MTI Business Continuity: Overview
With business critical systems being identified as more than 60% of the applications and systems that are being run, the importance of a strong business continuity strategy within an organisation is becoming more and more crucial.
What is the impact if the business critical system goes down? In many cases there is no planned, strategic response to these systems failing. There has to be a contingency plan in place in case of any failure. MTI’s tailored Business Continuity solutions enable businesses to secure and manage their technology and storage environment efficiently, whatever the situation.
MTI will work with an organisation to design and implement a secure business continuity solution. These solutions provide a company’s business lines with the best level of services to meet key objectives. MTI’s success in being able to support customer business continuity solutions is driven by its’ understanding of customers business and technical requirements. MTI has made key technical and staff investments that enables it to provide the following services:
- Architecture and solution design
- Business and technical assessments
- Business continuity test plans and DRP maintenance
- Configuration and implementation
- Continuity strategy and recommendations
- Risk/ impact analysis
- RTO/ PTO definition and Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
- Service Level Agreement (SLA)
- Solution centre testing – DRP/ Proof of Concept
Business Continuity: Challenges & Issues
MTI’s customers run business applications which are internally and externally used through WAN/LAN/SAN infrastructures. These are classed as business critical, and as a result, a company’s core commercial activities rely on their availability.
Business pressures are further compounded by ensuring valuable data is secure, accessible and meets compliance requirements as well as system response time. MTI understands that customers need expert help to design and implement solutions which deliver the following business benefits as well as focusing on the overall total cost of ownership (TCO).
- Application consistency
- Compliance and regulatory/ governance issues
- Data availability and integrity
- Expected RPO and RTO
- Improved security
Business Continuity: Expertise
MTI’s core expertise is based upon its manufacturing heritage and over 25 years of operating in the infrastructure and technology industry. Over this period of time, MTI has developed the relevant certifications and expertise to offer the design; implementation and servicing of class Business Continuity solutions with key technology partners. MTI’s builds its business continuity practice on the following capabilities:
- 24x7x52 customer focus and service
- Close relationships with our chosen key partners
- Industry best practice
- PRINCE2 Practioner project management
- Specialist in-house expertise and knowledge
These skills, knowledge bases and work practices enable MTI to understand a customer’s business and IT requirement. This then allows a successful design, implementation, test, service and maintenance/support of any solution on a 24x7x52 basis.
Business Continuity: Key Partners
MTI has developed key partner relationships with EMC, Riverbed and VMware to design and deliver business continuity solutions capitalising on their market leading position, investment, organisational skill base and industry best practice.
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