Did you know that 94% of companies suffering from a catastrophic data loss do not survive, according to a report from the University of Texas? DTI/PricewaterhouseCoopers found that 7 out of 10 organizations that experienced a major data loss are out of business within a year. The National Federation of Independent Businesses says 10% of small businesses will experience such a loss from human error.
Developing and implementing a disaster recovery program is crucial to the survival of your business. Yet according to Forrester’s 2017 The State of Disaster Recovery Preparedness, only 18% of respondents feel confident they could recover their datacenter in the event of a site failure or disaster event and only 37% rate themselves as prepared.
Having a comprehensive disaster recovery (DR) plan not only enables your business to stay viable but can also be critical for complying with regulatory or legal requirements, meeting fiduciary responsibilities, and we are seeing more often DR being required in more and more customer contracts.
A true DR solution requires that your data to be housed and accessible away from your datacenter. Interlink’s Azure Site Recovery Service can be the key part of your business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) strategy by replicating your workloads running on physical and virtual machines from a primary site to a secondary location. When an outage occurs at your primary site, you fail over to a secondary location and access your apps from there. The Azure Site Recovery (ASR) is a great solution for these DR needs while the data can be replicated to either a secondary data center or right up into Azure. ASR can be automated to have workloads running at the secondary site in minutes after the primary site has gone down.
The Interlink DR solution supports applications on-premises or that are already housed within Azure, providing comprehensive coverage across Linux, Windows, VMware and Hyper-V virtual machines, and physical servers.
There are several major components to any DR solution. The first is a tool to copy data from the production systems to the backup systems. We also need to have sufficient bandwidth to move the data, storage for the data at rest, and compute power at the ready to be used in the event of a disaster.
Ease of Testing
The experts at Interlink guide you through the entire process of moving to an Azure Site Recovery Solution. We work with you to identify the priority of the servers to be replicated to Azure, install the Azure agents on each server, set up the appropriate networking, and begin replicating to Azure.
We offer a unique set of services to help you build and manage your DR solution. We can help you develop your recovery plan and then monitor the service to ensure that it keeps running.
We perform regular scheduled testing by simulating a disaster and failing over your servers to Azure. By engaging Interlink, we work with your team to help prevent DR testing from being forgotten.
Interlink has been recognized by Microsoft as a top partner for helping clients adopt cloud technologies. As a Microsoft Gold Cloud Partner, Interlink is uniquely qualified to help you transition to an Azure Site Recovery solution. We become your advocate, helping you navigate Microsoft’s programs, licensing, and incentives.
Implementing Interlink’s Azure Site Recovery Services along with Azure Backup Managed Services ensures that you have great protection if an incident occurs. Interlink’s Azure Backup Managed Services provides an immediate solution to recreating data and Azure Site Recovery addresses the larger issue of bringing your applications back online following a loss in a disaster event. The amount and importance of data continues to expand and is essential to your business success.
To learn more on how Interlink can help, contact us today!
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