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Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery Planning and High-Availability Networking

For businesses of any size, network downtime is costly whether it is due to unexpected breakdowns or scheduled maintenance. Enterprise networks have for a long time utilized processes and technologies that minimize the chances of network failure, expedite the recovery process in case of a catastrophe, and eliminate maintenance-related downtime. For small businesses, however, disaster recovery planning, fault tolerant network architecture, and non-disruptive maintenance solutions have all seemed too expensive to implement and too complex to manage. This has changed.

APCS’s disaster recovery team can help you develop, implement, and validate a sensible business continuity plan that aligns with your business needs and IT budget. APCS’s specialists in fault tolerance can assist you to implement and maintain high-availability technologies such as redundant Internet connectivity, clustering, load balancing, virtualization, and multi-location data centers. APCS’s system management engineers can help you minimize or eliminate network downtime associated with routine maintenance.

Disaster Recovery Services and High Availability Technologies Supported by APCS
APCS’s IT consulting experts offer a broad range of services that can help small businesses create a viable business continuity plan and a highly fault-tolerant network environment by providing expertise in these critical practice areas:

Disaster Recovery Planning
APCS’s business continuity engineers can help you design a disaster recovery plan so you can restore network operations in case of an IT system catastrophe. APCS can assist you to develop a complete disaster recovery strategy that includes scheduled disaster recovery assessments and testing. APCS’s Microsoft and Cisco-authorized engineers can also help you build an affordable, fault-tolerant system architecture that takes into account reliability issues covering a wide range of network technologies and procedures.

24×7 Internet Access
APCS’s Cisco-certified network professionals can help you create an economical, fault tolerant Internet connection architecture that can achieve 24×7 Internet access through a broad range of high availability Internet network solutions including fault tolerant BGP, automatic fail-over, and redundant ISPs. APCS offers CCIE professionals to show you how to apply the most advanced techniques for fault tolerant Internet access to build an affordable, completely redundant Internet network with automatic failover and other features to create non-stop Internet connections.

Microsoft Server 2008 Failover Clustering
The server cluster technology built into the high-end editions of MS Windows Server 2008 is radically redesigned to simplify the installation, configuration, and maintenance of clusters that provide greater levels of network availability, security, efficiency, and versatility. New or improved capabilities include cluster verification, revamped setup and deployment, unified cluster management, redesigned cluster architecture for maximum availability, better protection and quorum models, minimization of failure points, greater disk and memory capacity, and improvements for multi-site clusters.

Windows 2003 Server Clustering
APCS provides Windows 2003 Cluster Server support to help your business deploy high availability clustered servers designed to deliver 100% operation. Windows cluster servers for zero-downtime networks include Windows 2003 Cluster Server, SQL Server Cluster, and Microsoft Exchange Server Cluster. By helping you create fault-tolerant clustered server environments based on Microsoft Windows Clustered Server 2003, APCS’s certified Windows experts ensure that your fault-tolerant clustered servers are set up to maximize the strategic advantage of your computer system.

High Availability Load Balancing
APCS provides high availability load balancing consulting covering system load balancing, load balanced applications, network infrastructure routing, and content dispatching products such as F5 Networks 3DNS. Non-stop load balancing products for which Progent can provide consulting expertise include Windows Server 2003 and 2008 Network Load Balancing Manager, Citrix Access Suite and Presentation Server, Cisco CSS, Cisco Content Engine and ACNS, and F5 Networks BIG-IP.

Non-stop Data Centers
APCS’s Data Center engineers can show you how to identify zero-downtime data centers that meet the particular needs of your business. High availability co-location sites are especially appealing to small companies because of their low cost and convenience in comparison to taking a do-it-yourself strategy. Trying to design an on-site data center with even a basic level of fault tolerance is too expensive for typical small organizations. APCS can show you how to get all the benefits of high-availability data centers by providing a complete range of engineering and support services.

24×7 Inter-office Networking
APCS’s inter-site connection professionals can help small organizations create non-stop inter-site connectivity solutions through fully redundant networks featuring automatic failover. APCS’s Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can plan and deploy ultra-reliable Inter-office networks based on fault tolerant EIGRP routers or non-stop OSPF configurations of Cisco routers. APCS can demonstrate how redundant connectivity and automatic fail-over can provide affordable 24×7 interoffice networking.

System Center Data Protection Manager Backup and Recovery Consulting and Support Services
APCS’s expert System Center Data Protection Manager engineers can help you to create an effective business continuity plan, design a cost-effective non-stop IT infrastructure, deploy a Microsoft DPM-based backup and restore system, thoroughly test your system, train your IT staff or regular service providers how to manage DPM, or handle complete IT outsourcing services including remote hosting of Microsoft DPM servers in APCS’s secure data center facility.