backup / disaster recovery
Imagine for a moment that your entire patient data center is gone. Patient information, computers, facility – everything. Now, imagine that you need to get the work being done in the data center to happen elsewhere, as soon as possible. What would you do?
By thinking about this, you’ve taken the first step in disaster recovery – the ability to bounce back from an event affecting your data center quickly and completely. The type of disaster may vary, but the end goal – getting back to business as usual – is always the same.
A complete disaster recovery plan involves assessing:
- What events denote possible disasters
- Who is authorized to declare a disaster and put your disaster recovery plan into effect
- How to prepare your backup site once a disaster has been declared
- The roles and responsibilities of all key personnel in carrying out the plan
- An inventory of the hardware and software needed to restore production
- A schedule of personnel staffing the backup site, including a rotation schedule to support ongoing operations without burning out disaster team members
- The actions needed to move operations from your backup site to your restored/new data center
Disaster recovery plans often fill multiple loose-leaf binders. The level of detail required is vital – in the event of an emergency, the plan may be the only thing left to help you rebuild and restore operations.
Don’t take chances with such an important document. Let Agil IT help you develop your disaster recovery plan – and update it regularly with testing and reviews.
Contact Agil IT to learn more about designing a plan that’s right for your organization.