Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

Focus’ personalized approach to business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) strategies.

Overview

Organizations need to keep their operations running through many kinds of interruptions from planned outages for maintenance or system upgrades to unplanned power failures, IT system crashes and natural disasters. Focus’ personalized approach to business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) strategies are based on our personal knowledge of your business, and are designed for flexibility, creativity and redundancy to keep your operation running smoothly in the face of interruptions.

Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Models

Alternative/Secondary Data Center
A geographically separate alternative or secondary data center offers redundancy for servers and storage but requires the purchase of duplicate hardware and software. Secondary sites enable off-site replication with no loss of data, and can provide recovery or failover times in minutes. At the highest level of replication, transactions from the same application are processed in each of the two sites simultaneously.

Hosted Data Center
In a hosted environment, data, applications and operating systems are replicated from the production environment to a secure, environmentally-controlled data center facility. If replication is performed regularly and completely, this approach offers rapid failover capabilities to a production-ready environment in the event of an outage at the primary facility.

Cloud-Based Data Center
Business operations can now be run successfully in the public or private cloud. With redundancy and automation in the cloud management layer, a failed server can be launched in another cloud in minutes. With this level of automation and control, organizations can scale when demand changes, and entire server deployments can be migrated relatively quickly to a new infrastructure.

Why Choose Focus for Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery?

Focus has built premier-level partnerships with the leading providers of BC and DR infrastructure to enable you to meet service level agreements for your recovery point objectives and recovery time objectives for each business process in your organization. For organizations with secondary data centers, Focus can take a traditional disaster recovery environment and make it part of your active IT infrastructure, transferring groups or subsets of applications or services to your secondary data center for alternate site computing. This innovative approach allows for complete recovery from a data center failure and leverages your backup systems to provide greater value for your business.

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