Disaster Recovery & Backup
In the event of an unplanned outage or disaster, Atlantic Metro can provide your business complete data protection with an automatic failover to one of our secure data centers for continuous access to applications and data during the recovery cycle.
Atlantic Metro's Disaster Recovery and Backup service offers you a strategic solution to protect your business and its critical data.
Our goal is to help you protect your business. Atlantic Metro can replicate your computing infrastructure using our business continuity cloud-based service model. This service ensures that your data and application services are always available.
With Atlantic Metro's Disaster Recovery and Backup solution, we provide great support for various operating systems, platforms and applications, and because we manage it all, you experience a higher level of service with no cost of ownership associated with maintaining hardware and software.
Our Disaster Recovery and Backup services provide your business with:
- High availability and uptime with rapid replication backup to one of our secure data centers.
- Lower total cost of ownership; saving time and money by replicating your environment.
- Managed recovery services to reduce business risk and support compliance.
- Continuous data protection to capture saved data in real-time.
Understanding Your Options
Having a backup or redundant IT service solution and business continuity plan in place before a disaster occurs can reduce the amount of time you may be affected. Good planning, including mitigation measures can help you minimize or avoid financial losses and damages, as well as help your business satisfy legal requirement and meet Industry Compliance Standards (SOX, PCI-DSS, HIPPA etc.) As a customer, there several key elements to consider when you are evaluating or making decisions about how to strengthen your existing infrastructure:
- Network Redundancy – Access to corporate resources, such as data and email often rely on network connectivity. Redundant networks are designed to eliminate single points of failure and ensure that connectivity still is available if service via your primary network path is interrupted. Work is interrupted less often for users because the network continues to function. Redundant network connections (built as physical loops) can not only serve as a backup, it can be used concurrently with the primary connection, thus increasing speed and the amount of data that can be transferred in a given time.
- Server Redundancy – Deploying one or more redundant servers is another means to minimize downtime should a server fail, especially during a natural disaster or power outage that causes a datacenter site to be unavailable. Using a process known as automatic failover, operations of the primary server are transferred to the secondary device when a failure or interruption is detected. This transition can be designed to happen transparently and without the need for any human interaction. Servers that handle heavy traffic may employ the services of secondary redundant servers to help balance the load. Redundant servers can be either dedicated physical machines, virtual machine hosted in the cloud, or a hybrid solution that leverage both technologies. Similar to implementing a redundant network connection, secondary server resources can be leveraged during normal period of operations and improve day-to-day performance, as well as serve as a backup solutions. Implementing a secondary server is a win-win situation, as it can provide you with more processing power and allow you to continue operating your business should an interruption occur.
- Backup Data Storage – In an enterprise, because the loss of business data can be catastrophic, it is important that a backup storage solution is in place. Backups have two distinct purposes. The primary purpose is to recover data after its loss, be it by data deletion or corruption. The secondary purpose of backups is to recover data from an earlier time, according to a customer-defined data retention policy, typically configured within a backup application for how long copies of data are stored. Though backups popularly represent a simple form of disaster recovery, they should be part of a comprehensive disaster recovery and business continuity plan.
- Location Diversity – When implementing any disaster recovery or business continuity solution, the location of your service and datacenter facilities should be considered. Choosing an offsite secondary location for your disaster recovery services has its benefits, particularly during natural disasters. Atlantic Metro Communication offers services in the New York metropolitan area, New Jersey, Chicago, and Los Angeles as well as diverse paths of connectivity via its nationwide network, enabling customers to host services at multiple locations throughout the country.
- Expertise & Knowledge – If you have never considered adding disaster recovery or backup solutions to your existing services, or thought it would be too expensive, now may be the time to reevaluate. Atlantic Metro's experts are here to help you understand your options and develop cost-effective solutions that meet the specific needs of your business.