Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery

Our DR facilities can provide an ideal environment to house your critical data. MCS is able to build a complete solution from the ground up or supplement an existing one. MCS can house your data securely and provide as much capacity as needed for your company to run from our data center in the event of a disaster. MCS has the tools and the expertise to make sure your company can survive a data center disaster.

Your company servers securely replicated to our data center
  • Near real-time data synchronization
  • Mirrored servers to provide enough processing when a DR plan in invoked
  • Creation of a DR Plan that is simple to follow and useful during an emergency
  • We can replicate from VMware or Hyper-V environments. We also support bare metal servers running Windows Server or Linux.

Business Continuation

Photo of MCS business continuation centerJust having a copy of your critical data may not be enough without an office for key personnel to work. That’s why MCS offers office space adjacent to our data center. If, for any reason, your place of business becomes unavailable, key employees can work from our facility.

  • Workstations provide access to a PC, phone, copier, and all of the essential office components typical to any office building.
  • Each reserved workstation can be loaded with your custom image to allow you to access your applications just as if you were still at the office
  • Users of our DR Workstations have access to our in-house IT engineers for support

Why is Disaster Recovery Important?

Digital data has become the life blood of any organization. Without it, sales can't be made, customers can't be helped, and business grinds to a halt. We often hear that data backups should be thought of as insurance policies, when in reality this is a poor analogy. Insurance only offers financial compensation after a loss has already happened. A well implemented disaster recovery plan can reverse a loss. How can a company put a price on the loss of customer records, accounting data, and the information that it has been painstakingly building for years?

"93% of companies that lost their data center for 10 days or more due to a disaster filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster. 50% of businesses that found themselves without data management for this same time period filed for bankruptcy immediately."
--National Archives & Records Administration in Washington

More than just bad weather

When the term Disaster Recovery is mentioned, it invokes images of tornadoes, fires, floods, and hurricanes. It does not take a severe act of nature to render your servers unusable. Human error can account for more work stoppages than mother nature. A simple hardware failure on a critical server can cause permanent data loss and take several days to correct. In the mean time, those with a DR plan will recover, while those without one may be facing problems for years to come.

There is also a compliance factor to having a DR plan. When companies forge new relationships with one another, there are often terms of the engagement that require a DR plan. Why wait until there is a deadline to produce a hastily prepared document when MCS can build a solid plan to have on file? As a small-medium business grows, having a disaster plan in place becomes necessary to work with larger organizations.

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