onthenetOffice Business Continuity Planning onthenetOffice understands the importance of business continuity and has developed Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery Programs to ensure that our clients realize the highest level of availability to their infrastructure. As an internal corporate policy, these programs are continually reviewed and updated to ensure minimal impact to our clients in the unlikely event of a disaster.
While developing and maintaining these plans, the Disaster Recovery Planning Team must consider the organizational, managerial and technical environments in which the disaster recovery plans will be implemented, assess the types and likely parameters of disasters most likely to occur, and their resultant impacts on the Company’s ability to perform its critical business processes; compile a list of protective measures to be implemented in anticipation of natural or man-made business interruptions. In terms of personnel and financial resources, the tasks and procedures detailed in this Plan represent onthenetOffice management’s commitment to response, resumption, recovery and restoration planning.
Business Continuity Technology
onthenetOffice utilizes advanced networking technologies such as redundant SAN storage arrays and loaded balanced switching to ensure data security can continuous access to your private virtual infrastructure. Backups are fully managed and maintained, through both a local and offsite medium, for protection of all of your mission critical data. Geographically separated data facilities as well as our dedicated team members who specialize in disaster recovery procedures, will ensure your business continuity in the event of a disaster. Our daily offsite backups along with our weekly server snapshots will ensure that you are protected and never have to worry about losing valuable data.
onthenetOffice Business Continuity Objectives
RPO: Using proven, enterprise level technologies; onthenetOffice is proud to deliver a RPO as low as 4 hours in the unlikely case of a major system failure.
RTO: Using proven, enterprise level technologies; onthenetOffice is proud to deliver a RTO as low as 12 hours in the unlikely case of a major system failure.
Business Continuity (BC):
Includes planning to ensure the continuity of business critical functions in the event of a major unplanned service failure or disaster?including key aspects such as personnel, facilities, crisis communication, project management and change control. A BC strategy includes a Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) for IT related infrastructure recovery.
Disaster Recovery (DR):
Part of a larger Business Continuity plan that includes processes and solutions to restore business critical applications, data, hardware, communications (such as networking) and other IT infrastructure. Can also include measures to protect against other unplanned events such as the failure of an individual server or shorter service interruptions.
Systems or applications that are essential to the functioning of your business and its processes.
Redundancy: Systematically using multiple sources, devices or connections to eliminate single points of failure that could completely stop the flow of information.
High Availability (HA):
A system or component that is continuously operational for a desirably long length of time.
Recovery Point Objective (RPO):
The age of files that must be recovered for normal operations to resume if a system goes down as a result of a failure.
Recovery Time Objective (RTO):
The maximum tolerable length of time that a computer, system, network or application can be down after a failure or disaster occurs.
A DR facility fully equipped with the equipment, network connections and environmental conditions necessary for restoring your data and getting your systems up and running instantly. (unlikecoldsites and warmsites, which are not ready to go in an instant)