Crafting a successful disaster recovery plan

Victoria Oresanya
07 Jun, 2021 - 0 Comment(s)

Surviving a disaster is rarely an accident: Rather, a successful DR plan is required if your organization is going to be operating after a disaster.  Disaster Recovery is a key element in any organization’s Business Continuity Plans as this can help save critical data and reduce the downtime of the organization’s operations in the event of a disaster.

A successful DR plan is reliant on

  1. Executive support and involvement. A DR project is not one of those activities that can take place in isolation. Instead, DR needs support from executive management, because it takes time to build a proper DR plan, and the people who best know how to do it are probably busy with other matters like day‐to‐day operations.
  2. The best minds. The people in the organization who have the deepest knowledge of company operations and IT systems are the ones who need to staff the DR team. It’s no good putting the newest, greenest employees on the team; the newbies might not know enough details about how critical systems can be replicated and used.
  3. Defined scope. In all but the smallest organizations, the scope of the project needs to clearly define which business units or departments are in scope and which are not. Otherwise, the organization is liable to bite off more than it can chew, putting the entire DR project at risk since it will be very difficult to complete it if too many systems are in scope. The best bet is to start small, get some wins, and expand the scope later once everyone is more familiar with how DR planning and

There are a lot of options available to you when planning your DRaaS solution. Whether you want to use public cloud, private cloud, or partner with a managed cloud provider, DRaaS can be set up to back up and replicate your critical data and system images to facilitate an easy and rapid recovery execution work.

The role of a local cloud service provider.

An indigenous Cloud Service Provider like Layer3cloud will provide a genuine customer service feel (as in, they have a phone number, and you can talk with a human) versus a foreign public cloud company that lacks the personal touch.

Effortlessly, partnering with a local service provider is going to be your best bet for a DRaaS solution that you can depend on during a disaster situation. The advantage with a Layer3cloud is that we can provide the interfaces for you to simply plug into. This is helpful when you are setting everything up, as well as during troubleshooting. When you have a disaster, stress levels will be high, and you will likely need additional help; This is when a local service provider like Layer3Cloud will be there for you when you need it the most. Layer3cloud can also provide expertise you may not have in your organization, including big picture DRaaS planning and DRaaS best practices.

Reach out to us today and speak to our team of experts for your DR Planning and consultation by simply sending a mail to enquiry@layer3.com .ng or you click here to speak with our experts