Disaster Recovery

Getting back to‘business as usual’

What is IT disaster recovery?

Disaster Recovery involves real-time file backups, where a file is updated on a clients network, then instantly duplicated into a secure environment. It means that you can regain speedy access and functionality to your core business IT data and infrastructure after a disaster, man-made or other, strikes.

At Nostra, we focus on three key areas of Disaster Recovery.

Disaster Recovery Planning
Disaster Recovery Testing
Business Impact Analysis
What we do

Top 3 Disaster Recovery Plans

A disaster recovery (DR) plan is a formal document created by an organisation that contains detailed instructions on how to respond to a disruptive event such as natural disasters, power outages, and cyber-attacks. The plan involves strategies to minimise the effects of a disaster, allowing you to operate or quickly resume key operations.

A successful DR plan

What we do

Disaster Recovery Testing

Disaster Recovery Testing is the process of ensuring that an organisation can recover data, restore business critical applications and continue operations after a disruption to its IT services.

A disaster recovery test (DR test) checks each step of a disaster recovery plan is outlined in an organisation’s business continuity/disaster recovery (BCDR) planning process.

Main goals of DR Testing

Communications, data recovery and application recovery are typically a focus of all disaster recovery testing.

DR Plan Questions

  • How long does it take for the services to recover?
  • How long does it take to recover the data?
  • How are the services/data affected?
  • How will the system behave if part of the infrastructure becomes unavailable?

Regular Testing

Disaster recovery tests should be scheduled and executed on a regular basis throughout the year and be incorporated into all planned maintenance and staff training. Audit logs and other data should be analysed to determine what worked / didn’t work as expected, and what changes need to be made in the DR plan.

What we do

Business Impact Analysis (BIA)

What is a BIA?

A Business Impact Analysis (BIA) is a systematic process to determine and evaluate the potential effects of an interruption to critical business operations as a result of a disaster, accident or emergency.

Forecast Costs of IT Failure

A BIA is likely to identify costs linked to failures, such as loss of cash flow, replacement of equipment, salaries paid to catch up with a backlog of work, loss of profits, staff and data, and so on. A BIA report quantifies the importance of business components and may suggest appropriate fund allocation for measures to protect them.

Assessment Over Time

A BIA should assess a disaster’s impact over time and help to establish recovery strategies, priorities, and requirements for resources and time.

BIA Report

Following the BIA, this subsequent report describes the potential risks specific to the particular organisation studied.

Our Services

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Our continuous improvement and learnings mean that we’re always on the pulse of what’s new in the ever evolving world of IT. Our clients rest easy because they know they’re in safe hands with us.

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Why choose us

Why Nostra?

Monitored 24/7

We pride ourselves on designing and deploying a completely seamless network solution. Once this is achieved without downtime or disruption, we then monitor and manage the system from our headquarters. We do this seven days a week, so that you can focus on growing your business rather than worrying about security breaches.

Dedicated Support

We know how to secure your critical data and defend your infrastructure from unauthorised access and security breaches. Our support team works around the clock to shield your servers, desktops, laptops, tablets and phones from spam, viruses & malware.


We are accredited by the largest networking and security vendors as a provider of Managed IT Services. Palo Alto, Cisco, Barracuda, GFI, N-Able, and SonicWALL have invested in the support and training of Nostra technicians. As a result, you can be assured the very best, independently accredited service technicians.

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Continuity and the many other services we offer; we’re here to assist you.