While there’s no single recovery technology capable of spanning today’s vast and varied IT landscape, there is a single recovery solution: OZ Cloud’s Business Continuity Services.
As hybrid IT becomes the new normal, it’s likely your production environment is a blend of in-house and external data centres, public and private clouds from various providers, and siloed legacy systems. This complex IT service delivery chain creates multiple points of potential failure, making it harder to get back to business if disaster strikes.
Business Impact Analysis
We’ll use a systematic process to determine the potential operational impact of any loss or disruption to your critical business functions, identify dependencies, and quantify the financial costs associated with a disaster. This will help to establish your recovery strategy, priorities and requirements for resources and time.
We’ll identify, analyse and weigh the impact of potential threats to your business, including people, property, supply chain, IT, business reputation and contractual obligations. We’ll identify points of weakness and prepare you to manage and mitigate your exposure.
Continuity Strategy & Planning
We’ll translate the findings of your Business Impact Analysis and Risk Assessment into a robust strategy that minimises risk and meets the globally-recognised ISO 22301 standard. We’ll develop an ongoing, coordinated programme of plans and procedures, so you can demonstrate to regulators, customers and partners that you’re adhering to best practices.
An exercise and testing programme is vital to ensure that all your personnel, from the top floor to the shop floor, have a good understanding of their roles and responsibilities during a disruptive event. We’ll validate the effectiveness of your business continuity plan to help ensure it’s up to date, fully functional and ready for nearly anything.
When considering business continuity with respect to IT, it is about your business’ ability to continue to operate without disruptions to its IT services.
Where disaster recovery is about recovering from a disaster that has already taken place, business continuity is measures that are taken to prevent the disaster taking place in the first place and being adequately protected against that disaster.
There are many forms that this can take: whether that is a server failover allowing you to continue to operate regardless of one server failing; to having an offsite replication service that takes place instantaneously, meaning your business can continue to operate regardless of what disasters strikes.