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What is Business Continuity? 

Business continuity can be defined as a company’s ability to produce its products or service at an acceptable predefined level following a disruptive incident. (Source: ISO 22301 :2012) 

 

Why is Business Continuity Important? 

Business interruptions can be very expensive and detrimental to the health of a company. During the downtime caused by an interruption, companies suffer from loses in revenues in addition to a reduction in profits. In the past when companies were mainly paper driven and information processing was done using batch-processing, a few days of downtime was not such a big deal. Nowadays as technology is becoming faster and cheaper, more and more companies are starting to computerize most of it’s critical business activities. It is now crucial to have systems in place that will minimize the impact of unexpected downtime. In today’s high-speed technical world, even a small amount of downtime can result in catastrophic consequences. Business continuity plans are the best ways to ensure that one disaster does not lead to an even bigger one. A good example of a practical business continuity plan is the electric generators at hospitals. They ensure that patients can still be cared for in the event of a power outage. Within recent years, many businesses are starting to use more cloud-based applications because of its resiliency and the ability to continue operating in the event that the primary company’s data center should suffer from any downtime. 

Potential Disasters 

The cause of disasters can vary greatly. Here are some of the disasters that a company may suffer from: 

Deliberate Criminal Activity  

Natural Disaster  

Fires  

Floods  

Hurricanes 

Stolen Devices  

Power outages  

Hackers 

 

How can Virtual Citadel Help 

Here at Virtual Citadel, not only do we provide high-quality business continuity resources for your IT applications but we also give you piece of mind and assurance that our methods are number one in the industry. Our data centers are equipped with all the elements that go hand-in-hand with successful business continuity plan. 

Security  

Power Management  

Cooling & Network Access Equipment  

Biometric Sensors  

Security Cameras 

Secure Access 

These elements work in tandem with thousands of servers provided at our facilities. A malfunction with any of these systems can be crucial. Fortunately, all of these infrastructures are totally controlled and managed by our team of business continuity experts, which in turn, provides you with the best quality services.  

With any business continuity plan, a constant connection to the internet is necessary. Virtual Citadel connectivity to the Internet is assured by multiple dark fiber rings into our data centers Telco rooms through diverse entry points. Multi-gigabit connectivity is used to link our data centers to each other and to connect upstream providers to our own network. Our business continuity team monitors the data center and network operations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year.