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Disaster Recovery

An IT disaster recovery plan is essential to any business that relies on computing as a business function.

All businesses are aware of impending disasters that could strike at any time. The threat from the internet is getting more dangerous and it's well documented that businesses can lose their data to advanced viruses locking or deleting files. Alongside the virtual threats, there are also the physical ones such as fire, theft, disk failure or natural disasters such as flooding.

A good IT disaster recovery plan should cover the business for all eventualities and should be tested annually to ensure that it is still valid and the process and procedures work correctly. We consult with businesses and offer a fully managed disaster recovery plan down to having a 'cold site' (standby site) at our datacenters for fast and reliable recovery. We have several hardware suppliers who are able to deliver replacement hardware the same day and can have a business up-and-running in the agreed time in the plan.

Continuous Data Protection

It's important to look after your data. Watch our quick video to get an overview on how we can help.

Fully managed backup & disaster recovery

If the power in your office fails tonight and all of your computers crash, how quickly can you recover? And more importantly, at what cost? 93% of companies that experience a disaster go out of business within 5 years – even if they can recover in the short term.

We're here to ensure your business doesn't become another statistic. Our business continuity solution is about more than just backup – it's designed to quickly revive your network following any unplanned downtime and ensure your employees are operating productively in almost no time at all.

Unparalleled peace of mind

In today's always-on business landscape, maintaining an effective backup and disaster recovery (BDR) strategy is becoming more important than ever before. Data is playing an increasingly critical role in decision-making processes, and the costs and risks associated with downtime are skyrocketing – not to mention the damage your brand and reputation can suffer in the event of a disaster.

Liit's business continuity solution includes features like continuous data protection, Cloud-based replication and recovery, and more – all for one low fixed monthly price per protected server.

What does that mean? It means you can rest easy knowing that your critical data, emails, reports, and other information are all protected, backed up and securely tucked away until you need them.

Direct support

Having a backup appliance in place is only the first step in a successful business continuity strategy. To minimise the risk of data loss as much as possible, you'll want to have technicians proactively monitoring the entire backup process to ensure things are working as expected.

That's why we have got a dedicated team keeping a watchful eye over your protected servers, ready to jump into action should any problems arise. And if the worst should happen, don't worry – we'll have you back up and running quickly.

Backup for Microsoft 365 / G Suite / Salesforce

Business users of the cloud platform provided by Microsoft 365, Google G Suite or Salesforce automatically expect their data to be backed up just because it is in the cloud. In some instances, they are correct and some of these services do provide a basic backup, but this will not cover your business against many of the common data loss causes. People delete or overwrite data.

This can be done either accidentally or intentionally. If you don't notice that the data is not there within a relatively short period of time, that data will be lost forever. Then there is the ever-present threat of ransomware, other malware and hacks, which can live in systems undetected for long periods of time all whilst causing issues to data and data access.

You can also be presented with situations where if the platform you are using has an outage for long periods of time and you're not able to access your data.

That means that even in the Cloud, data protection is necessary.
Liit Cloud Backup is an Office 365 / G Suite / Salesforce backup solution that backs up your Cloud based data including:

Exchange
Online

SharePoint
for Business

OneDrive
for Business

365
Groups

Microsoft
Teams

Disaster Recovery Planning

A disaster recovery plan is a documented, structured approach that describes how an organisation can quickly resume to function after an unplanned incident. A disaster recovery plan is an essential part of a business continuity plan. It is applied to the aspects of an organisation that depend on a functioning IT infrastructure. A disaster recovery plan aims to help an organisation resolve data loss and recover system functionality so that it can perform in the aftermath of an incident.

A good business needs to ensure it has planned contingencies for disaster eventualities. It's common to think that a disaster will 'never happen to us' and hopefully it never will, but there is nothing more valuable in that situation than a tried and tested plan which can be quickly executed. Liit can work with your business to create, test and update a disaster recovery plan to ensure the critical systems and access by it's users have contingencies in the event of a disaster. The plan should be reviewed at least every 6 months and tested annually to ensure it is still up to date and relevant.

Contact us today to arrange your disaster recovery plan

Disaster Recovery Testing

Having a comprehensive disaster recovery plan is one thing but without testing that plan, you'll never know what could be improved or what important detail is missing, until it's too late and you find you are in the midst of a real disaster.

Test, test and test again is one of the great IT mottos we live by here at Liit. We understand the value in having a perfectly executed plan that's been regularly tested, having been in a real life disaster where a client's head office caught fire and the entire building and its contents went up in smoke (luckily nobody was hurt).

We've come to appreciate that in a real life disaster there are many factors that you don't take into account whilst planning, and testing a plan is the next best thing to ensure you are fully prepared for the worst that may come. Get in touch if you would like to discuss options on Disaster Recovery planning and testing. Don't leave it until you need it.