Let us be frank and direct: you’re not – unless you have a Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) and a Business Continuity Plan (BCP). These are detailed, step-by-step guidebooks which not only take into account
each and every potential disrupter to your business, but also spell out who should do what in detailed and comprehensive manner.
They usually incorporate three types of measures: preventive, detective and corrective. The first are interested in doing everything to prevent a disaster; the second are concerned with detecting a failure before it turns into a disaster (hacking, viruses, malwares…); finally, the corrective measures aim to restore the systems affected after a major incident (MI).
Of course, restoring has to be thought through as well. Defining recovery time objectives (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO) for each process is a must. How, else, would you know if you can afford to lose 16 hours of data?
We are specialized in DRP and business continuity planning and we can help you keep on doing business as usual in the case of any man-made or natural disaster.
Yes – that includes even impact events, such as an asteroid hitting the Earth. Though, let’s face it, you’ll have to worry about more important things if such thing ever happens.