Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery

Comprehensive strategies, plans and backups that protect everything you’ve worked for

Operate through any downtime event and quickly return to full functionality after a crisis

To be in business is to rely on data and IT systems, especially as businesses become increasingly technology-driven. But natural disasters, cyberattacks and other unpredictable events continually threaten your business, as they can wipe out data, damage equipment and endanger lives. Without comprehensive Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery services from CloudCoCo, you could join the many businesses that close down after a disaster.

Our Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery strategies and services ensure your business continuity in the event of any unplanned interruption. We’ll back up your data and IT systems and provide clear, step-by-step contingency plans to keep you operational during a crisis and quickly return to full functionality afterwards. Your employees will know how to safely react in an emergency, your customers and stakeholders will be confident and your business's future will be protected.

Our Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery services deliver long-term business value with:


Comprehensive plans to safeguard your hardware, digital assets and employees

More trust internally and externally, which strengthens your brand and reputation

Improved compliance with stringent security and safety requirements

Scalable solutions that keep your growing business covered

UK businesses of all sizes and industries trust us with their IT assets because we deliver:


Comprehensive solutions including 24/7 monitoring, expert consultation and encrypted cloud storage, backed by regular testing and software updates

Automatically replicated backups locally and in the cloud, with built-in archiving for on-demand restoration

Business impact analysis (BIA) to fully understand how a crisis would affect your assets and critical operations

Precisely calculated RTOs and RPOs to determine the most effective recovery and continuity solutions

Rapid data recovery that minimises downtime and keeps productivity high

FAQ

It’s a cloud computing service that allows a business to automatically make and store copies of its data and infrastructure in an off-site, third-party data centre. Combined with step-by-step restoration plans, this allows them to quickly access their data and restore operations during downtime events.

  • Back-up only plans – consist of basic daily backups of your files, stored on-site on a removable drive and in an off-site data centre
  • Cold site DR – involves renting out a secondary facility to set up a temporary office in the event that a disaster has caused long-term damage to the primary facility. Prices are cheaper, but recovery is slower and more labour-intensive, as it only provides basic capabilities.
  • Warm site DR – contains all the elements of a cold site, but with additional storage and hardware. It is ‘ready to go’ in one sense, but still needs to have data transported to it in the event of a disaster.
  • Hot site DR – an identical facility set up in a remote location with all the hardware, software and data preloaded. Hot sites are active and up to date at all times.
  • Virtual DR – a managed service provider creates a working copy of your entire computing environment, including servers, systems, apps and data. These copies (or virtual machines) can be run on any workstation (even compromised ones), so you can resume work immediately after an incident. You will also save time and money as the MSP maintains it for a low monthly fee.

The main elements of a DR plan include:

  • A business impact analysis to identify and assess the impact of risks, as well as calculate RTOs and RPOs
  • Clear communication plans and assignments for different roles
  • Plans to protect your equipment (like wrapping it in plastic or getting it off the floor)
  • Plans to backup data and ensure accessibility during and quickly after incidents
  • Detailed asset inventory
  • Pictures of the office and equipment (before and after prep)
  • Service restoration plans

It depends on the type of disaster and the type of solutions each business has. It may involve moving to a hot or cold site office in the event of a flood, or it may involve running virtual machines (off-site copies of systems and files) from the primary office until a cybersecurity event has been resolved.