Weber Shandwick chooses Utixo for disaster recovery
Weber Shandwick was formed in 2000 by the merger of Shandwick International and Weber Group. Weber Shandwick has grown to become one of the largest public relations agencies in the world. Together with its affiliates, Weber Shandwick has 123 offices in 81 countries around the world and employs about 5,000 people.
The need for the Milan office was to create a cloud disaster recovery site to complement the robust backup systems already implemented onsite. All this was necessary to ensure business continuity for its customers even under extreme conditions.
Utixo’s project involves connecting the local network with a private network in a datacenter more than 500km away and replicating production systems on the cloud. In addition, switch over procedures for DR mode activation are described and documented.
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Why is it important to have a Disaster Recovery procedure?
A disaster recovery procedure is critically important for any organization. The Strasbourg incident in April last year is certainly a lesson not to be underestimated. Disaster recovery provides a structured plan to address and mitigate the adverse effects of a disaster . Situations in which action may be required may be a system outage, hardware failure, cyber attack, or catastrophic natural event.
The procedure, therefore, is essential to preserve continuity of business operations, protect vital data, reduce downtime, improve organizational resilience, and ensure regulatory compliance. Investing in planning and implementing a robust disaster recovery plan is a proactive measure that can help an organization survive and recover quickly from adverse situations.