Disaster recovery strategies should be dynamic as opposed to static. Merely creating a disaster recovery strategy is not enough in and of itself. Your disaster recovery plan must keep pace with the progress of IT as a whole. Our IT support team in Atlanta is here to identify gaps in your disaster recovery strategy and help you to prepare to bounce back in the event of a digital attack, natural disaster, or other unfortunate occurrences.
Let’s take a quick look at a few of the most common disaster recovery strategy gaps:
An Analysis of the Impact on the Business
If an application or the entire network goes down, you will have no idea of the true cost to your business unless you have the proper disaster recovery strategy in place. Every business owner and manager should understand the real-world impact of such a disaster. From angering customers to losing revenue and beyond, the impact will likely be widespread.
Cloud Strategy Alignment
IT workload placement is changing so disaster recovery strategies must change in unison. Software as a Service (SaaS) providers should offer disaster recovery services for the applications that they are responsible for hosting. However, some of these providers offer no such support. It is important to discuss your disaster recovery strategy with our IT support team in Atlanta when shifting resources to the cloud. We will help you understand the risk of making such a move and make all the right decisions.
Application Dependency Mapping
IT infrastructure and applications are dependent on one another to provide service. However, plenty of business owners/managers do not fully understand this level of interdependence. This lack of visibility heightens the odds of a major problem arising if one or several solutions are not functional. Tools for application dependency mapping offer such visibility, providing IT administrators with the information necessary to resurrect workloads in a prompt and strategic manner.
Tools that monitor application performance empower IT administrators to watch services’ behavior, helping to set expectations for regular behavior and pinpoint abnormalities. As an example, if performance lags by even a second longer than usual, there will be a slowdown in the IT realm. This is precisely why specific monitoring tools are necessary to pinpoint the cause(s) of performance issues in a timely manner and determine if disaster recovery protocols should be initiated.
We Can Help!
At MIS Solutions, our IT support team in Atlanta is here to identify additional weak points in your disaster recovery strategy and help you prepare for the worst while hoping for the best. Let us review your disaster recovery strategy today, implement the necessary improvements, and ultimately help your business prepare for a seamless transition after disaster strikes. Contact us!