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Mitigating The Risk of Hacker And Ransomware with Backup

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As digital technology evolves today, ransomware becomes one of easily concerning cyber scourge of our time. This type of malware can infect your computers, locking down business data and systems, until you have no access to it all. Most companies will usually pay the ransom as any downtime at all could be devastating to their business continuity. However, it doesn’t guarantee that your business data will be corrupt-free or has no malware infectious that caused data loss. Then, what can enterprises take to protect their data and business continuity against ransomware?

Find the answer on “Zettagrid #NgabuburIT: Mitigating The Risk of Hacker And Ransomware with Backup” and meet our expert, Gery Surjaudaja as Product Specialist at Zettagrid Indonesia.

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, 21 April 2022

Time: 03.00 – 04.00 PM

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Mengapa Bisnis Anda Membutuhkan Disaster Recovery?

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Mengapa Bisnis Anda Membutuhkan DIsaster Recovery

Bisnis digital di Indonesia semakin terasa perkembangannya. Salah satu buktinya adalah posisi Indonesia sebagai negara 10 besar dengan pertumbuhan nilai perdagangan e-commerce. Hal ini diungkapkan langsung oleh Direktur Pemberdayaan Informatika, Direktorat Jenderal Aplikasi Informatika Kementerian Kominfo, Septriana Tangkary. Beliau mengatakan jika Indonesia berada di peringkat nomor 1 dunia dengan angka pertumbuhan nilai dagang 78%.

Dengan pertumbuhan yang positif ini, tentunya dibutuhkan solusi-solusi IT yang mumpuni untuk mendukung sistem IT bisnis yang reliable. Salah satunya adalah dengan penggunaan solusi Disaster Recovery. Dengan menggunakan Disaster Recovery, bisnis anda dapat terhindar dari kejadian-kejadian yang tidak terduga seperti bencana alam dan kebakaran, selain itu anda juga dapat menghindari downtime yang berkepanjangan. Mau tau lebih lanjut mengapa bisnis anda membutuhkan solusi ini? Yuk simak bahasan berikut ini:

 

  • Menghindari dari bencana yang tak terduga

Pernahkan anda mendengar berita mengenai gedung data center yang terbakar beberapa waktu lalu? Bayangkan jika hal itu terjadi pada bisnis anda dan pada saat itu anda sedang melakukan sistem development ataupun kegiatan penting lainnya. Jika anda belum memiliki solusi Disaster Recovery, anda tidak dapat terhindar dari server yang mati beberapa hari. Apalagi jika penyebabnya adalah kebakaran yang pastinya akan membutuhkan waktu yang cukup lama untuk mengembalikan bisnis anda kembali normal. Dengan Disaster Recovery, hal ini dapat di minimalisir, karena server anda akan tetap berjalan di cloud (off-site).

  • Mencegah terjadinya kehilangan data serta meminimalisir terjadinya downtime

Human error atau kesalahan manusia juga termasuk alasan mengapa anda membutuhkan Disaster Recovery. Misalnya anda sedang membangun suatu sistem di website atau aplikasi anda lalu tiba-tiba tim anda melakukan kesalahan sehingga data yang sudah tersimpan menjadi terhapus. Tidak hanya hilang, ternyata hal ini juga menyebabkan sistem pada server anda down sehingga pelanggan anda tidak dapat mengakses aplikasi anda. Dengan solusi Disaster Recovery, data anda tentunya masih dapat terselamatkan dan sistem masih dapat berjalan karena anda mempunyai salinannya di cloud.

  • Menghindari anda dari kehilangan pelanggan

Pernahkah anda mengalami downtime disaat anda mengadakan diskon besar-besaran di bisnis anda? Bayangkan jika pada saat itu anda sedang mengadakan launching produk disaat hari belanja online nasional dan website maupun aplikasi anda mengalami downtime karena banyaknya traffic yang masuk ke server anda. Hal ini dapat menyebabkan hilangnya kepercayaan pelanggan anda terhadap bisnis anda. Belum lagi biaya yang sudah anda keluarkan untuk promosi campaign tersebut menjadi terbuang sia-sia karena sistem anda yang tidak dapat diakses. Namun anda tidak perlu khawatir, hal ini dapat dihindari dengan menggunakan Disaster Recovery.

Zettagrid sebagai penyedia layanan cloud di Indonesia memiliki berbagai solusi Disaster Recovery (DR) yang anda dapat gunakan pada bisnis anda. Anda tidak perlu ragu jika bisnis anda mengharuskan anda untuk menaruh data di Indonesia, karena Zettagrid sendiri memiliki 2 lokasi data center di Indonesia dengan SLA 99.9% yang dapat menjamin anda dari terjadinya downtime. Selain itu tim support kami juga siap membantu anda 24/7 melalui website, email, telpon dan bahkan whatsapp kapanpun dan dimanapun anda berada. Belum lagi saat ini kami sedang mengadakan penawaran spesial diskon sebesar 25% untuk layanan SecondSite DR. Jika anda tertarik anda dapat menghubungi kami disini atau email kebutuhan anda di marketing@zettagrid.id.

5 Faktor Kesuksesan Startup

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Fenomena Startup bukan lagi menjadi hal asing yang kita temui di masa kini. Menjamurnya model bisnis satu ini kerap kali menjadi pilihan bagi setiap orang untuk juga merintis usaha, hingga menjadi pembahasan hangat yang tiada habisnya kita temui di berbagai media. Di Indonesia sendiri, startup mengalami perkembangan yang pesat dan mehasilkan valuasi hingga mencapai Rp 14 Triliun. Dengan besarnya nilai dan kesuksesan tersebut, startup Indonesia pun berkontribusi terhadap pertumbuhan ekonomi nasional seperti Pendapatan Domestik Bruto (PDB) Nasional.

Meski beberapa diantaranya mengalami kesuksesan, tak sedikit pula startup yang mengalami kegagalan. Hal ini karena persaingan ide, inovasi, dan manajemen anggaran menjadi hal yang menantang untuk dikelola dan dikembangkan. Itulah mengapa, dalam membangun startup, berbagai strategi pun perlu dilakukan oleh para pelaku usaha. Sehingga, nantinya kesuksesan startup pun akan tercapai sesuai rencana.

Lalu, bagaimana para pelaku usaha mencapai hal tersebut?

Di artikel kali ini, akan dibahas mengenai faktor yang dapat menjadi kesuksesan bagi sebuah startup. Penasaran seperti apa? Simak dulu beberapa di antaranya berikut ini:

1.   Eksekusi ide bisnis yang matang

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Dalam membangun startup, tentu dibutuhkan ide yang inovatif untuk mencapai sebuah kesuksesan. Bila ide startup Anda bisa menjadi jawaban atas permasalahan yang selalu dihadapi oleh konsumen, itu bisa menjadi salah satu factor pendukungnya.

Akan tetapi, memiliki ide saja tidak akan cukup untuk membuat startup Anda sukses. Eksekusi yang matang juga perlu dilakukan oleh pelaku usaha, mengingat 98% keberhasilan startup ditentukan oleh hal tersebut.

Memiliki tim yang berpengalaman bisa menjadi salah satu cara untuk mengeksekusi ide inovatif bisnis Anda. Dengan latar belakang dan kemampuan kerja sama tim yang baik, akan membantu pengambilan keputusan yang optimal untuk kebutuhan ekskusi ide inovatif. Sehingga, kesuksesan startup pun dapat terukur karena hal tersebut.

2.   Kecepatan startup dalam menyelesaikan masalah

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Startup yang sukses tidak pernah menunda proses untuk menyelesaikan sesuatu dan harus bekerja sebanyak yang dibutuhkan untuk menyelesaikan segala sesuatunya. Itulah mengapa, menyelesaikan sesuatu dengan cepat merupakan salah satu dari banyak alasan mengapa startup bisa mencapai kesuksesan. Sehingga, ini akan menunjukan perbedaan startup tersebut dengan startup lainnya ketika berbicara tentang kecepatan untuk mengelola risiko dan tantangan bisnis.

3.   Manajemen waktu yang baik

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Dalam merintis sebuah bisnis, banyak hal perlu dikerjakan oleh pelaku usaha agar startup dapat terus berkembang. Bahkan, banyaknya tugas tersebut terkadang membuat pekerjaan startup terasa berat dan panjang, mengingat sumber daya dan timnya yang masih terbatas.

Untuk membantu bisnis mengatasi hal ini, membangun produktivitas dan efektivitas tim bisa menjadi salah satu caranya. Dengan mengutamakan hal-hal yang bersifat prioritas dan mengesampingkan hal-hal yang sepele oleh tim, ini akan membantu startup untuk menghadapi tantangan dan mencapai kesuksesan.

4.   Alokasi anggaran yang efektif

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Mengelola alokasi anggaran yang efektif juga bisa menjadi langkah menuju kesuksesan startup. Setiap hal tentu perlu dianggarkan sesuai rencana agar pengeluaran yang tidak terduga dapat dihindari oleh startup.

Misalnya, startup Anda memiliki kebutuhan untuk menskalakan kapasitas infrastruktur IT setiap enam bulan sekali. Maka, startup pun perlu merinci biaya yang akan dikenakan agar alokasinya dapat dibatasi dan diefisiensikan.

5.   Kemampuan untuk beradaptasi dengan perubahan

 

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Startup yang sukses selalu bersedia untuk bisa beradaptasi dengan teknologi baru. Dengan melakukannya, startup akan menghasilkan inovasi yang baik dan mampu diterima oleh konsumennya. Selain itu, beradaptasi dengan memanfaatkan solusi teknologi juga dapat membantu bisnis untuk mempercepat laju kerja dan mengefisiensikan sumber daya yang ada. Dengan demikian, hal tersebut pun akan membantu pelaku usaha untuk mencapai kesuksesan startup yang diinginkan.

Itulah beberapa poin yang bisa Anda implementasikan untuk mencapai kesuksesan startup. Bila Anda memiliki pertanyaan lebih lanjut mengenai solusi cloud untuk startup, Anda dapat mengubungi kami di sini atau ke sales@zettagrid.id. 

 

Choosing The Best Disaster Recovery Solution For Your Business

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Choosing The Best Disaster Recovery Solution For Your Business

The growth of technology has brought positive impact while also give several risks for digital business. To keep business continuity, enterprise should have plan, one of them is implementing Disaster Recovery for their cloud infrastructure. From all DR solutions that offer their capabilities, which one is suitable to your business needs?

Find the answer on “Zettagrid e-Techday: Choosing The Best Disaster Recovery Solution For Your Business” and meet our cloud expert Aditya Irawan as Senior Cloud Consultant Zettagrid Indonesia.

Event Details

Day: Thursday, 25 November 2021
Time: 02.00 – 04.00 PM
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Understanding The Risk of Attack Surface for Businesses

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Understanding The Risk of Attack Surface for Businesses

Reducing the risk of attack surface is essential, especially in small and mid-size business environments. By having a certainty that the attack surface has been kept as small as possible, the company has successfully satisfied the basic cyber security measure.

That’s why, understanding how it works and how it may rise may help businesses reduce the risk of cyber attack engagements and ensuring business continuity.

While most small and mid-size businesses may think that they are too small to become a cyberattack target, revealing how attack surfaces could penetrate the inner section of the business may uncover other company’s vulnerabilities, especially in term of IT network management.

Thus, understanding the IT environment and the element surrounding it in the business’s surface attack risks would be a good step to strengthening the defense. 

Primary Attack Surfaces 

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Before understanding the risk of the attack surface, it’s better to learn about the kinds of attack surfaces. There are two of them, devices and people.

Devices

As you may see today, businesses are getting familiar with Internet usage, allowing more and more devices to be connected. Despite the fact that it’s great for the company’s production management, it could be a gateway for criminals to enter, attacking the business while there’s a chance.

They usually have their most common weapons, Ransomware, and Hybrid Ransomware. Ransomware is already bad enough as the program allows cybercriminals to penetrate a device, take control of it, and demand a ransom from a user. Hybrid Ransomware works in a similar way but affects a greater aspect of the system. While Ransomware may affect one device, the hybrid form can affect the entire network.

People

In the common scenario, sophisticated cyberattacks usually target the weakest aspect in the digital security chain, which is the people. According to DBIR 2020 report by Verizon, almost 22% of breaches were caused by human error. Meanwhile, nearly 95% of cloud breaches also happened due to human errors, as stated by Gartner.

However, the must-have protocols usually revolve around password policies, and other safeguards usually can’t be found in small and mid-size businesses. This condition is making the risk rises higher. The situation is even worsened by the fact that 66% of people still use the same password combination despite their understanding of how important to change passwords for different accounts.

More skillful attackers also have a trick to use social engineering to gain access to networks from the employees themselves. What social engineering does is trick people to give in any confidential information about the company. Usually, the attackers would use some media like email, pretending to be a credible individual or an organization. Most workers who are still clueless about this can’t be able to defend themselves.

Attack Surface Management’s Essential Components 

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Now, to mitigate the risk of the attack surface while strengthening the data protection, there are some steps SMBs can do:

Discovery

The very first step of any attack surface management is to discover all the assets that have been used or connected to the internet that contains the company’s sensitive data, including trade secrets information.

However, the assets can either be owned and operated by the organization or third parties like cloud providers, suppliers, or business partners.

Classification Method

After the assets have been discovered, the next step would be digital asset inventory classification. This step includes dispatching and labelling the assets based on the properties, type, and how critical are they for business.

Ratings and Scorings

The attack surface management wouldn’t be completed without actionable risk scoring and rating. Usually, companies always have thousands or even millions of growing data. Without the security rating protocols, it will be harder to identify any security issues for each asset and whether they’re at risk for security breaches.

Security Monitoring

To offer decent data protection for the company, continuous security monitoring is always needed as a part of mitigating the risk of the attack surface.

Conclusion

Now, you’ve gained an understanding that SMBs are currently facing an ever-growing problem that could be unstoppable. But, with adequate knowledge of what key security measures are needed for better cyber security and actionable approaches to maintain the security, businesses or organizations will be managed to strive against the risk of the attack surface and successfully maintain their business continuity.

If you want to learn more about how to prevent cyber-attack with Attack Surface Management, you can register to “Zettagrid e-Techday: How to Secure Your Business from Data Breach with Attack Surface Management” on Thursday, 29 September 2020, on Zoom Meeting here.

3 Kiat Melindungi Data Bisnis dari Risiko Bencana

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3 Kiat Melindungi Data Bisnis dari Risiko Bencana

Mungkin pepatah “Sedia payung sebelum hujan” sudah banyak Anda dengar di mana-mana. Baik untuk mempersiapkan kebutuhan maupun kegiatan sehari-hari, pepatah tersebut sering disematkan agar kita lebih bersiap menghadapi risiko kedepannya. Begitu pula ketika Anda membangun bisnis, pepatah ini bisa jadi acuan agar bisnis bersiap menghadapi ancaman yang potensial, termasuk salah satunya bencana.

Baru-baru ini, kebakaran telah terjadi di Kantor Badan Pengawas Obat dan Makanan (BPOM). Dilansir dari kompas.com, kebakaran bermula ketika kantor BPOM sedang ada perbaikan panel listrik di lorong F timur dan F barat. Meskipun kebakaran terjadi karena arus aliran pendek, namun CNN menyebut satu ruangan yang memuat arsip dan standardisasi napza rusak oleh kobaran api. Akibatnya, BPOM pun mengalami kerugian hingga Rp. 600 juta.

Kasus di atas mungkin bisa menjadi gambaran bagi organisasi untuk menghadapi bencana. Dengan mempersiapkan strategi keamanan data dan pemulihan bencana yang baik, bisnis bisa meminimalisir risiko atau kerugian yang mungkin terjadi.

Artikel ini akan memberikan Anda tips mempersiapkan pemulihan bencana yang baik untuk sistem IT bisnis. Penasaran seperti apa? Simak selengkapnya di bawah ini:

1. Menjaga tata kelola yang baik sesuai anjuran pemerintah

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Tips pertama untuk melindungi data bisnis dari potensi bencana adalah dengan menjaga tata kelola yang baik sesuai anjuran pemerintah. Ini berarti organisasi dapat menyesuaikan regulasi infrastruktur IT-nya sesuai peraturan pemerintah yang ada. 

Bila menyangkut tentang perlindungan data dari bencana, bisnis bisa melihat ketentuan hukum Indonesia PP Nomor 71 tahun 2019, yang mewajibkan organisasi memiliki Disaster Recovery Center di Indonesia. Dengan mengimplementasikan peraturan tersebut, organisasi memiliki komitmen atas tata kelola yang baik atau good governance

2. Persiapkan solusi Disaster Recovery

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Bencana memang tidak bisa diprediksi kapan datangnya. Bisa jadi ketika bisnis sedang berkembang pesat, bencana datang dan mengganggu sistem IT dan menyebabkan downtime hingga hilangnya data. Oleh sebab itu, solusi pun diperlukan agar bisnis bisa mempersiapkan risiko bencana yang mungkin terjadi.

Memiliki solusi Disaster Recovery berbasis cloud bisa menjadi pilihan untuk melindungi sistem IT dan data bisnis Anda. Kemampuannya yang bisa meningkatkan penyimpanan sistem dan data, memudahkan bisnis untuk memiliki akses terhadap sistem dan datanya ketika bencana terjadi. Oleh sebab itu, Anda tidak perlu lagi khawatir ketika potensi dan risiko bencana melanda bisnis Anda.

 3. Persiapkan strategi untuk hadapi potensi downtime ketika bencana terjadi

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Ketika bencana terjadi dan menghambat sistem IT, ini bisa menimbulkan downtime untuk organisasi. Akibatnya, tidak hanya sistem IT yang akan terkendala, tapi layanan dan operasional bisnis pun bisa terhenti karena bencana. Apabila bisnis tidak mampu mengatasi kendala downtime, tentu ini bisa mengakibatkan kerugian secara finansial.

Itulah mengapa, solusi Disaster Recovery sangat penting untuk dimiliki bisnis. Selain mempersiapkan bisnis dari potensi bencana, Disaster Recovery juga memudahkan bisnis untuk memiliki ketersediaan akses ke sistem dan datanya. Sehingga ketika bisnis dihadapkan oleh potensi downtime akibat bencana maupun hardware failure, Disaster Recovery bisa memulihkan Virtual Machine (VM) sesuai dengan skenario failover bisnis. Dengan demikian, bisnis bisa meminimalisir risiko dan kerugian yang mungkin terjadi.

Itulah beberapa tips yang bisa Anda ikuti untuk melindungi data bisnis dari risiko bencana. Bila Anda memiliki pertanyaan lebih lanjut tentang solusi Disaster Recovery, Anda bisa menghubungi kami di sini atau ke sales@zettagrid.id.   

 

Signs That Your Enterprise Cloud Solutions is Over-Engineered

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Signs That Your Enterprise Cloud Solutions is Over-Engineered

As technology developed by the day, many enterprises now implement workload solutions to digitize and fastening their organizations. With agility and automation, technology is now believed to be one of the indicators to boost and efficiently the operations of organizations. No wonder, why Indonesia Government itself has pushed many businesses for digital transformation by using technology, including enterprise cloud solutions.

According to apprenda.com, enterprise cloud solutions is a term that may refer to a cloud service platform such as Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). It provides all of the resources needed to perform the required business functions in an integrated manner, within the framework of the cloud architecture that delivers the solution.

Although there are so many cloud service providers that we can see, does not mean we can decide to implement one without considering it. Many providers offer over-engineered enterprise cloud solutions that complex and inefficient, so it increased costs, risks, or complexities of the system that can result in its failure. That’s why business needs to look for the signs of which enterprise cloud solutions that over-engineered, before deciding to implement one.

No worries, in the article below we have compiled the signs of over-engineered enterprise cloud solutions. Curious to know it further? Read them here:

1. Has no single source of truth for enterprise data

You may think cloud migration will provide the business with the ability to centralize data within a single go-to database (physical or abstract) and store important data such as customer, sales, or inventory. But in fact, there are still many cloud services with no centralized coordination around common database services, which will lead to many different types of databases during the move to cloud.

Therefore, before deciding to move to one of the enterprise cloud solutions, business needs to double-check on its deployment. So, it will prevent business to the complex deployment and increased cost also risk.

2. The cloud costs more than the status quo

Although it’s common to spend more on cloud solutions than on its starting point, business must also factor in its many advantages to the business. a good rule of thumb for an acceptable cost increase would perhaps 10% to 15% more than its starting point. However, many businesses still have end states that are 30% to 50% more costly, with no clear business benefits to justify the extra costs. 

Therefore, business needs to keep a close eye on centralized efficiency and cost optimization in its enterprise cloud solution. Over-engineering happens when business adds too many unnecessary features. These features drive up the costs without a counterbalancing ROI.

3. Has no centralized command and control

The core problem for most enterprises is a lack of centralized planning. When it comes to common services, operations, or security, too many choices and a lack of governance quickly lead to a mess.

For example, a public cloud is added to a multi-cloud deployment because a single development team said they needed a specific database that runs on a specific cloud. The addition happened without examining the cost, ops, and complexity of managing a public cloud that provides one service to one team. Therefore, the coordination between development and migration teams is needed for a fully optimized meta-architecture for an enterprise cloud solution.


If you have any questions related to our cloud solutions, you can contact us here or through sales@zettagrid.id.

 

How to implement Disaster Recovery Plan for SAP?

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How to implement Disaster Recovery Plan for SAP?

 In developing a business, disaster is not a matter of if anymore, but when. Therefore, before disaster strikes the organization, enterprise needs to mitigate the plan to prevent the risks of disaster. Implementing Disaster Recovery can be the solution to solve this problem. With its capability to recover business-critical systems and data, the organization can save its business continuity. That’s why some organizations see Disaster Recovery as a critical solution to their survival, including for SAP.

Disaster Recovery for SAP has always been a discussion since SAP is one of the most mission-critical applications for organization. IDC analyzed the cost to the company, should a critical application fail. They calculated the cost to be between $500.000 to $1 million per hour of downtime. But, no worries, as organizations are ready to effectively combat downtime in SAP with the recovery solution, the business can save cost and minimize the loss.

This article will be discussing how to implement a Disaster Recovery plan for SAP. Read them below here:

1. Planning The Basic Infrastructure 

The first thing to ensure an effective recovery plan for a SAP-based business is to maintain an ecosystem that has uninterrupted power supply. Plan for redundancies from multiple providers and power generators. With an adequate supply of diesel, enterprise can keep the business running for at least 48 hours.

However, redundancies also need to be planned for internet connectivity. A single connection is fraught with risks and at least two separate companies providing connectivity will mitigate the risk of connection downtimes. This also needs to be set up to automatically switch using adequate network hardware.

The next step is business needs to ensure that all the hardware has built-in redundancy. The last thing business would want to experience is to be left with data backups and nowhere to install them. This is very crucial to get you back on your feet without delay, in the event of a disaster. Regular audits to ensure that these systems are functioning as expected is the first and most important aspect of any recovery Plan.

2. Search for the RPO and RTO

RPO and RTO are the two key parameters that form the crux of Disaster Recovery planning for SAP. RTO stands for Recovery Time Objective and RPO stands for Recovery Point Objective. Practical, pre-defined, and pre-approved RPO and RTO are essential to chart your recovery plan.

With these two aspects, business would know how long it would take before they can switch to the SAP recovery site.

3. Disaster Recovery Plans and the Technologies used

Disaster Recovery plan for SAP begins by planning backups of the database that stores all the information managed by the SAP applications. the technologies used for this purpose can be traditional or advanced, such as Network Attached Storage (NAS), VMware SRM for SAP DR, cloud DR, HANA-specific Disaster Recovery, or Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS).

4. Geographical Location of Disaster Recovery site or center

After choosing the method of recovery to be implemented for SAP, the next most important aspect is to choose the ideal center that provides a safe house for your data. The Disaster Recovery center should be in a different seismic zone. A rule of thumb is to have at least 60 km between two data centers. This helps mitigate the risk of seismic activity at these centers.

 

Those are ways to implement a Disaster Recovery plan for SAP. If you have any questions related to our Disaster Recovery solutions, you can contact us here or through sales@zettagrid.id.

Why Business Needs Disaster Recovery for SAP? 

Why Business Needs Disaster Recovery for SAP? 

As the digital economy expands, technology adoption like SAP becomes growing for some organizations. With its development and automation, SAP has helped organizations work seamlessly in this era. Therefore, it’s not a surprise anymore to see this technology as a worth investment for enterprise to start to digitize its business operational system. 

However, adopting SAP to automate business operations does not mean it can be free from the threat. Security threats or disasters can strike the organization system, including SAP, anytime it can and cause many risks for its continuity. That’s why adopting SAP would be ideal if the organization also prepares for the solution to prevent the threats. One of them is by using Disaster Recovery.

According to discus.solutions, Disaster Recovery enables organizations to take preventive measures to ensure the business continues to function uninterrupted despite facing a disaster situation. By minimizing the effects of a jolt and recover any lost assets, Disaster Recovery can be a key component for Business Continuity plan. Not only that, having a Disaster Recovery plan for SAP will also prevent business from some risks. Curious to know what is the risk? Read them below here:

1. Prevent Loss That Caused by Failed SAP Application

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Implementing SAP system that is a perfect fit for your business is never a spontaneous decision, considering it has a massive investment. That’s why for some business, choosing SAP takes plan, strategies, and considerations to become successful. But for some, SAP projects that lack of a sound strategic plan have led to epic disasters like SAP application failure. 

That’s why having a Disaster Recovery for SAP is important for business. By implementing it, business can save financial costs of SAP application failure per hour. Not only that, but Disaster Recovery can also recover the SAP systems that were impacted by the failure. Thus, business operational system still can be run without having an extended downtime.

2. Minimize the Risk of Downtime

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Disasters, or even failures, are common things that can occur and cause downtime to business. Moreover, these can lead to huge losses in man-hours within and outside of the organization. That’s why before it strikes, business needs to consider the solution for its system, especially for its SAP application.

Create a strategy with Disaster Recovery can be an option to prevent its manifold effects. By having a second-site that places and recovers system including SAP, a business can save and minimize the risks of downtime. That’s why organizations need to think twice about a solution like Disaster Recovery for SAP to save its business continuity.

3.  Save Business Reputation

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Experiencing a downtime to business can impact everything, whether it can be revenue loss or the worse, business can lose its reputation and trust from its customer that is caused by the down business operations and services.

That’s why Disaster Recovery for SAP is critical for business. By saving time from extended downtime, Disaster Recovery solutions enable business to maintain and save its reputation before it gets worse. Thus, business still can save trust, whether from suppliers or customers.


Those are the three reasons why you need Disaster Recovery for SAP. If you have any questions related to our Disaster Recovery solutions, you can contact us here or through sales@zettagrid.id.

 

What To Prevent In Migrating To Cloud? 

migrating to cloudWhat To Prevent In Migrating To Cloud? 

In expanding business systems, enterprise often look for the best asset for integration. Technology such as Cloud Service Provider can be an option for business integration systems. Not only because it’s affordable, but it also can be allocated and changed in minutes. Even enterprises technology elites are spending dollars on the Public Cloud these days. Thus, it can be a good idea for a business long-term investment.

However, implementing cloud infrastructure can’t be defined as a solution to fix existing problems, such as data mess, application issues, inadequate security, or frequent outages due to a lack of operational disciplines and tools. Once business migrates these issues, it will end up with less-than-optimal systems in the cloud. Moreover, it can get worse if the IT department still be on the learning curve of using the Public Cloud. So, it will be increasing risk and cost without improving any of its systems.

Therefore, business needs to know what mistakes in migrating to the cloud. No worries, below here we have compiled three things that needed to avoid in cloud migration. Read them below here:

1. Migrating all business data to the cloud

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In developing a business, having multiple sources is important for storing enterprise data. But if you don’t look at this side, then you just make a big mistake for business continuity.

Having a massive number of redundant databases and no one knows where all the data is, can be fatal for the business. Moreover, if the business decided to migrate all data – including the complex one – to the cloud, it will not improve everything except for causing a new problem. Therefore, consider and segmented what to store and integrated into the cloud is important to do. Thus, business investment in cloud infrastructure can be effective and beneficial.

2. Forget to secure the data

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Migrating certain data to cloud infrastructure must include proper security practices from the organization. Even, a change is needed once the data move. But, if your organization does no comply with this practice, then you just caused a new problem for cloud migration.

As migrating encrypted data to the cloud, the organization certainly thinks if the assets are normally well-locked down. Little did they know, it is easy to inadvertently create vulnerabilities in the cloud since customers are responsible for setting many security controls around their apps and data. That’s why securing the data by encrypting them is important for the organization before it is being moved to the cloud.

3.  Assuming that all cloud environments are the same

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Once business decided to migrate their system to cloud, they can’t assume that all cloud environments are the same. Every cloud provider designs their cloud differently, specializing in different functions and capabilities for their deployment.

That’s why in migrating to cloud, business should never blindly do it from one cloud to another before becoming familiar with its new environment. Otherwise, the migration process will be a problem while organization needs to struggle to reconfigure data to fit the new environment.

Zettagrid Indonesia is a Cloud Service Provider in Indonesia that provides Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) such as VMware Virtual Data Center, VMware Virtual Server, Veeam Backup, and so on. If you have any questions related to the effective backup strategy or cloud solutions, you can reach us here or through sales@zettagrid.id.