Consider this: If your servers went down today, how long would it take your team to get your business up and running again without a BCDR plan? And, crucially, how much would an hour of lost productivity cost you?

For B2B businesses, downtime can damage hard-earned client relationships. For B2C businesses, it can mean silent cash registers and lost revenue. Losing a day’s work from a power outage is disruptive enough, but natural disasters can inflict even more significant damage.

BCDR is the practice of ensuring your company can continue to operate with minimal interruption during disasters of all shapes and sizes. At Commprise, our Managed IT Services can help you implement a robust BCDR strategy tailored to your unique needs.

Understanding Continuity vs. Recovery

Business Continuity (BC)

Business Continuity (BC) refers to a company’s ability to maintain operations and functions during times of distress or disruption, such as natural disasters, cyberattacks, power outages, or communication failures. This is a proactive approach to potential threats.

A BCDR device regularly backs up servers and allows you to create virtual instances from those backups. With this technology, your business can quickly switch to operating from virtualized backups, maintaining normal operations even in the face of significant disruptions.

Virtualizing your server with a BCDR device is also a viable solution for scenarios requiring a partial or full transition to remote work. Because business continuity is proactive, careful planning is essential.

Disaster Recovery (DR)

Disaster Recovery (DR) comes into play when business continuity cannot be maintained. It focuses on restoring functional business operations after a disruption.

For example, if a transformer blows and you can’t access your office workstation, your disaster recovery plan would outline how to reestablish access to your applications. This might involve sending employees home and switching to a redundant cloud-based server while awaiting restoration.

Creating Your BCDR Plans

Consider various scenarios that could impact your business operations. Your plan should address responses both on-site and off-site, and at local, regional, and national levels.

Conduct an analysis of your IT infrastructure to determine the resources needed to keep operations running smoothly.

How Commprise Managed IT Services Can Help

At Commprise, we specialize in creating tailored BCDR plans that ensure your business remains resilient in the face of any disaster. Our Managed IT Services include:

Business Continuity Planning

With our proactive Business Continuity Planning, we ensure your business can continue operating seamlessly:

Disaster Recovery Planning

In the event of unavoidable disruptions, our Disaster Recovery Planning ensures rapid restoration of normal operations:

Who Should Manage BCDR?

Ideally, your CTO or CIO should create your BCDR plan, as they understand your company’s technology capabilities and needs best. If your business doesn’t have these roles, our Managed IT Services at Commprise provide the expertise and support you need, functioning as an augmented CIO to guide your BCDR strategy.

Effective BCDR planning is crucial for ensuring your business can withstand and quickly recover from disruptions, minimizing downtime and financial losses. By partnering with Commprise, you gain access to comprehensive Managed IT Services that proactively address potential threats and provide a solid recovery plan. Safeguard your business’s operations and reputation by contacting Commprise today to learn more about our tailored BCDR solutions. Get started with a free Cybersecurity Audit today!

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