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Disaster Recovery Plan

If you do not have a DRP or DRP recovery plan, what you would do and how you would act if you came to your company and found yourself with the terrible surprise that the services and functions of it, whether: payroll, CRM, ERP, CXC, billing, inventories, accounting, production, etc., are unable to operate. Or worse, the data disappeared and/or you are hijacked by the cybercrime in its entirety.

For PowerSelf® this is very common, but not because it happens to us. But because day to day there are micro, small, medium and large companies all over the world that happens to them and have no way to recover what they lost, which makes the statistics shocking, since in case of a disaster of any kind where there is loss of sensitive data:

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He'll be able to recover

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He'll be able to recover
It never reopens

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It never reopens
Closes in less than 2 years

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Closes in less than 2 years

After this, do you still wonder why so many companies close year after year?

But there’s nothing to worry about, in PowerSelf® we have different solutions with which your company will be sure to feel safe and with which it can reduce risks.

What is it and what does it consist of?

A Disaster Recovery Plan it is a recovery process that covers critical data, hardware and software, so that a business can start its operations again in the event of a natural or human-caused disaster. This should also include projects to deal with unexpected or sudden loss of key personnel, the purpose is data protection.

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How does it work?

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    Recovery process that covers critical data, hardware, and software.
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    The business can start operations again
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    Projects to deal with unexpected or sudden loss of key personnel
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    We guarantee data protection

When a DRP is needed

The constant change in customer needs determined by data growth, regulatory issues, and the growing importance of fast access to data by retaining it online.

Federal data protection laws in the hands of third parties. Avoiding improper handling of backups made on DVDs, External Discs, Memories, etc. It is one of the biggest risks and it is high fines factors to use them for the handling of sensitive, confidential or third-party information.

Natural, human and non-company events where you can lose everything you’ve had for years.

Systems to Back Up Data from Time to Time having conventional reservation tape technologies, which are rarely tested and reused, leading risks and failures on the day that are actually needed.

Ejecutando un plan de recuperación de desastres ocasionado por un incendio

Risks/Disasters protecting a DRP

There are different risks that can negatively impact an organization’s normal operations. A risk assessment should be conducted to see what constitutes the disaster and to which risks a company is specifically susceptible, including:

  • Power failures.
  • System or equipment failures.
  • Lack of adequate backups.
  • Human error.
  • Viruses, threats and computer attacks.
  • Organized or deliberate interruptions
  • Legal issues.
  • Employee strikes.
  • Catastrophe.
  • Fuego.
  • Terrorist attacks.
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Benefits of having a
Disaster Recovery Plan

With the growth of information technology and the confidence of crucial data, the landscape has changed in recent years in favor of irreplaceable data protection. This is especially evident in information technology; with larger computer systems that hold digital information to limit data loss and help data recovery.

It is estimated that companies that have managed to position themselves in the market as leaders of their turn will spend up to 25% of their budget on disaster recovery projects, however, they do this to avoid larger losses and with this being able to lose or raise with res I swell up to your competition.

Because you must invest in data protection:

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    Natural, Human disasters and Propitiated by events outside the company, where you can lose everything for years that has taken them.

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    The systems back up data from time to time having conventional reservation tape technologies, which are rarely tested and reused, leading risks and failures on the day that are actually needed.

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    The constant change in customer needs determined by data growth, regulatory issues, and the growing importance of fast access to data by retaining it online.

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    Federal data protection laws in the hands of third parties. Avoiding the improper handling of backups made on DVD, External Discs, Memories, this is one of the biggest risks.

Factors influencing a
Disaster Recovery Plan

To ensure business continuity, it is advisable to start from the following premise: “Always wish the best and plan for the worst.” In a good plan there are different factors that need to be taken into account. Like the following:

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Effective escalation scheme

An effective, dedicated and nationally supported 7x24x365 escalation scheme: to notify all key personnel of the problem and perform tasks focused on the recovery plan.

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Memory reserves

The most basic options in having backup tapes recorded off-site main and keeping them as an international standard with a third-party provider specialized in this type of services.

If greater availability or security is required there are remote backup services here in these will require a network connection to the remote backup position that can be Internet or LAN-to-LAN schemes to ensure high data transfers in increasing the privacy and security of data traffic.

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Notification of business procedures

Notification to Users or Business Procedure Manuals: Knowledge and/or notification to those involved in a problem dramatically minimizes panic.

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Alternate Facilities and Infrastructure

Facilities and Alternative Infrastructure: there is always an alternative and this can be with so-called hot sites or cold sites for companies of any size there are options. These recovery facilities are available with dedicated suppliers and are therefore the best option to contract in these cases

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Knowledgeable workers

During a disaster, employees are required to work longer and more exhausting hours. There should be a support system to relieve some tension, this is achieved with timely mechanisms and with clear and detailed methods and procedures on how to work under contingency conditions.

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Business information

Reservations must be stored completely separately from the company (Cummings, Haag and 2005 McCubbrey). Data security and reliability is key on occasions like this

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Fire prevention

Fire prevention is a very important point and practically the vast majority omits these detection, spraying, alarming and extinguishing systems either manual lyorors, which must be specialized for the case of electronic or computer equipment with use of inert gases (LMF200, E-Caro, among others).

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Loss of information

Logical information losses are caused by intruders, viruses, idle users and lack of security, audit ingestive controls and specialization of infrastructure administrators which is not their role and strength computer security.

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Hardware insurance

The hardware insurance, this applies to the law that says “if something can fail, it will surely fail” and in the hardware it applies in many cases ruthlessly since in many cases of loss of information it is because of reasons of lack of redundancy or for underestimating the redundancy what and the company itself, thinks and blindly trusts that it will not fail.

Differences between DRP and BCP

In order to know the differences between these two concepts, we must understand that they mean the acronyms:

  • DRP Disaster Recovery Plan
  • BCP Business Continuity Plan

These plans are complementary and become a computer security solution, where they seek to protect the company and have a fast and reliable response in the event of a contingency.

However, the difference is that the BCP is a plan focused on giving the company a line of action and response in the event of a contingency. Plan about what you need to be able to continue your operation as you normally do, taking into account: Key Personnel, Alternate Site Locations, Work Positions.

On the other side the DRP is a plan that seeks the protection of critical or sensitive data, software and hardware, so that when it is required, there is a way to recover what is necessary and keep working.

For these reasons, they are a perfect combination. Where working these two plans, you can mitigate the risks that a company is prone to, having the possibility to react and get rid of a contingency well.

Processes or phases of the
Disaster Recovery Plan

There are different risks that can negatively impact normal business operations, so you should perform a risk analysis and assessment to see what constitutes the disaster and to what risks it is susceptible to, some more common risks are:

  • Power failures.
  • System or equipment failures.
  • Lack of adequate backups.
  • Human error.
  • Viruses, threats and computer attacks.
  • Employee strikes.
  • Catastrophe.
  • Earthquake
  • Tsunami.
  • Collapse.
  • Fire.

Once each of the risks to which the company is susceptible has been analyzed and evaluated, it is time to design strategies based on mitigating each of the risks found to information security, some of which may be:

Data Vault

A specialized data vault of its kind, in which you can send backups outside the company to a secure alternate site. With a minimum frequency of once a week so that in the worst case you do not lose more than the data of a week.

Alternate Site Backups

Having an alternate third-party processing site to be able to include in this, the sensitive software of the company, as well as all data information and with it facilitate recovery in case the contingency happens in our facilities.

Electrical protection

These sites should have advanced electrical protection systems in place to minimize the effect of variations on delicate electronic equipment, or have systems and subsystems for the provision of uninterrupted power supply (UPS), such as: symmetrical on-line UPSs, emergency plants and electrical transfer systems, fault-tolerant distribution in an ideal scheme N 1, 2N or 2N (1 N).

Fire prevention

Fire prevention is a very important point and virtually the vast majority omit these detection systems: spraying, alarming and extinguishing either manual or automatic; which must be specialized for the case of electronic or computer equipment with the use of inert gases (LMF200, E-Caro, Novec, among others).

On PowerSelf® we have a strategy and methodology of managed services: strategic partnerships with Data Centers, Carriers and manufacturers directly of parts, components and infrastructure of high availability and fault tolerance.

It has a large distributed own infrastructure and top-notch Business Class services.

PowerSelf® it focuses directly on service based on economies of scale, allowing a customer to share our infrastructure and technology without having to make high investments.

We offer solutions according to your technical needs, size and budget. What makes us the best option by offering a specialized guarantee with the best cost-benefit of the IT market, locally and internationally.

Once each of the strategies the company needs has been budgeted and contracted, it is necessary to implement them as soon as possible in order to start the Disaster Recovery Plan and/or Business Continuity Plan. Because this depends on factors such as: the amount of information, type of infrastructure, time windows to make changes, adjustments or add-ons, and the complexity of the time strategies and general deployment conditions that can be taken.

On PowerSelf® we recommend that a full assessment be made assessing the risks involved in such implementation.

Like any good plan, it needs to go through different tests to be able to know and measure if it is fulfilling what is expected and if there are details that need to be adjusted, since, if it does not work and have a contingency, there will have been no case of having a problem having it.

It should also be constantly monitoring to monitor its performance, making sure it works as expected, planning preventive maintenance sessions and strengthening it as much as possible and as necessary.

Data protection

Data protection

With the growth and adoption of information technologies and the trust placed on the management of crucial data and systems, the landscape has changed in recent years in favor of irreplaceable data protection, as well as the continuity of systems on a permanent basis.

Large and complex systems

Large and complex systems

Now increasingly, we have larger and more complex systems that support the complete operation of the whole company, where if it fails, everything failed and in these cases the same people of the company are left without being able to perform the large amount of their daily activities and tasks.

Disaster recovery

Disaster recovery

Companies that have managed to position themselves in the market as leaders of their turn, are estimated to spend up to 25% of their budget on disaster recovery projects; they do this in order to avoid larger losses, since having a contingency and not being able to recover effectively would mean losing or raising with respect to their competition.

By choosing PowerSelf®, you’ll be working with a 100% reliable partner focused on proactive and reactive cybersecurity who knows, knows and has your own tools to deliver disaster continuity plans and understand your technical needs by protecting both your information and your finances.

Through the Disaster Recovery and Continuity Plan, proactive security and that we can limit the loss and risks of damage and risks of damage, loss and sabotage of your data and business systems as well as help the recovery of your data and business systems in an agile, accurate way, safe and fast.