AIS BusinessRecovery Makes Disaster Recovery Easy
Regardless of company size or industry, ensuring that mission-critical IT resources can withstand disruption is absolutely necessary in today’s networked economy.
Whether for physical disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes, or virtual mayhem caused by malicious or faulty software, it is pure folly to NOT enlist the help of disaster recovery companies and have a solid disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity (BC) plan in place. AIS Data Centers can help.
Think about it: If your company’s computing infrastructure were to crash and burn right now, how much financial loss would your business suffer?
Would such financial loss be acceptable? If not, then here is what you need to do:
Four Steps for Disaster Recovery Planning
- Pick a geographically diverse site from your primary location as a backup site – e.g., Phoenix
- Copy / store your critical data, applications, and systems to that backup site
- Replicate your primary site info to the backup site as often as needed to keep it current
- Have a plan in place – and periodically practice – for a scenario in which your primary site goes down and the network diverts to the backup site
Geographic Diversity Is Essential
Note that the first step of the disaster recovery plan is physical separation of primary and backup site infrastructure. This implies geographic diversity.
For San Diego businesses, Phoenix is considered an excellent location for backup facilities (and vice versa). In terms of protection from natural disasters, Phoenix is one of the safest places in the country.
AIS BusinessRecovery Considerations
- How much data are you backing up each night?
- What is the total amount of data being backed up?
- What kind of backup software are you using?
- What kind of systems are you using for backup? (e.g., tape, disk)
- What types of data is being backed up?
- What is your retention policy and duration for backed up data?
- Are you governed by any regulations surrounding your backups?
- Do you have a business continuity plan in place for ongoing operations during a disaster?
Based on decades of experience and literally hundreds of customer engagements, AIS Data Centers provides tailored disaster recovery and business continuity solutions based on a four-part lifecycle:
- Assess: Our engineers work with you to determine critical assets and your disaster recovery objectives, including Recovery Time Objective and Recovery Point Objective. The goal is to define key resources and operational requirements.
- Design: Our team designs an architecture appropriate for your solution. Research and testing is performed to ensure proper integration with your infrastructure.
- Implement: We conduct a dry run by implementing the suggested solution on our own infrastructure. Everything is tested including simulation of multiple failure scenarios.
- Operate: Once deployed on your infrastructure, tested, and approved, we perform monitoring and maintenance. Periodic re-testing is scheduled with you to verify that recovery and restoration performance continues to meet your evolving needs.
Disaster Recovery Domain Expertise Matters
AIS Data Centers is the Southwest’s market leader for business-ready IT infrastructure for companies that value security, compliance, connectivity, and support.
Our mission is to provide innovative and trusted IT infrastructure solutions that enable clients to focus on their core business.
We operate five data centers in San Diego, one data center in Phoenix, and a large high-capacity network spanning the Southwest – including Tier 1 Internet peering in Los Angeles.
Headquartered locally since 1989 and with over 500 corporate customers, our team understands that there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to disaster recovery.
With AIS Data Centers, you can be confident that the disaster recovery plan we develop with you will be tailored to your company’s current needs yet scalable to accommodate future growth.
Data Center Locations
AIS Data Centers operates multiple SSAE 16 compliant, SOC 1, 2, and 3 Type 2 audited colocation and cloud facilities San Diego and Phoenix:
- Lightwave Data Center (LWDC) – San Diego
- Fiber Alley Data Centers 1, 2, 3 (FADC) – San Diego
- San Diego Tech Center (SDTC) – San Diego
- Van Buren Data Center (VBDC) – Phoenix
Phoenix is one of the safest locations in the country in terms of protection from natural disasters and is considered an excellent repository for backup facilities.
To maximize performance, security, and reliability, AIS Data Centers manages its own redundant optical network, which allows real-time service delivery from multiple points on the Internet to any AIS facility.
Many clients use Layer 3 VPN connectivity on the AIS Data Centers network to enable rapid restoration in Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity situations.
Path diversity between San Diego and Phoenix is via a direct “southern” route (i.e., San Diego – Phoenix) and a redundant “northern” route (San Diego – Los Angeles – Las Vegas – Phoenix).
Protected and unprotected Layer 3 VPN connectivity is provided in increments from 100Mbps to multiple Gigabit Ethernet connections.
High Availability Load Balancing
AIS Data Centers has deployed Global Load Balancers and Local Traffic Managers to provide large-scale service redundancy and service continuity amongst and between each of our fault-tolerant data centers.
These world-class building blocks are used in conjunction with inherent high availability network redundancy to meet client recovery / continuity requirements.
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