NHS Disaster Recovery Failure

Fri, 11/10/2013 - 11:46
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Scotland’s largest health board, which covers more than 10 hospitals, was left with 3 days of data loss after a server crash on the 30th September. This rendered staff unable to access patient records causing 590 treatments and appointments to be postponed; including chemotherapy, day surgery and in patient procedures.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde failed to take the consequences of a system failure seriously and were not adequately prepared for a disaster recovery. Many businesses are not making disaster recovery a priority until data loss is experienced, despite the high associated costs. A report by Ponemon Institute in 2011 estimated these costs to be as high as or even in excess of £186,000 per hour for large corporations and suggested that the average business experienced 14 hours of downtime per year.

Could your business cope with loss of critical data, even for a few days? Redstor’s Virtual DR service can guarantee that your critical systems, data and services will be available via the Internet within minutes. Virtual DR recovers working servers quickly, streamlining and simplifying the disaster recovery process. Redstor’s Virtual DR is fast, simple and guaranteed to succeed. In the event of a disaster, Redstor’s 24/7, 365 support team is a simple phone call away.

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