Disaster Recovery Data Center Services
For many of us, when we hear the phrase, "disaster preparedness," we think fire drills or evacuation routes. We make a mental note to review our building's emergency exit locations with employees and leave it at that. Disaster preparedness involves much more than understanding where to go in the event of an emergency, especially since disasters aren't always physical. They can be virtual too and come in the form of cybercrime attacks or network failures.
Businesses that fail to fully ready themselves for potential disasters could face terrible consequences. Consider this harsh reality: the U.S. Department of Labor estimates more than 40 percent of businesses never reopen following a disaster and, of the remaining companies, at least 25 percent will close in two years.
CeraNet has the expertise and data center facilities to help your organization survive a long-term power outage, connectivity issues at your office, or just about any other natural or man-made disaster. We can offer everything from our secure data center to on-site engineers who are here to help your organization get back online quickly and efficiently. The recent number of natural disasters has provided critical examples of the importance of being ready for disasters in whatever form it takes.
We can bring our expertise in looking at your unique needs to help you develop a disaster recovery plan. When developing a disaster plan for your business, consider:
Your business has both internal audiences (employees) and external audiences (clients, customers, partners, etc.) that will likely need some degree of information related to how a disaster has impacted your company. Decide ahead of time who will be responsible for communicating with each audience and in what manner, whether via e-mail, phone, company website, blog, or other means.
Assess all of your organization's fiscal responsibilities, such as payroll and regular bills. These obligations won't vanish even if you're elbow deep in floodwaters. Having all account and billing information in a safe, accessible place will help you stay on top of your finances even if disaster occurs.
Your business's data is one of its most valuable assets. You should have procedures in place to routinely backup all of your data. These backups should be at least as current as your data needs to be for your business to be able to function. If you don't have this procedure to routinely backup your data in place, you should begin the practice today. You can do so through a number of online backup solutions or by replicating your hard drive on a weekly basis. Those backups should be stored in a second physical location in case there is damage to your primary site.
Cloud Based Servers, Software, and Data
Moving some or all of your software to cloud-based versions of the same programs is another alternative to data backup, since these solutions automatically store data in secure, offsite locations and make it accessible to you from virtually anywhere.
Maintaining updated technology will inevitably help your business avoid virtual disaster through cyber attacks, since updates generally include security patches that guard your network from the latest digital threats.
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CeraNet Data Center DR Services
- 24 hour secure facility with monitored CCTV, restricted access, multiple entry barriers to data center
- Data center with on site engineering and operations staff
- Furnished office space with phone system, Internet access, conference rooms, and everything else you need to run your business
- On site generator to power the entire facility (data center, operations, and office space)
- Multiple barriers to entry, CCTV, monitored motion detection and door alarms, and other physical security measures
- Multiple redundant high-speed fiber optic Internet connections
- Multiple DMARC entry points for connectivity and utilities
- UPS and on site generator protected power
- Multiple redundant HVAC units
- 100% raised floor space with advanced environmental monitoring and controls
- 24/7/365 staffing and support
- Locking racks and caged space available
- Network designed for high availability and low latency
- Redundant Cisco core routers and switches
- Multiple fiber connections to upstream providers
- Ethernet and/or fiber handoff directly to your equipment
- Direct connections to providers available
- Currently offer services for VOIP, Internet, Private Networking, Software as a Service (Saas), Application hosting, ISP services, traditional hosting operations, Cloud computing environments, hot sites and cold backup sites, DR site, secondary operations sites, and primary ops.
Support & Service
- Only local provider for individual servers up to multiple racks and caged space + advanced support beyond just plugging in a monitor and keyboard
- 24/7/365 live local support from highly qualified network engineers and specialists
- Advanced support for web applications, E-commerce applications, database servers (MYSQL and SQL Server), email services such as Exchange, VOIP, and much more.
- Advanced monitoring services for servers & applications
- Managed firewall services
- Business Continuity planning and services