As IT systems have become increasingly critical to the smooth operation of a company, and arguably the economy as a whole, the importance of ensuring the continued operation of those systems, or the rapid recovery of the systems, has increased. Most large companies spend considerable part of their IT budget on disaster recovery planning, with the aim of avoiding larger losses in the event that the business cannot continue to function due to loss of IT infrastructure and data. As a result, preparation for continuation or recovery of systems needs to be taken very seriously. This involves a significant investment of time and money with the aim of ensuring minimal losses in the event of a disruptive event. Control measures are steps or mechanisms that can reduce or eliminate various threats for organizations. Different types of measures can be included in Business Continuity Planning / Disaster Recovery Planning.
Disaster Recovery planning is a subset of a larger process known as Business Continuity Planning and should include planning for resumption of applications, data, hardware, communications (such as networking) and other IT infrastructure. A Business Continuity Plan (BCP) includes planning for non-IT related aspects such as key personnel, facilities, crisis communication and reputation protection, and should refer to the Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) for IT related infrastructure recovery / continuity.
Clover DR and Availability Management Solutions
Clover brings to you a comprehensive DR and Availability management solution comprising of the following services -
Strategic Consulting - Clover has the expertise and the technology know-how to understand your business processes and identify your mission-critical functions. Our business Impact Analysis and Review services will help identify threats and the associated business impact. Our report will illustrate a custom–developed DR solution in tune with your business needs.
Monitoring and Management - Our Tool-based DR Management is a tried and tested solution. Clover also offers the requisite support and services that are necessary to monitor the plan. We work on regular reviews and updates and periodic switch back/switch over drills keeping a hawk eye on the DR solution.
Deployment and Implementation - We have the necessary tools, technology and the personnel who can engineer the solution deployment. We work on alternate strategies, work on a cost-benefit analysis and narrow down on the one that works best. Our Implementation team has the necessary experience and knowledge to manage implementation effectively.
DR is not a one-time activity; it is an ongoing process from the time of strategizing the plan to managing it. Clover's DR team follows international benchmark practices in DR solutions and management and partners with you to create a successful, ongoing DR culture in your organizations.
The Big Picture
Full Portfolio of Clover Infotech DR and BCP offerings ranges from comprehensive consulting, monitoring support to complete project implementation. A robust DR plan must:
- Protect against potential threats
- Minimize disruption and operational losses
- Manage the recovery operation in an organized and effective manner
- Restore and build back confidence of investors, stakeholders and customers
- Manage brand image and reputation