Disaster Recovery and BCP

As IT systems have become increasingly critical to the smooth operation of a company, and arguably the economy as a whole, the importance of ensuring the continued operation of those systems, or the rapid recovery of the systems, has increased. Most large companies spend considerable part of their IT budget on disaster recovery planning, with the aim of avoiding larger losses in the event that the business cannot continue to function due to loss of IT infrastructure and data. As a result, preparation for continuation or recovery of systems needs to be taken very seriously. This involves a significant investment of time and money with the aim of ensuring minimal losses in the event of a disruptive event. Control measures are steps or mechanisms that can reduce or eliminate various threats for organizations. Different types of measures can be included in Business Continuity Planning / Disaster Recovery Planning.

Disaster Recovery planning is a subset of a larger process known as Business Continuity Planning and should include planning for resumption of applications, data, hardware, communications (such as networking) and other IT infrastructure. A Business Continuity Plan (BCP) includes planning for non-IT related aspects such as key personnel, facilities, crisis communication and reputation protection, and should refer to the Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) for IT related infrastructure recovery / continuity.

Radical DR and Availability Management Solutions

Radical brings to you a comprehensive DR and Availability management solution comprising of the following services –

Strategic Consulting – Radical has the expertise and the technology know-how to understand your business processes and identify your mission-critical functions. Our business Impact Analysis and Review services will help identify threats and the associated business impact. Our report will illustrate a custom–developed DR solution in tune with your business needs.

Monitoring and Management – Our Tool-based DR Management is a tried and tested solution. Radical also offers the requisite support and services that are necessary to monitor the plan. We work on regular reviews and updates and periodic switch back/switch over drills keeping a hawk eye on the DR solution.

Deployment and Implementation – We have the necessary tools, technology and the personnel who can engineer the solution deployment. We work on alternate strategies, work on a cost-benefit analysis and narrow down on the one that works best. Our Implementation team has the necessary experience and knowledge to manage implementation effectively.

DR is not a one-time activity; it is an ongoing process from the time of strategizing the plan to managing it. Radical’s DR team follows international benchmark practices in DR solutions and management and partners with you to create a successful, ongoing DR culture in your organizations.

The Big Picture

Full Portfolio of Radical Softwares DR and BCP offerings ranges from comprehensive consulting, monitoring support to complete project implementation. A robust DR plan must:

  • Protect against potential threats
  • Minimize disruption and operational losses
  • Manage the recovery operation in an organized and effective manner
  • Restore and build back confidence of investors, stakeholders and customers
  • Manage brand image and reputation

Open Source Migration

Radical can help your organization realize the performance, scalability, and security benefits of deploying Open Source products. Each of our service engagements are designed to help you accelerate deployments of Open Source technologies, making sure you get it right the first time so you can focus on what’s most important-driving greater business value.

Assessments

Assessments are designed to help you make smart infrastructure decisions from the start. You’ll receive a detailed analysis of your current environment and recommendations for how to successfully implement Open Source technologies, next steps, and an estimate of associated costs and benefits.

Migration Services

If you are looking for ways to shed the costs and performance limitations of your existing IT systems by migrating to Open Source systems then Radical Softwares can help. We analyze your existing IT environment to project the costs and benefits associated with a migration to Open Source systems. Radical helps you with the data you need to make sound business decisions about a potential migration to Open Source systems. Radical consultants are experts in Open Source technologies who guide you through the migration TCO and ROI service. Our consultants provide you with valuable insight into migration best practices. Our approach ensures that your migration helps you maximize cost savings and efficiencies during the transition, speed up time to production, and drive up your ROI.

Our Approach

During an Open Source Migration project, Radical will:

    • Hold a kickoff meeting to review and assess your IT environment
    • Identify migration objectives and establish project dependencies
    • Review client-provided data and identify gaps if any
    • Perform cost benefit analysis of migration activity
    • Provide a customized proposed solution to suit the client needs
    • Execute the solution after clients go ahead