Is your IT infrastructure currently recoverable in hours? Minutes? IBM Recoverability Assessment measures your actual ability to meet recovery objectives for crucial business processes. Our consultants help you identify weaknesses in your current IT recovery environment, identify specific requirements that enable you to recover from any business disruption and recommend steps to help your company resume operations quickly and accurately.
Without a process for continually reassessing your backup and recovery procedures against changes in your business and IT systems, you may find that what worked six months ago no longer provides adequate protection. That is because recoverability today depends on complex inter-recovery procedures that have been established over time, by a number of different people, based on isolated parameters and business objectives.
Moreover, strong backup procedures for individual systems do not necessarily add up to a cohesive safeguard for your entire enterprise. Even the smallest, easily overlooked details can derail the best-laid plans. Offsite vaulting of backup tapes will not help you recover from a Saturday night outage if your off-site storage vendor is inaccessible on the weekend, and improperly labelled media can add hours to a time-critical recovery.
IBM Business Continuity Consultants can perform an independent assessment of your current IT environment and your backup and recovery procedures. Our objective is to determine system by system if you can truly meet the time frames and data recovery points you have set forth for your critical business processes.
Working closely with your IT staff, we conduct a detailed, technology-based review of your production environment and supporting IT infrastructure to determine why the procedures were developed and whether or not they work as intended. This assessment considers the following:
The results of this engagement include: