Business Continuity

Your business runs on IT. If your infrastructure goes down, so will your business. Let DMS put your mind at rest, with a back-up service for day to day data protection, and a disaster recovery plan for a full infrastructure failure. Without a plan, you could wait a week or more to recover. Using Microsoft technology, we’ll make business continuity straightforward and cost effective for you.

Don’t wait until it’s too late! In 2018, a ransomware cyber-attack affected over 300k computers in more than 150 countries; the biggest such attack to hit NHS England which identified 6,912 appointments cancelled as a direct result, with 12k more possibly affected. An assessment of 88 trusts by NHS Digital before the attack found none passed the required cyber-security standards. (source: BBC.co.uk)

Imagine the best case scenario …

Day 1  1am : All Infrastructure lost

Day 1  1pm : Order new hardware – 3 day lead

Day 4  9am : Begin to configure/install hardware

Day 5  9am : Begin to restore infrastructure

Day 6  9am : Most users back up and running

   … with no disaster recovery in place

Backup  with Microsoft Azure Backup

Reducing data restoration time and reliability challenges is simple with Azure Backup. It’s built into the Azure platform, with seamless support for virtual machines running in the cloud and on-premises. It’s cost-effective; doesn’t need any additional infrastructure and helps keep your data safe from ransomware with multiple authentication layers.

Eliminate unnecessary costs
Eliminate the need for tape or offsite backup with Backup. Get cost-effective short and long-term retention, and restore individual VMs, files and folders you need (in Azure or on-premises) at no extra cost.

Instantly enable backup

Back up virtual machines in Azure or on-premises. Enable cloud backup that’s tightly integrated in the Azure VM experience, for restoration of individual files, folders and entire VMs; track assets with dynamic reports.

Guard against data loss from ransomware

Protect data from ransomware  without leaving the Azure portal. Set multifactor authentication, create alerts for suspicious online backup activity and counteract unauthorised retention/deletions.

Disaster Recovery

 

Reduce application downtime during IT interruptions, without compromising compliance. Azure Recovery Services contribute to your Business Continuity Disaster Recovery strategy:

 

  • Site Recovery service: Site Recovery helps ensure business continuity by keeping business apps and workloads running during outages. Site Recovery replicates workloads running on physical and virtual machines from a primary site to a secondary location. When an outage occurs at your primary site, you fail over to secondary location, and access apps from there. After the primary location is running again, you can fail back to it.

 

Site Recovery can manage replication for:

Azure VMs replicating between Azure regions in the cloud.

On-premises VMs and physical servers replicating to Azure, or to a secondary site

Reduce infrastructure costs

Lower on-premises infrastructure costs by using Azure as a secondary site for conducting business during outages. Or, eliminate datacenter costs altogether by moving to Azure and setting up disaster recovery between Azure regions. We will ll pre-assess network, storage, and compute resources needed to replicate apps from on-premises to Azure, so you only pay for Azure compute and storage resources during outages.

Simple to deploy and manage

As a fully integrated offering, Site Recovery is automatically updated with new Azure features as released. We’ll minimise recovery issues by sequencing the order of multi-tier apps running on multiple VMs from the Azure portal. We’ll ensure compliance by testing your DR plan without impacting end users or workloads. And, we’ll keep on-premises apps available during outages with auto recovery to Azure.

Minimize downtime

with dependable recovery

Azure Site Recovery is backed by a 99.9% SLA and 24×7 support to keep your enterprise running smoothly. With best-in-class recovery point objective (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO), you can feel confident that your Azure and on-premises applications will be available and compliant.