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DR Services from CtrlS

Disaster Recovery can be defined as - ‘The ability to respond to an interruption in services by implementing a disaster recovery plan to restore an organization’s critical business functions’.

Disaster recovery is not just for large organisations. Leading analysts have hard facts that point to two out of five businesses, of all sizes, that experience a disaster go out of business within five years of the event.

Many companies believe a ‘disaster’ is a once in a lifetime incident. In fact, these incidents are very common with growing numbers of viruses, security breaches, software issues, hardware failures, and data corruption. Thankfully, more catastrophic events such as weatherrelated causes, fires, power interruptions and sabotage are exceptional, but the most successful companies, small or large, prepare themselves for all potential eventualities.

Consequences of a Disaster:
  • Loss of Business/customers
  • Loss of Credibility/goodwill
  • Cash flow problems
  • Inability to pay staff
  • Loss of production
  • Loss of operational data
  • Financial loss


Preparing a Disaster Recovery Plan

Do you know what actions to take in the event of a disaster or how your organisation would deal with such a situation? Do you have the proper resources to do so? Wouldn’t you rather dedicate those resources to managing normal business operations than preparing for contingencies? Planning for disaster requires global resources and industry-specific expertise.

Leave it to the experts
CtrlS undertakes turnkey projects for Disaster Recovery scenarios. These cover the aspects starting from business impact analysis, defining business continuity plans, risk mitigation to sizing DR, defining RPO and its objectives, carrying out a test of simulation exercise to deploying and maintaining the DR Site. The typical DR services provided by CtrlS are:

Cold Disaster Recovery Services
Cold Server Recovery service relies on offsite tape warehousing, in which duplicate backup tapes are physically moved to a CtrlS Datacenter. Tapes are stored in Media Safe, which is fireproof in adherence to industry standards. Whenever the tapes are needed, they are taken out of storage and loaded on the recovery server.

Warm Disaster Recovery Services
With this solution, the servers at the alternate location are pre-loaded with the operating systems, applications, software and run periodic updates, ready to take over from the primary datacenter.

Hot Disaster Recovery Services or Parallel Datacenter Services
CtrlS Datacenter offers Hot DR Site or even synchronized datacenter services for mission critical systems/application. Hot DR Site acts as “replica” of the customer’s data and has the capability to deploy and combine various high-availability technologies to ensure that the customer can instantly recover from any major disaster.

DR on Demand Services - a unique value proposition from CtrlS
DR on Demand is a fresh, innovative solution from CtrlS that offers a unique valuable proposition to organizations big and small. Enterprises can now implement a comprehensive DR solution at a fraction of the cost.
CtrlS’s ‘DR on Demand framework’ is built to align to enterprises’- large and medium- DR strategy by offering a robust Disaster recovery solution at a cost that suits their budget. CtrlS is using “scalable, ready to deploy private cloud architecture” for this framework. With this solution, CtrlS now supports the full LAMP and Windows Stack for on demand disaster recovery services.

The DR on Demand framework is a pioneering concept that will change the way enterprises look at DR. DR on Demand now ensures that you have almost the same benefits as that of a complete DR site, at a fraction of the cost. This offering extends the following benefits:
  • Zero CAPEX
  • Organizations can get customized DR plans based on their requirements and pay only when they use the DR solution
  • Customer gets the best DR solution from a data center with BS 25999 certification
  • And, importantly, organizations can save up to 40% of the costs associated
In a traditional approach to DR, companies invest in all hardware/software resources at DR site upfront as it’s not possible to arrange these in a few hours in the event of a disaster. CtrlS guarantees stocks for most of these resources and makes them available in the event of a disaster through this new approach (CtrlS DR on Demand Framework). So the organization can store the data in CtrlS evaults and be able to make the DR site up and running in a few hours! This makes it an offering that towers over other DR offerings in the market in terms of accessibility and cost.


Extending a helping hand - Let CtrlS take care of your needs

By helping to recover your infrastructure, keep critical employees online, and maintain open and effective communications across your organisation during a disruption, we can help you preserve your business operations-and your brand image.

We are there to help you prioritize your mission critical needs. If you need any assistance to prepare for the unexpected, let CtrlS work with you to prioritize your organization’s goals and start planning.

Please write in to us at drondemand@ctrls.in, we would be happy to help you.

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