Acclivis center aligns with holistic DR, business resilience
By Khoo Boo Leong 17-Apr-2012
Leveraging on the cloud, Singapore-based Acclivis recently launched its 25,000 square-foot SS507:2008-certified center that provides integrated enterprise IT and DR solutions ranging from solution building and management services to business recovery.
"Our long-term business plan is to generate domain-specific vertical clouds that will enable industry players to come together and communicate, interact, collaborate and transact on a common platform," said Joshua Saw, CEO of Acclivis. "Such domain clouds will provide [value-added] services to our customers' business operations. In line with this vision, a DR cloud is already in place, [offering business continuity] services to companies."
The SS507:2008 forms a major part of the International Standard ISO/IEC 24762 Guidelines for DR services. Requirements of the SS507:2008 certification cover facilities and services for DR; fallback and recovery support for an organization's ICT systems; capabilities and practices to provide basic secure operating environments and facilitate recovery efforts; and continuous improvements.
"There is a lot more work to do [to achieve business resilience] and if you don't believe me, you're part of a large segment of the population that has the number one strategy in a disaster - pray."
- Nathaniel Forbes,
Apart from its DR facility, the service provider has also built a dedicated Tier 3+ data center featuring power and fire protection systems. Targeting a wide range of industries, particularly banking, insurance, life sciences, retail and logistics, Acclivis aims to be a one-stop, end-to-end IT solutions provider in the region, expanding from its existing bases in Singapore and Indonesia.
Beyond business continuity
"We started with disaster recovery and in the last 10 to 15 years, we spent a lot of time on business continuity. The most advanced companies now look at this as a holistic process [encompassing] emergency, crisis, disaster, business continuity, risk, IT, security and human resource management. These together contribute to organizational business resilience."
Achieving such resilience is a challenge for most companies, Forbes pointed out. "Those functions are farmed out to different departments so no one really knows [who is leading the process]. There is a lot more work to do and if you don't believe me, you're part of a large segment of the population that has the number one strategy in a disaster - pray."