System availability is something that all companies need to evaluate by answering one simple question. What does it cost your business if your production server is not available? Based on the company, the answer can be quite different.
Lets define the objectives...
Recovery time Objective must be defined. The Recovery Time Objective or “RTO” is the duration of time and a service level within which a business process must be restored after a disaster (or disruption) in order to avoid unacceptable consequences associated with a break in business continuity.
Next is the “Recovery Point Objective” or “RPO”. It is the maximum tolerable period in which data might be lost from an IT service due to a major incident.
Answers to the questions above will help you decide what level of availability makes the most sense for your business. Analysis based on lost orders and employee productivity can easily justify the investment to prepare your business for the unexpected.
VAI has offers a variety of solutions that can protect your business. Hot standby servers that can mirror production in the event of a hardware failure or geographic event enables you to manage the risk and minimize the loss. Loss of data in minimized to near zero with our solution for IBM POWER Systems. Daily management requires 15 minutes or less per day with an RTO of less than 30 minutes.
If your tolerance (RTO) is within 24 hours, Cloud based DR may be the right solution for your business. Your data is moved daily to the cloud. If disaster strikes you can be working from your cloud computer within and expected turnaround of 24 hours.
Don’t wait until disaster strikes and panic ensues. Together with VAI, you can implement a plan that makes sense for your business.