Given modern technology demands, any form of downtime now presents problems for ongoing revenue generation. This places additional pressure on business leaders and IT departments in proving their IT disaster recovery (DR) plan’s effectiveness. In many industries, sensitive information has become increasingly regulated due to the importance in maintaining constant availability. For this reason, securing proper documentation to verify recoverability a priority.
Trouble is, not every DR solution is equal. In some scenarios, IT teams and third-party providers will take shortcuts in IT resiliency, which does nothing to truly protect technology operations. For this reason, Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) has emerged as a viable option for reliable business continuity.
Do you have clients, board members, insurers or regulators asking for proof of recoverability? Bluelock has created a resource that tells seven distinct client stories of challenges they faced in proving their DR plans, and how they succeeded with our DRaaS solutions.
With tips to satisfy stakeholders, learn how to enable IT systems for the future. Readers of this case study will learn how to provide proof of data protection, recoverability, security, compliance and integration.
Flexibility in responding to events is a key facilitator in recovery, since every scenario could lead to a different outcome. Failure during an event is most often due to overlooked aspects. Sometimes, a DR plan can be inadequate because of lacking resources and company buy-in, or not considering every possible event type. Whatever the case, the key objective to shoring up your IT strategy should involve reviewing your current stance for weaknesses.
Many technology solutions require complex networking. Often times, DR testing doesn’t extend beyond testing the data itself, whereas the most common issue after an event is the ability to access a failed-over environment for business use. Bluelock tests DR differently from other DRaaS providers by reviewing the connectivity aspects with every test.
There are a lot of components that go into a successful DR plan, and DRaaS from Bluelock takes a holistic, yet detailed approach to ensure complete recovery. For example, we are the only DRaaS provider to offer a unique program dedicated to client confidence, Recovery Assurance™.
Since DRaaS providers have the resources to secure data and systems against threats, companies are looking to this service model to stay competitive in their markets. Bluelock’s comprehensive attention in protecting IT systems while also keeping environments flexible to a client’s needs is just one reason why we’ve been recognized as a leader in DRaaS.
Now that always-on business is a critical demand of the modern world, it’s no longer acceptable to rely on a less-than-effective DR strategy.
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