SharePoint Disaster Recovery Options
Low cost & Performance Disaster Recovery:
We need to get your data somewhere else. With any Fpweb.net SharePoint Hosting plan, our clients have Full Server Control. This means you have the ability to take your own backups and place them somewhere else, whether it's on your own server or network or elsewhere. This is a base-level solution: it didn't really cost anything and now a safety net is built up. It should be noted though, that this is for the purpose of backups and not a solid Disaster Recovery effort.
Moderate cost & Performance Disaster Recovery:
To provide a better failsafe, most companies don't want their data living at their worksite. Your second option is to place your data in a secure, offsite location. There are a myriad of options with a series of cost differentials (Iron Mountain is a popular example). Now you're spending a little bit of money but your data is secured in an offsite location. Placing your data offsite is a large step in Disaster Recovery planning.
Premium cost & Performance Disaster Recovery:
If your BCP has established that your company needs its data immediately to survive, your plan must reflect this. Typically this means an offsite location with an identical system running parallel to your primary. Now your data is living elsewhere and can be used at a moment's notice.
SharePoint Business Continuity Standby Systems
So how do you get that data up and running if needed? Businesses must decide how accessible they want their data to be. Let's examine the cold, warm or hot standby redundancy scenarios that Fpweb.net offers:
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. (Availability within hours to days typically)
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. (Availability within minutes to hours typically)
A backup system that runs simultaneously with the primary system. Data is typically replicated in real time and both systems host identical data. (Availability within seconds typically)
Fpweb.net specializes in managing servers that are ready to spin up data as needed. Fpweb.net replicates your data from the primary data center and sends to a SharePoint server farm at the designated DR data center.
Whatever standby system you adopt (cold, warm, hot), more servers will mean more costs. The level of Disaster Recovery you require will, of course, determine what cost you take on. So you have options.
Fpweb.net will work with you to identify the best Business Continuity Plan for your company and set up a Disaster Recovery solution that satisfies your business needs so you can rest easy knowing your data is secure.
Contact Fpweb.net today to protect your company data before it's too late!