03 Jun 2020

Does your manufacturing business need a disaster recovery solution?

About 80% of manufacturers expect that the pandemic will have a financial impact on their business, according to a recent survey of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), significantly higher than the 48% of cross-industry companies that are concerned about the same impact, which is based on CFO responses to a recent PwC survey.1

Given this, when you operate a manufacturing firm, downtime simply isn’t an option. You have strict deadlines and output requirements, and delays in delivery can have a serious impact on your overall supply chain. Delays can also be costly in terms of your long-term relationships with retailers, brokers and end customers.

Unfortunately, technology disasters do sometimes occur, and can have a serious impact on your business. If you lose the ability to operate key aspects of your infrastructure, or your applications, you may also end up losing valuable customers.

For this reason, it’s important to invest in a IT replication and recovery solution that is reliable, external to your operation and quick to activate in an emergency. To ensure fast and effective recovery, many manufacturing businesses are turning to the cloud – opting for solutions such as Brennan IT’s Cloud Disaster Recovery service.

What is Brennan IT’s Cloud Disaster Recovery service, and how does it work?

Cloud Disaster Recovery involves real-time replication of your on-premise virtual servers, with all of your data stored in Brennan IT’s secure private cloud. In the event of a disaster, extended outage, or ransomware infection of your primary IT infrastructure, your data can be quickly and easily restored – typically, within hours.

The service is cost-efficient, automated and simple – eliminating large, up-front capital investments of replica IT infrastructure and providing peace of mind. Unlike some replication technologies in the market that primarily offer data protection along with cumbersome snapshots and backup procedures, Brennan IT’s Cloud Disaster Recovery provides continuous replication with zero impact on application performance in normal conditions. In the event of disaster declaration, we failover to your replicated servers in our cloud, make necessary network changes and inform you when you’re ready to connect. Once your primary site is back online, we then failback and you’re back to normal operations.

Annual disaster recovery testing by booting up all or some replicated servers in an isolated network is included in your fee, giving you confidence and helping meeting compliance audits.

What are the benefits to your manufacturing business?

  • Reduced business risk and increased regulatory compliance. Brennan IT’s Cloud Disaster Recovery solutions meet the Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery requirements set out by regulatory bodies, APRA and ASIC.
  • Reduced costs. Cloud Disaster Recovery removes the need for significant investment in failover infrastructure. Its monthly, pay-for-use pricing model allows your business to fund a disaster recovery solution as an operational, rather than a capital expense.
  • Superior performance. Disaster Recovery to the Cloud offers proven reliability and is backed by a guaranteed SLA. Our cloud infrastructure is harnessed to deliver fast replication and recovery.
  • Easy deployment. Cloud Disaster Recovery to the Cloud is simple to deploy alongside existing backup systems and its network traffic is separated.

Want to learn more about Cloud Disaster Recovery?

Give the expert team at Brennan IT a call on 1300 500 000 or visit our Business Continuity Solutions page.


1 https://www.pwc.com/us/en/library/covid-19/coronavirus-impacts-industrial-manufacturing.html