Disaster Recovery with Virtualization
This was a service organization in GTA. They had no disaster recovery and business continuity plan for IT infrastructure. If any of the critical elements in the IT infrastructure failed, it could have interrupted the business. The effect could last for days causing loss of business productivity. The objective was to find a cost effective solution to quickly recover from IT infrastructure failures.
Project timeline – This project was completed in 3 months
Approach / methodology
We Identified the IT down time that the business can accommodate with minimal impact on business. Then we studied each and every element in the IT infrastructure that could have an impact on the business continuity. It was revealed that the different elements of the IT infrastructure had different levels of criticality.
Business can function with minimal interruption in the event of any IT hardware or software failure. Business down time due to failure in IT infrastructure was reduced from few days to few minutes. Since the physical servers were virtualized and consolidated into less number of physical servers, it resulted in optimal use of the existing hardware.