Disaster Recovery Assessment

How prepared is your organization for a disaster? What types of disasters have you planned for? Have you budgeted enough to ensure your ability to recover after a disaster or a catastrophic failure of one of your critical IT systems? What policies and procedures do you have in place to maintain an effective Disaster Recovery Plan? These are all tough questions that need to be asked and adequately answered.

Conducting a periodic review of your Disaster Plan is a business-critical step to ensure your organization can sustain the most likely disasters, and still stay in business. Virtual Density specializes in helping organizations of all types and sizes to meet their responsibilities to their clients, their stakeholders and their employees. Even if an organization has an existing plan, it must perform its due-diligence by constantly reviewing, evaluating and testing its effectiveness... before disaster strikes. An outside team of experts such as ours can add great value and assurance in this area.

Our Approach

Virtual Density's Disaster Recovery Assessment is a comprehensive review of the critical areas of your business, and its ability to sustain a disaster. It provides you with insight to react appropriately in the face of disaster, in a proactive way.

This approach is accomplished in 4 standard stages:

  • Stage 1 - Discovery & Information Gathering
  • Stage 2 - Business & Dependency Analysis
  • Stage 3 - Report Compilation
  • Stage 4 - Presentation of Deliverables

This approach will require approximately 2-3 weeks, depending on the size and complexity of your organization. As part of the process, the Virtual Density assessment team will compile an inventory of Critical Systems, Secondary Systems, and Peripheral Systems, all of which can mean significant business loss in the event of a disaster. As a result, you will now see the Business Priority of each area.

Focus Areas

Our Assessment focuses on areas that can directly or indirectly affect your business in the event of a disaster. These areas include:

  • Personnel and Support Issues
  • Business Systems/Applications
  • Infrastructure Components
  • Power and Environmentals
  • Workplace User Systems/Small Systems

Your Deliverables

As a result of this assessment, you will be provided a written report which may containing the following:

  • An Inventory of Critical Systems
  • Dependency Analysis
  • Current State of Risks
  • Recommendations and Action Plan

The results will be a part of your ongoing proactive DR efforts, and will form the foundation for planning and budgeting your future needs. With a Disaster Recovery Assessment from Virtual Density, you'll have the assurance and certainty that you have completed proper due diligence in protecting your organization. And you'll have an action plan that meets your needs should the worst ever happen. Remember, it's only a disaster if you don't recover.