IT Disaster Recovery Planning

IT Disaster Recovery Planning is often overlooked by businesses of all sizes. But a good DR plan is a crucial element of your business continuity plan. When you partner with 777 Network, we ensure that you have the most appropriate plan for your business needs. Find out more about how we can help you by contacting a member of our expert team.

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IT Disaster Recovery Planning Services

Having the right information and systems in place can help your business get back on track as soon as possible in the event of system outages, cyber-attacks, natural disasters, or any other disruptive events. A good DR plan can help minimise interruptions, reduce the economic impact, and allow for smooth, quick restoration of critical systems within minutes.


The true value of up-to-date, effective DR Planning is consistently underestimated by businesses large and small as too is the probability of a DR plan ever being required. IT DR planning is an investment that does not bring any direct regular financial contributions to the organisation. But system outages and unexpected breakdowns can have huge impacts on businesses. 

What is IT Disaster Recovery Planning for Business Continuity?

Within companies of all sizes, a huge amount of focus and energy goes into the deployment of new IT systems to improve the efficiency of business processes and drive results. But protecting and ensuring the continuity of those systems is not always a priority. 


As traditional paper-based systems continue to lose popularity, more and more businesses are taking an ‘IT First’ approach to their daily operations. With no physical or manual backup processes in place, when IT systems stop working, so do the businesses that rely on them. 

Why Choose us for IT Disaster Recovery Planning?

Find out why you should partner with 777 Networks for your IT disaster recovery planning:

  • Effective Support – Our experienced team can help you to plan ahead for any potential future disasters and we are always on hand to quickly resolve any issues that arise.
  • Tailored for Your Business – All of our security services are tailored to the individual needs of your business, meaning you only pay for the services you need.
  • Expert team – We offer IT disaster recovery plans that match the needs of your business, backed up by the support of our experts. 

IT Disaster Recovery Planning at 777 Networks

777 Networks can help your business navigate the assessment, production, testing, and maintenance of an objective, clear, and efficient disaster recovery plan so you can be back up and running as soon as possible in the event of unpredicted disruptions to your systems. Contact us today to start the process for your business.

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IT Disaster Recovery Planning FAQs

An IT disaster recovery plan is the process of planning in the event of a major IT disruption. It is a continuity plan to ensure that businesses get back on track quickly after a major technical disruption or failure. The likelihood of a major IT disruption is fairly low, however, the consequences of a technical failure can be dire. Although it can be a sizable investment, it’s sometimes best to have a disaster recovery plan in place just in case, especially for larger businesses. Without a disaster recovery plan, businesses risk:

  • An extended inability to perform operational tasks 
  • An inability to communicate with clients/customers, 
  • Crucial systems being down to customers preventing conversions
  • An inability to recover lost files
  • Financial loss
  • Damage to reputation

Each  IT disaster recovery plan will vary depending on the size and needs of the business and budget. However, all DRPs should include the following steps to ensure a practical, effective process:

  • Identification of critical IT systems, networks, and hardware
  • Prioritisation of RTO
  • Outlining the steps needed to restart
  • Reconfiguration and recovery

For more information on what to include in an It disaster recovery plan, check out our in depth blog.

There are three major types of IT disaster recovery; Cold Sites, Warm Sites, and Hot Sites. Understanding the differences between these types, and where your business stands, can help you to work with disaster recovery experts to plan an effective DRP. 

  • Cold Sites – A Cold Site is the most simplistic type of IT disaster recovery type. This contains elements of networking capability, power, and cooling. It does not contain elements such as hardware, servers, or storage. 
  • Warm Sites – Warm Sites contain all of the elements of Cold Sites, plus some hardware elements such as storage, servers, and switches. 
  • Hot Sites – A Hot Site is a fully functional backup in the event of a disaster. An identical facility is set up at a remote location, fully equipped with all of the relevant hardware, data, security, and software ready to go in the event of a disaster. A Hot Site DRP is particularly useful in the financial, healthcare, banking, and legal sectors, but can be very costly.

A backup relates only to the process of creating multiple copies of data in the event of losing data. This may be a result of accidental deletion, database corruption, or software issues. 

Disaster recovery, on the other hand,  is the process of creating a plan for quickly re-establishing access to hardware, software, networks, data, and other IT resources in the event of technical failure.