Designing recovery architectures is a specialized discipline and most in-house personnel do not have the experience, and their BIAs do not reveal the data necessary, to design the optimal solution. And unfortunately, it is contrary to most vendor’s interests to design small solutions. The result is that many organizations are paying too much for their recovery capability. Often, something as simple as placement of hardware can result in dramatic savings. In other cases, application of specialized technologies not understood by in-house personnel, will reduce the footprint while offering synergistic benefits like production fail-over.
This is WTG’s specialty. We offer a unique focus on multi-tiered, multipurpose recovery architectures and on establishing disaster recovery capabilities as an inherent part of continuous business operations. We believe that it is no longer sufficient to address “disaster recovery” or even ”business continuity” as typically defined in the industry. Instead, the focus must be to facilitate continuous business operations…that is, to prevent disaster interruptions as much as possible in the first place. This requires a completely different methodology and different skill and solutions sets than the simple “fail first then recover” model prevalent in the industry. While traditional DR solutions no longer meet the needs of large, multi-platform companies; multipurpose recovery architectures offer a way to contain costs in the face of ever-increasing demands for higher availability. Our architectures leverage the continuously improving price-performance ratio of computing infrastructure, new generation disaster recovery techniques and advanced hardware/software technologies to provide a recovery platform that will improve RTOs and RPOs, simplify recovery planning and scale more cost effectively.
With a multi-purpose recovery architecture, recoverability becomes a natural byproduct of a continuous operating environment.
WTG’s DR Architectures ensure the most effective architecture to meet the stated RTO and RPO objectives. All of our NextGen recovery architectures strive to:
- Leverage existing resources and infrastructure for maximum functionality and minimum cost,
- Inherently offer variable levels of recoverability for varying levels of application criticality,
- Scale up or down to meet changing needs as business requirements evolve,
- Reduce the potential for lost data (RPO) and improve the speed of restoration (RTO),
- Accommodate a varying range of RTOs and RPOs,
- Simplify the recovery process and minimize the “breakage” associated with restoring large numbers of servers,
- Eliminate exposures to create an inherently more disaster-resistant environment,
- Maintain continuous operations (when possible) instead of recovering systems after they are interrupted,
- Utilize advanced techniques in production to gain daily benefits in addition to time of disaster protection,
- Employ the most effective use of both in-house and commercial resources in a multi-tiered solution,
- Support pragmatic ongoing testing and maintenance.