Business Continunity / Disaster Recovery and Hurricanes

May 27, 2009

As the hurricane season approaches the Gulf Coast region, Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans is busy visiting our Microsoft business clients to review their business continuity / disaster recovery plans.  The the initial objective of any disaster recovery plan is protecting a company’s data. This implies not only copying a system’s data, but also storing the data beyond the reaches of the potential disaster.  These two objectives are important regardless of a firm’s location or the potential disasters faced by each business.  A convenient and safe method some of our clients utilize to safely store data beyond the reaches of the disaster is online backup.

Before Hurricane Katrina inundated the New Orleans area with 10+ feet of storm surge, many businesses housed their servers, switches, and UPSs in their basements.  The entire city of New Orleans had never flooded and basements were considered safe and convenient spaces for housing important equipment.  Katrina changed the way many consider basements for storing vital equipment and data.

With a good recovery plan, in the event of a hard disk malfunction typical recovery can usually begin in minutes; however a disaster like Katrina required months for recovery to commence.  As every Katrina survivor knows, businesses need fast recovery times and access to their data, even after disasters.  One method that Onsite clients use with success is storing backup data online.

As the Gulf Coast approaches the busy time of hurricane season, consider your Business Continuity / Disaster recovery (BC/DR) situation. Are you prepared for another Katrina? At Onsite we have LOTS of hands-on experience with successful business continuity / disaster recovery. Before the next disaster strikes, call Onsite to develop or evaluate an effective BC/DR plan for your business.

If you’re searching for New Orleans computer service or repair of your Microsoft based system or network, then call the Microsoft specialists at 504-469-6991. Onsite Computer Services, Inc. in New Orleans

You may also be interested in Onsite Computer’s Blog.

This New Orleans On-Site Computer Service post was provided by Eli Lucas. Eli can be reached at eli@onsitenola.com. Onsite Computer serves the Microsoft computing needs of small businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans area including Uptown, Lakeview, Broadmoor, Mid-City, Metairie, Jefferson, Kenner, Westbank, French Quarter, and the Warehouse District. Please visit our website for New Orleans Computer Service.

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3 Responses to “Business Continunity / Disaster Recovery and Hurricanes”

  1. ictbus Says:

    I totally agree. Also for more complex backup solutions ICTBUS can help you online. We support all operating systems and all common middleware ( Exchange-server, SQL-server, oracle, DB2 ,etc )

  2. ictbus Says:

    We have similar services. One of the things we do is online backup and (remote)systems management.
    Online backup we mostly implement at the customer’s location in order to deliver the best solution.( optimal schedule, start/stop scripts, extra agents for 24/7 online of databases, bandwidth check, etc )
    ICTBUS is a partner of IBM and hosts a Tivoli product specially modified for small to midsize companies.

    We consult companies in what the best way is to benefit from ICT. Also we are able to construct a complete ICT environment at the customer’s location or from our just newly created datacenter.


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