03 Jun 2020

Does Your Manufacturing Business Need A Disaster Recovery Solution?

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

This means that when operating a manufacturing firm, downtime simply isn’t an option. The combination of strict deadlines, output requirements, and delays in delivery can have a serious impact on your overall supply chain – and these delays can also be costly and harmful to long-term relationships with retailers, brokers and end-customers.

Unfortunately, technology disasters do sometimes occur and can have a serious impact on your business, and 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 data replication solution and a data recovery solution that is reliable, external to your operation, and can be quickly activated in an emergency. To ensure fast and effective data recovery, many manufacturing businesses are turning to the cloud, opting for solutions such as Brennan IT’s Cloud Disaster Recovery service.

What is Cloud Disaster Recovery?

Cloud Disaster Recovery (cloud DR) is a number of strategies, plans, and services that back up data and applications. Data backup can be to a public cloud or private cloud environment, and may involve a service provider.

How does Cloud Disaster Recovery work?

Brennan IT’s 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, which is typically within hours.

This service is cost-efficient, automated and simple, eliminating large upfront 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.

For instance, in the event of a disaster declaration, we failover to your replicated servers in our cloud, make necessary the 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 of Cloud Disaster Recovery?

  • 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, and its monthly pay-for-use pricing model allows your business to fund a disaster recovery solution as an operational expense, 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 is simple to deploy alongside existing backup systems and its network traffic is separated.

Talk to an expert

When disaster strikes, people often panic. Trusting Brennan IT with your disaster recovery is the smartest way to get a cost-effective plan in place that gets your organisation back to normal sooner. Get in touch to talk with one of our disaster recovery specialists today.


Article Sources:

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


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