Disaster Recovery Consulting

SERVICE OVERVIEW          SERVICE DETAILS          TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS          ARCHITECTURE          ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

WHY CENTURYLINK

Safeguard Your Business Operations and Reputation

Maintain access to critical applications and data in the event of a service disruption caused by a manmade outage or natural disaster.

Protect your organization's information and infrastructure from unplanned events with CenturyLink's comprehensive portfolio of business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) solutions. Our team can assess your current IT environment and then design, provision and validate a solution that matches your needs and budget. We also perform ongoing audit and failover testing to help reduce the risk of a disruption and minimize the impact of any downtime event or outage.

Minimize downtime
Both internal and external customers expect your systems to operate reliably 24 hours a day, and any downtime can cost you revenue and goodwill-all of which ultimately affects your ability to compete. Make sure you're prepared for the unexpected by implementing a BCDR solution customized to your business needs.

Maintain regulatory standards
Failure to stay on top of corporate and regulatory audit requirements is expensive in terms of both time and money. When you leverage our structured methodologies and test practices, you can more easily and cost-effectively meet standards such as SOX, HIPPA, PCI, and others.

Extend the capabilities of your IT team
With CenturyLink BCDR solutions, you gain our expertise and technology to help keep your operations running smoothly and securely. We're able to bridge any gaps in your internal resources so your IT team can focus more on initiatives that drive better business outcomes.

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Check out critical components of your IT infrastructure to see where you’re most at risk.

Whether you need to fill gaps in skillsets, supplement in-house resources or simply don’t know where to start, CenturyLink’s got you covered. 

SERVICE OVERVIEW

Disaster Recovery

With CenturyLink, you get specialized interaction with our expert IT consultants plus the powerful security of a global array of data centres.

CenturyLink offers professional services to assess, design and implement effective and measurable disaster recovery environments, as well as managed services to help ensure business continuity in the event of a disaster. The result? Reliability for your customers, assurance for your shareholders, and better compliance with your industry's regulations.

Comprehensive Protection
CenturyLink experts partner with your internal staff to develop a holistic view of your environment and implement a solution that integrates your business requirements for both business continuity and disaster recovery.

Better Business Continuity
Our consultants focus on identifying key critical business functions and associated dependencies and then mapping those to the supporting technology to meet overall RTO and RPO requirements.

Customized Solutions
CenturyLink’s comprehensive suite of highly standardized offerings is tiered and customizable to support all levels of business requirements for any organization based on size and industry verticals.

Certified Experts
Our consultants hold ITIL, Six Sigma, CBCP and PMP certifications and have the hands-on experience needed to help your organization meet FISMA, HIPPA,  FFIEC, FDIC, PCI and SOX compliance requirements.

Regulatory Compliance
We build target-state BCDR programs using structured methodologies, processes and operating models founded on industry-leading frameworks including Lean Six Sigma, ITIL V3, ISO 27001, ISO 22301 and BS25999.

Ongoing Audits
Our disaster recovery audit and testing help organizations meet corporate and regulatory requirements by demonstrating the maturity of their disaster recovery testing program.

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SERVICE DETAILS

Prepare for the Unexpected

CenturyLink offers services to help you at every stage of building your business continuity and disaster recovery plan—from assessment to design, deployment and continuous testing.

Business Impact Analysis
Map business functions, identify risk exposures and establish RTO and RPO targets, as well as determine the critical path and supporting resources required to resume operations.

Disaster Recovery Readiness Assessment
Evaluate your current disaster recovery solution in alignment with COBIT controls and assess its maturity level against industry peers. Perform a gap analysis and develop a recommended action plan to achieve the target state.

Disaster Recovery Design & Implementation
Deliver an end-to-end disaster recovery solution including design, implementation and configuration of the target-state environment, development of a disaster recovery plan and preliminary failover test.

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)
Use a secure, on-demand, cloud-based, disaster recovery solution that is self-managed and allows for an automated failover and failback.

Disaster Recovery Audit & Testing
Review and audit the current disaster recovery program, solution and plans. Define the scope, methodology and success criteria for testing and make recommendations for test development, execution and remediation.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Capabilities & Deliverables

The following services give you flexibility in both where you implement them (on premises, in a CenturyLink data centre or in a third-party data centre) and how you staff them (by augmenting your internal team or outsourcing partially or fully).

Business Impact Analysis

  • Map business functions and identify risk exposures
  • Identify critical path and supporting resources required to resume operations
  • Identify application services and map internal and external dependencies that support the key critical business functions
  • Define RTO and RPO

Disaster Recovery Readiness Assessment

  • Evaluate your current disaster recovery solution in alignment with COBIT controls
  • Assess your plan’s maturity level again industry peers
  • Identify risk exposure
  • Complete a gap analysis and high-level target-state architecture recommendations
  • Recommend an action plan to achieve the target state

Disaster Recovery Design and Implementation

  • Design the plan, including the associated processes to support recovery
  • Implement and configure the disaster recovery target-state environment
  • Develop and end-to-end disaster recovery plan
  • Test plan, facilitation and execution of the disaster recovery test

Disaster Recovery Audit and Testing

  • Review and audit the current disaster recovery program, solution and plans
  • Define the scope, methodology and success criteria for disaster recovery testing
  • Develop or update the disaster recovery test plan
  • Coordinate, facilitate and execute the disaster recovery test
  • Audit and score the test
  • Remediate the disaster recovery plan and solution

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ARCHITECTURE

CenturyLink® Resiliency & Disaster Recovery: Active-Active

CenturyLink Active-Active Disaster Recovery (DR) solutions offer the highest level of resiliency for mission-critical environments that require the lowest Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs). CenturyLink DR solutions are customizable to business needs from a broad portfolio of network, colocation, hosting, cloud security and IT services (design, deploy, test) offerings.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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