Business continuity planning is essential for any organisation with IT operations, whether they run an on-premise server room, data centre or use off-premise Cloud facilities or a mixture of the two. Our business continuity planning service is a process that focuses on creating systems of prevention and recovery in order to deal with threats to an organisation, whether a private company or public sector body with the goal to enable ongoing operations no matter what the threat or disaster faced by the organisation.
A Business Continuity Plan (BCP) for a data centre or any other type of organisation with supplying a critical service or product is a documented plan to ensure the organisation can continue to provide the service or product during and after an emergency, disaster or threat. Examples include fire, power outages, flood and any other type that could be considered abnormal and impact operations.
Business continuity planning is the process of creating systems of prevention and recovery to deal with potential threats to a company. In addition to prevention, the goal is to enable ongoing operations before and during execution of disaster recovery.
Our registered business continuity consultants and technical specialists have years of experience in the theory, design and practice of business and service continuity planning. From an initial discussion and data centre audit our consultants will prepare a business continuity plan for presentation that will be suitable for delivery to your team, board and/or investors.
A Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) is a subset of a business continuity plan. The DR plan is a documented approach with instructions on how to respond to unplanned incidents and involve restoring vital support systems including server facilities, IT assets, telecoms, and other critical infrastructure systems and data. The purpose of a disaster recovery plan is to minimise business and service downtime and getting technical operations back to normal running within the shortest possible time span.
Generally (according to Touche Ross), over 90% of businesses without a Disaster Recovery (DR) plan fail following a major incident.
As part of our data centre business continuity and disaster recovery services Server Room Environments provides:
Our consultants also provide advice, guidance and audits on regulatory standards and requirements for compliance.
Please contact us for further information. Our business continuity and disaster recovery consultants operate globally both remotely and on-site and their experience covers SME server rooms with a small number of racks to public sector organisations and Tier-4 data centre operations for multi-national operations.