The ability to gracefully recover from an IT disaster is paramount to the ability of a company to survive in the market place subsequently.
It is estimated that some 25% of all SME businesses
do not reopen their doors after an IT disaster event.
The most common "disaster" that a company may encounter is a server hardware malfunction. A less common "disaster" is the complete destruction of your infrastructure due to fire, flood or any other natural disaster.
To help protect your company's valuable electronic data, both of these scenarios need to be catered for.
To achieve this, Cornerstone IT uses the latest real-time recovery solutions to create a local and off-site backup on your data and your network settings.
In the event of a disaster, data can be recovered quickly and seamlessly, and if need be, a complete server can be recovered on simular or different hardware.
The disaster recovery has two components:
- A local copy of your data for the "common" disasters; and
- An off-site copy in case of complete destruction of your local infrastructure.
We provide two options to cover these components:
- Real-time continuous backup to a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device and additionally to either USB disks or other digital media that will be taken off-site on a daily basis;
- Real-time continuous backup to a local NAS with an additional backup over the Internet to a remote data storage facility to save your staff from remembering to take the other disks off-site.
We also advocate regularly restoring from backup onto a test machine or virtual server to make sure that you are able to restore from your backups.