After recent flooding disaster, one engineering company decided to improve disaster recovery.

Engineering firm improves disaster recovery time

Stephen Perkins

After flooding in 2011, Australian engineering services firm Thiess decided to migrate data for a better business continuity and disaster recovery plan. Danger from natural disasters in concert with the large data growth made Chris Montgomery, infrastructure manager for Thiess ICT, realize that their plan for data backup was not good enough, as there were two data centers located in a single state, one it owned and one that was interactive but managed by the business. 

"If anything happened with any system and we lost data in any way, we wanted to be able to recover it quickly," Montgomery said. "We didn't want to run into situations where there was conflicts between backups and restores; we wanted to be able to do the restores at the same time and continue to backup as per normal."

After adding a better data backup and disaster recovery solution by replacing 80 percent of its storage infrastructure, Montgomery said they cut failover to disaster recovery 83 percent.

ComputerWeekly said disaster recovery helps organizations protect IT environments and operating systems, so there must be continuous testing and improvements made to the system throughout its lifecycle for the best possible backup solution and recovery times.

Categories: Disaster Recovery