AOT’s disaster recovery solutions enhance your organization’s competitive edge

In today’s challenging business environment, fast access to information represents an advantage that translates into a real competitive edge. Protecting, recovering, and ensuring availability of your organization’s information resources in the event of a disaster is critical. Customers demand up-to-date product and service information; employees require access to business-critical data, and regulatory agencies mandate the amount of time some businesses are required to get back online. If a disaster occurs, customers simply cannot afford to have their business-critical systems down.

AOT and our partners co-develop and co-deliver solutions to help satisfy your organization’s needs across a wide variety of IT environments

As a result of our strategic alliances with hardware and software providers, we can help you address and overcome business continuity challenges. We’ve developed a complete range of pre-bundled disaster recovery solutions spanning best-of-breed technology, coupled them with our people and processes and tailored them to meet your needs.

At AOT we help you meet your business continuity demands, cost-effectively and within budget.

We have three levels of disaster recovery solutions, so there’s sure to be a package that covers your organization’s specific DR needs.

DR Managed Services - Gold

Our DR Gold Service provides dedicated hot-standby servers hosted at our data center.

Data is synchronized periodically between your production system(s) and DR designated hot-standby server(s) on a replication schedule determined by your recovery target and network environment. Depending on your network environment and data replication schedule, you can engineer anywhere from a 15-minute to a 12-hour recovery period.

Data replication can be provided through replication software, Storage Area Network (SAN) replication, data switch replication, or many other forms of data replication. AOT will outline data replication options and costs upon the completion of an initial assessment of your requirements.

DR Managed Services - Silver

Our DR Silver Service provides dedicated servers pre-installed and implemented according to your specifications, hosted at AOT data center(s) on a warm stand-by basis.

In the event a disaster is declared your backup tapes, containing the most current copy of your applications and data, would be delivered to your DR designated data center to be restored on your dedicated servers to the point in time of the latest full or incremental backup. Your network and/or its users would be cut over to your DR network to access the AOT data center hosted server(s).

Data replication can be provided through replication software, Storage Area Network (SAN) replication, data switch replication, or many other forms of data replication. AOT will outline data replication options and costs upon the completion of an initial assessment of your requirements.

DR Managed Services - Bronze

Our DR Bronze Service provides you with compatible servers guaranteed to be available at AOT data center(s) the next business day following the declaration of a disaster.

AOT will install and implement the servers to your specifications upon your DR activation. Your backup tapes containing the most current copy of your applications and data would then be delivered to your DR designated data center to be restored to the point in time of the latest full or incremental backup.

Your network and/or its users would be cut over to the AOT data center’s network to access the AOT data center hosted server(s).

Key features of AOT’s disaster recovery solutions

Implementation services – how we work closely with you

Our professional services team work with you to develop a customized DR solution that mirrors your business objectives.

AOT’s experienced consultants review your existing IT environment, security policies and business impact analysis document to create detailed requirement specifications. Based on this review, we document how AOT will design and configure your disaster recovery solution and develop the recovery process and business continuity plans (BCP).

This documentation includes plans for implementation and configuration of the entire solution.

Once implementation is complete, our consultants will conduct performance and validation testing to ensure that the IT disaster recovery process (ITDRP) conforms to the documented design.

AOT then provides the disaster recovery solution overview and skills transfer to your systems administrators or operators.

Additionally, we provide you with an operational run book describing basic operating procedures and the complete recovery and fallback procedure from various perspectives – business stakeholders, IT management systems engineers, and business users.

DR activities and deliverables in more detail

We begin the process with a project kickoff and pre-planning meeting to establish the goals of the project and schedules for implementation.

Here is a breakdown of the typical deliverables that make up an AOT disaster recovery solution