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Business Resilience to ensure complete business continuity

Business resilience is essential to ensure the continual smooth running of your operations, the maintenance of your reputation and the protection of your valuable assets.

How resilient is your business?

What happens if a ransomware infection encrypts your key applications, and demands payment to get it back? Or a hardware failure means that not just one but a whole team of staff have lost their ongoing work? What do you do if a distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack takes down your website, or a technical fault prevents key IT equipment from working? What will you do in the case of fire, flood or power failure at your data centre?

What is business resilience?

Business resilience describes your organisation’s ability to cope with a crisis, from immediate identification and, if necessary, isolation of an incident, to remediation and repair.

Business resilience is essential to ensure the continual smooth running of your operations, the maintenance of your reputation and the protection of your valuable assets. It depends on careful preparation and planning, strategic technology deployments and having the right human and technical resources in place to respond calmly and logically in an emergency.

What should business resilience include?

Business resilience should incorporate a business continuity and disaster recovery plan, enabling all staff to prepare for and rehearse a response to pre-identified risk scenarios, and comprehensive data backup at a remote location, to ensure the rapid recovery of information and applications in the event of an emergency.

Adept4 offers three key services which can help you build your business resilience, all delivered with the agility, flexibility, scalability and cost-effectiveness of cloud delivery models.

 

Backup

Backup as a Service

Backup as a Service (BaaS) leverages Microsoft Azure to copy all your vital data and store it remotely from your premises. Should you lose access to your onsite data, whether due to malicious intervention, human error, technical failure or natural disaster, you can retrieve the latest copy at the click of a button from Microsoft’s managed data centres. Our BaaS solution can be set up in minutes and accessed nationally and globally.

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DRaaS

Disaster Recovery as a Service

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) replicates your main business servers to a server estate according to your precise requirements and incorporates both data backup and recovery services to help you respond to emergencies efficiently and comprehensively. Should your users lose access to their key applications, you can switch over to your secondary system and continue running normal operations with barely a moment’s pause.

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Managed Security Services

Our managed security services deliver proactive 24/7 monitoring of your network, intrusion detection and incident response, giving you absolute peace of mind that your infrastructure is protected at all times. Our rich portfolio of security products and services, and our highly experienced team, means you have access to great breadth and depth of technical expertise without the outlay of a large in-house team.

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 Business Resilience Resources

BLOG: Backup vs Disaster Recovery? What’s best for your business?
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BLOG: Backup vs Disaster Recovery? What’s best for your business?

Backup and Disaster Recovery are two different processes, yet the similar terminology has led to confusion, with people often asking us why they’d need the latter if they already have data backups. The assumption might be that it’s just about cost and provider, but there’s far more to it than that—including minimising downtime and keeping that revenue flowing.

INSIGHT GUIDE: Building the business case for DRaaS
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INSIGHT GUIDE: Building the business case for DRaaS

Approaches to DR are hugely variable. Some organisations maintain their own in-house ‘mirrored’ version of their entire IT infrastructure at a second physical site. Others outsource, essentially hire a backup data centre on someone else’s premises. In this Insight Guide, we take a look at what DRaaS is and how to start building a business case to introduce it into your organisation.

INSIGHT GUIDE: Ten Steps to securing the Cloud
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INSIGHT GUIDE: Ten Steps to securing the Cloud

The cloud sounds great, but is it secure? There are different security risks and benefits associated with different aspects of cloud computing. In this insight guide, we look into the great benefits the cloud gives but how a business can remain secure.