5 Ways to Disaster-proof Your Business Applications

5 Ways to Disaster-proof Your Business Applications

The coronavirus is likely to have a sustained impact on business for months. Yet IT leaders still need to meet business demands and manage their infrastructure and modernization efforts while their staff works remotely. In the face of natural disasters, cyber threats and pandemics, IT must be able to recover or move operations to avoid adverse impact to the business. At the same time, IT must be sure they can be resilient and continue to support the business.

When business continuity is disrupted, IT must be sure all critical systems continue throughout the event. Whether facing a DR event with failover to an alternate compute facility, or a failover of critical applications to an alternate hosting environment, the goal is the same – to complete the tasks efficiently and restore services.

You can’t predict when a disaster will strike or when your normal operations are disrupted, but there are steps you can take to disaster-proof your applications and not only ensure business continues but ensure that key IT initiatives don’t get stopped in their tracks.

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Our expert migration consultants work side by side with customers every day to solve these kinds of problems. The TDS team of migration consultants, enterprise architects and project managers use our TransitionManager software platform every day to deliver results for direct customers and industry-leading technology partners.

What differentiates TDS from other vendors is that by using this cumulative experience and lessons learned we can continuously update our software platform, allowing us to reduce the risks and operational challenges for our customers.

Key features of our TransitionManager platform are worth highlighting, particularly in today’s environment. These are specifically built to help manage application migration, modernization and ensure resiliency efforts keep moving.

This list serves as a helpful checklist for IT leaders to disaster proof applications


1. Be sure you have a complete picture of application-application and application-infrastructure relationships and interdependencies. Isolate affected areas and the “blast radius” of events on other services, apps and infrastructure so you can make quick decisions.

2. Integrate all appropriate systems of action and systems of record into an end-to-end orchestration platform. This information accessibility / visibility is key to any quick recovery process, especially when critical IT resources are affected and not available.

3. Enable IT and business teams to collaborate and make decisions no matter where they are. Provide a complete view of the infrastructure and application portfolio, interdependencies and business facts.

4. Move beyond manual recovery runbooks which create complexity and high failure rates. Instead, you should have the ability to generate and update recovery runbooks on demand.

5. In these dynamic times, be sure you have a flexible, “low code” platform. It makes it easier to configure to specific customer environments, tooling, and even custom workstreams.

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