When it comes to planning a disaster recovery (DR) or business continuity (BC) implementation, some outside help and outsourcing is always a good idea. But what if you've decided to take the turnkey route, or simply want to get a sense of how turnkey options compare to varying degrees of in-house effort and participation?
In alphabetical order, here is a sampling of DR service providers for DR and BC turnkey services.
|Company name||Services offered||Target customer|
|Advanced Vision Technology Group||Virtualized DR service, annual drills||Small, medium, enterprise|
|CA Inc.||Turnkey BC/DR services and solutions||Small, medium|
|Cervalis DR/BCP Services||Varying levels of DR/BC solutions||Small, medium, enterprise (NYC area)|
|Contingency Solutions LLC||Full range of DR/BC/compliance solutions||Small, medium, enterprise (government/government partner focus)|
|CyberVault Services Inc.||General DR/BC contracting/provision||Small, medium, enterprise, some government|
|Elliot Consulting Services||Turnkey BC/DR services and solutions||Medium, enterprise, government|
|eSureITy||Full range of DR/BC compliance solutions||Medium, enterprise in banking, insurance, healthcare, finance|
|FalconStor Software||Full range of DR/BC/backup/storage solutions||Small, medium, enterprise|
|First Source Solutions Ltd.||Turnkey DR/BC services and solutions||Medium, enterprise|
|Gilat Satcom||Turnkey BCP/DR services and solutions||Medium, enterprise, government|
|Green Oak Solutions LLC||Full range of DR/BC services and solutions||Medium, enterprise, government|
|Heit Inc.||Turnkey BC/DR services and solutions||Medium, enterprise in banking and financial services|
|Infoblox Inc.||Turnkey DR for core network services||Small, medium, enterprise|
|Inquest Corp.||Turnkey BC/DR services and solutions||Medium, enterprise|
|Qwest Communications||DR sites and services||Enterprise, government|
|Raging Wire Enterprises Solutions Inc.||Turnkey BC/DR services and solutions||Medium, enterprise|
|Strategic BCP||Turnkey BC/SR services and solutions||Small, medium, enterprise|
|Technical Architecture Solutions Pty Ltd.||Full range of DR/BC solutions||Medium, enterprise, government|
|Unisys||Full range of DR/BC solutions||Medium, enterprise, government|
|WSTECH||Full range of DR/BC solutions||Medium, enterprise in financial services|
If you are a DR/BC provider, and would like to be included in this list, email us.
About the authors: Justin Korelc is a freelance writer who specializes in information security and IT infrastructure topics; he's also a regular contributor to numerous TechTarget.com websites, including SearchSecurity.com, SearchVirtualization.com, and SearchWindows.com. Ed Tittel also writes regularly for numerous TechTarget sites; both contributed to the recent 4th edition of "The CISSP Study Guide" (Sybex/Wiley, 2008, ISBN: 9780470276884), which includes a chapter on DRP and BCP topics.