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Business Continuity Planning – Your Catastophe Averted

TriYoung and Your Business Continuity Plan

     How many catastrophes can you remember occurring during your lifetime?  I’m talking about things that affected thousands of people – – and businesses.  Since I am undoubtedly older than most of you my list will probably be longer than yours, but we can all relate to the latest – -the Boston Marathon Bombing.  The question is, how many companies in the Boylston Street area in Boston had business totally disrupted because they did not have a Business Continuity Plan?

“The statistics are staggering regarding businesses that do not have a proven Continuity Plan, or any Continuity Plan, in place,” Julie Young of TriYoung Business Solutions, Inc. in Glendale, Arizona, who specializes in Computer Services in Phoenix shared.  “And that can prove to be almost as devastating as the events that mandate the need for one.”

The stats Young alluded to are:

  • 16% of companies surveyed said they don’t need a Plan
  • The closure rate for businesses affected by a major incident within two years is 80%
  • Business that lose data due to a disaster have a 90% closure rate within two years

It is obvious that if you haven’t already done so you need to confer with your IT Support in Phoenix and make sure that they have Business Continuity Solutions in Phoenix available for you. Your IT Solutions should include a clear understanding of what a Business Continuity Plan is, and ways to verify that it will “work” when the time comes.

“There are a couple of viable definitions for a Business Continuity Plan,” Young advised, “and it is, of course, important that you have a firm grasp of them before you design your plan.”

A “standard” definition is: “A series of contingencies that enable key business activities to continue to function in the most difficult of circumstances.”  Claims Management Magazine defines it as, “The process of identifying internal and external threats and establishing specific plans to continue operations under adverse conditions.”  Regardless of the definition you prefer, it is important that you have a plan.  And, there are four steps in creating a proper one:

  • Know your own Business – – Especially the critical components – facilities, IT Systems and people!
  • Determine the risks to these components, and ask a lot of “What ifs…”
  • Create a Plan to ensure the continuation of business during a catastrophe.
  • Test and Revamp the plan.  A poor time to discover that you miscalculated in an area is during an actual disaster!

“Having a plan that was drafted in 2001 after 9-11 and thinking you are ‘covered’ is like having a Commodore 64 and thinking you are on the cutting edge of computer technology,” Young advised.  “Even worse than that,” she continued, “would be to have a circa 2001 plan and not taking a look at it since it was drafted.”

From preserving vital data to ensuring vendor and supply lines stay open, your Business Continuity Plan truly is a necessity in 21st Century America.  If you have questions regarding how you can benefit through the efforts of an IT Services provider in regard to those important issue, you may want to contact TriYoung Solutions at 602-424-1700 and Julie and her staff would be happy to assist you in determining the things that you might be lacking with your current Business Continuity Plan .

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To learn more about this topic go to:

Keeping the Lights On with Business Continuity Planning | Blog

Lessons in Business Continuity Planning Best Not Learned the Hard

Preparing for Supply Chain Disruptions with Business Continuity Plans

Testing Business Continuity Plans – It’s not an Option

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Backup Disaster Recovery


IRIS provides companies with an advanced insurance policy against data loss and costly downtime by utilizing a revolutionary technology that dramatically simplifies the backup and recovery process.

By employing proprietary Inverse Chain Technology, SIRIS eliminates the inherent inefficiency of the traditional backup chain. SIRIS takes data directly from the server and converts it into virtual machine readable files that can be booted instantly from a web interface or by using any common hypervisor.

This innovative way of storing data allows for instant on-site and off-site recovery and can prevent businesses from having to experience downtime in the event of a disaster, offering the peace of mind that backups will be available at a moment’s notice.

Key Components Include:

  • Vault Server/Desktop offers the ability to backup critical business data in highly configurable snapshots that are stored as virtual (VMDK) images on the Vault BDR appliance. Advanced de-duplication and compression are also included to minimize disk space.
  • Vault BDR appliance will perform granular snapshot and retention policies can be configured as your business requires. The virtual snapshots can be turned on in seconds to offer file level restore, including support for both Microsoft Exchange. Scheduled screenshot verifications of backups are available and bare metal restores to dissimilar hardware are handled with ease.
  • Cloud Vault provides full cloud replication and instant off-site virtualization. All data is encrypted and stored SAS 70 Type II and HIPAA-compliant data centers.
  • Remote monitoring and management is included for the Vault BDR appliance and is also included for all protected servers and desktops.

BDR Requirements:

  • BDR Server (Monthly lease or 1 time cost)
  • Vault Cloud Storage Space (Monthly)
  • Install and configuration.

Product Highlights:

  • Rapid backup and restore of Microsoft Windows servers and desktops
  • Integrated cloud replication with disaster recovery support
  • Enterprise class protection
  • Built-in remote monitoring and management support
  • Hardware independent
  • Fixed price
  • Instant on- and off-site recovery
  • Simplified pricing model

Additional Details:

  • Cloud storage is per protected server or desktop.
  • Cloud storage is calculated on the actual size of the backup files.
  • All options include the Continuum Managed Services Agent.
  • BDR appliance is sold separately.
  • BDR appliance includes Proactive Server Care.

BDR Hardware Configurations


Project Cost

Installation and Setup ($500.00)

  • Network/Server assessment for client needs
  • Order server
  • Install server OS and vault software on BDR Server
  • Install BDR Server at client site
    • – Workgroup and Server installation available.
  • Install and configure BDR client on Server to be backed up.
  • Initial backup seed and upload to cloud vault
  • Restore test
  • Local Virtualization test
  • Cloud Virtualization test
  • Create and update documentation under company name in CRM

Monthly (Lease (option) + Vault Pricing)

  • See Data (monthly) Pricing for appropriate device
  • See Lease (monthly) after 1 year prepaid
    • – No lease charge after 1 year when
  • BDR server monitoring included.
  • Monthly restore test & quarterly local virtualization test
    • – Included with monthly data service contract

Monthly pricing will vary depending on cloud storage space used.

Cloud storage space is optional. Not using cloud storage space provides no offsite backup or virtualization option.


Standard Models Client Options Monthly Cost
Model DEVICE STROAGE / CLOUD STROAGE Lease Option Buy Option Install Data(monthly) Lease Option after 1 yr. (monthly)
S500 – 500GB/1TB $1,500 @ $125 $2,250 $500 $205 $150
S1000 – 1TB/2TB $2,100 @ $175 $3,200 $500 $335 $150
S2000 – 2TB/4TB $3,000 @ $250 $4,800 $500 $460 $150
High Capacity Models
S3000 – 3TB/6TB $4,020 @ $335 $6,400 $500 $560 $250
S5000 – 5TB/10TB $7,020 @ $585 $11,200 $1,000 $960 $250
S10000 – 10TB/20TB $10,900@ $910 $14,400 $1,000 $960 $500
S20000 – 20TB/40TB $16,020 @ $1350 $25,600 $1,500 $1,600 $500
S40000 – 40TB/80TB $25,200 @ $2100 $40,000 $1,500 $1,600 $1,000
Additional 1TB (Cloud Storage): $145 Monthly
Buy options: NO upgrade option / new box will need to be purchased if more space is needed.
Lease option: Client can upgrade the box for $200 + the difference in price of the upgraded model
(Price difference is based off the “Buy Option” price.)
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