Continuity and Disaster Recovery

A base component of NAN’s Five C’s Pyramid is Continuity and Disaster Recovery (DR). As the last line of defense when calamity strikes, a company’s preparedness posture can mean the difference between quickly continuing operations with little to no downtime, to a complete disaster that threatens the very existence of the organization. There are several options when designing and implementing your disaster plan, each with advantages and disadvantages. Let NAN help you determine your requirements and develop a custom plan for keeping your operation running even when disaster strikes.

An organization’s continuity plan is made up of various components that will include backup links, redundant paths, cold and warm storage, replicated environments, and alternate locations. Everything is based upon a tolerance level determined in advance. While some companies can withstand 24, 48 or even 72 hours of downtime, others might be out of business if their systems are offline for even 4 hours. NAN’s continuity planners will take all these requirements into consideration and develop the right plan for your business. The end result is a comprehensive plan that goes well beyond a backup tape stored in a safe deposit box. The plan will be developed and tested in advance to ensure it satisfies the needs of the company and its customers.

When a weather, fire, water, power or communications disaster strikes, the common questions are:

  • What is our recovery time objective?
  • Where is our data stored and can we get to it?
  • What applications must be brought back online?
  • Where do the employees go to continue operations?

If the continuity plan has been tested and is in place, the Disaster Recovery process begins. NAN will assist in bringing up the services required to continue operations which might include alternate locations for employees, spinning up “at-the-ready” servers and re-routing voice and data communications. NAN has extensive experience with backup and recovery with several major corporations, and can ensure you are back up and running in no time.

As an Internet Services Provider we deliver more than Internet access. We provide a suite of IP and Cloud based services that allow you to leverage the latest technology and turn it into a competitive advantage. Instead of delivering bandwidth to solve your business issues, we deliver true IP and Cloud solutions designed to meet today’s business challenges. You won’t have to ask when it will be available, it’s here now.

Our focus on the core elements that today’s businesses need has led to the development of NAN’s 5 C’s:

The foundation for communication must be reliable and efficient. NAN emphasizes a high-availability, redundant solution, using a cost effective backup link and automatic failover. Relationships with major carriers and technology solutions ensure NAN can provide 10G DIA and MPLS via Ethernet, legacy T1, NxT1 and T3 circuits, wireless links, or any combination thereof.

Cloud Computing is the transformative shift underway in the IP market. NAN offers its clients a wide range of cloud and managed services including VMware based infrastructure solutions, VoIP solutions, Network Based Firewall, Hosted Exchange, Lync and SharePoint, Cisco router, firewall and switch management and many others.

The increased dependency upon technology has heightened the need for disaster recovery, business continuity and redundancy plans. NAN can provide various solutions to provide peace of mind that include VEEAM and Zerto replication and backup, cold, warm, and hot VMware instances, SRM solutions, collocation options and pure backup.

For the client who requires a hardware presence for a public, private or hybrid cloud, NAN offers collocation services at multiple locations. Each location offers state of the art backup and redundancy options for power, IP access, and multi-carrier connectivity.

Compliance & Security   
The regulatory environment, each year, imposes more and more requirements on businesses, with a particular emphasis on the medical and financial sectors. NAN products and services are SSAE16 and PCI ready and additional services such as Network Based Firewall and VMware infrastructure encryption are available to meet all your needs.