Corbel opens new Disaster Recovery Centre
Businesses in Suffolk, worried about the affects of an operating disaster, attended the launch of a new Disaster Recovery (DR) Centre in Claydon.
Corbel hosted the launch of their new Disaster Recovery Centre in Claydon on Tuesday 15th July, with the Grand Opening conducted by John Dugmore, Chief Executive of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce.
Corbel, an Ipswich based independent IT services and support provider, opened their new premises, which will enable clients to relocate their office operation in the event of a disaster; the facility provides: data, telephony and the ability for migration of staff.
The new Centre provides a number of rooms, each seat position has a thin client device, Mitel telephone and shared use of multi functional printers, giving it flexibility and allowing for client expansion. A client with six or 12 staff will be equally suited to the facility as a company or department of 75.
30 invited guests were given the opportunity to tour the facilities available at the 75 seat Centre. With two main rooms accommodating 30 seats each, additional rooms for six or more seats, a meeting room, disabled seating and kitchen/welfare facilities. The Centre is suitable for one large organisation or a number of smaller companies that require an alternative location.
“This is an exciting day for Corbel, considerable investment has been made to provide this facility, which completes the comprehensive suite of DR services that we are able to provide to our clients. Every organisation requires a DR solution, the extent of which depends upon the level of risk and the required business ‘recovery time objective’. We very much look forward to delivering this service to our clients and to further expand the facility, as their businesses develop,” said Peter Tickner, Director of Corbel.
“With 60% of companies that lose their data going out of business within six months of the disaster, the services provided by Corbel, and in particular their DR Centre here at Claydon, will provide companies of all sizes across the region with a vital facility,“ said John Dugmore, Chief Executive of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce.”
There are some frightening statistics; 20% of small to medium businesses will suffer a major disaster causing loss of critical data every 5 years. (Source: Richmond House Group).
About 70% of business people have experienced (or will experience) data loss due to accidental deletion, disk or system failure, viruses, fire or some other disaster.
Whatever your business circumstances, Corbel can assist with answering the key questions to give you confidence in your DR plan. Having the Processes, Policies and Procedures in place and tested will give “Peace of Mind” in the unfortunate event of an emergency.