SharePoint Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity
Identifying Your Business Continuity Needs
A Business Continuity Plan (BCP) identifies your company strategy for continuing operations after a major incident. Acting as a backup plan, it will typically identify your business's Recovery Point Objective (RPO)the maximum period of time your company's IT can be without data that is lost after a major incident and Recovery Time Objective (RTO) the maximum period of time it takes for your company to recover the services necessary to resume business. Both of these time intervals are assessed by your company's BCP to identify how long your company can run after the major incident without incurring significant risks and losses.
Once your BCP identifies how critical your data is, the next step is finding a way to recover that data. This is necessary to combat everything from outages to any form of human error or natural disaster. Disaster Recovery is your failsafe, your 'Plan B'. And there should always be a Plan B. It provides recovery options for your data should something happen to the servers hosting your data. Without a proper DR in place at your company, there are no second chances.
A backup system that runs simultaneously with the primary system. Data is typically replicated in real time and both systems host identical data.
A backup system is available and is a close mimic of the primary system. Data is replicated more often than a cold standby, but again at the discretion of the client. There can be times when both servers don't contain the same data.
A backup system is available if the primary system fails. This is usually used for non critical information and scheduled backups would be customized by the client.
Not having a Disaster Recovery plan can be catastrophic for your company. 80% of companies that experience a significant data loss are out of business within one month.
Consider these statistics
Gartner reports that less than 25% of enterprises have invested in comprehensive Business Continuity Planning. For any of these enterprises, a four-hour to 24-hour outage could cause irreparable damage to the company (via Gartner). In 2010, The National Archives and Records Administration reported that 93% of enterprises with data centers that remained down for 10 days or more due to a major incident filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster (via eweek.com).
Now consider these statistics from a Cloud-centered Disaster Recovery plan: The average length of downtime per major incident for cloud users was four times shorter than non-cloud users. Similarly, cloud users experienced fewer downtimes than non-cloud users (via Smart Data Collective).
Disaster Recovery for SharePoint
Fpweb.net's SharePoint Cloud offers Disaster Recovery options for any business need, and item-level or daily backup solutions are available for a reasonable monthly-fee.
DR demands a custom solution for everyone. With custom servers and scenarios, you never know what it's going to look like until it's finished. Fpweb.net is ready to support any recovery or backup needs that you have, so the question is 'What do you want us to do?'
Fpweb.net is capable of meeting whatever needs you require.
Rather than overprice an environment, let's examine your business' needs and develop a solution that matches up.
Fpweb.net's DR services can be summarized here:
- Low cost & Performance
- Moderate cost & Performance
- Premium cost & Performance