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Disaster recovery / Business continuity providers

I am currently looking at business continuity solutions within Switzerland, specifically the use of a recovery centre where computer systems may be maintained as per a live environment and desk space provided in a disaster situation.

Does anyone know of companies in the Zurich region that offer disaster recovery / system availability services such as Sunguard do in the US and UK?
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Old 13.03.2008, 15:48
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Re: Disaster recovery / Business continuity providers

Are you looking at offsite computing facilities or do you need a "hot spare" office too?

I can PM you a name I am familiar with...
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Re: Disaster recovery / Business continuity providers

I have sent you a PM with details of one company that provides such a service.

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Re: Disaster recovery / Business continuity providers

Pat - thanks I will look into them.

Lob - thanks, that is the company I am using at the moment.

I'm looking for a company that can offer me a secured data center, e.g. a restricted access server room or cage within a shared server room facility. As well as a number of hotspare desks which could either be dedicated or shared with a limited number of companies and available within a short period after activation of a DR plan.
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Old 13.03.2008, 16:15
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Re: Disaster recovery / Business continuity providers

Rather unhelpfully I've not seen a company that runs that service a la, Sungard, IBM or Adam Continuity in the UK.
If you do find one I would also be super interested to know about them as well.
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Old 13.03.2008, 16:19
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Re: Disaster recovery / Business continuity providers

There is a facility IIRC here which is embedded in the side of a mountain.

Does anyone know the name?
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Tecnostore
http://www.tecnostore.biz/english_bunker.asp
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Old 13.03.2008, 16:39
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Re: Disaster recovery / Business continuity providers

So at the moment we have a number of possibles

Technostore
Interxion
IBM
Telekurs (server space only, or it was when i last checked in 2006)

Any others?
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Re: Disaster recovery / Business continuity providers

are you a single office company? We have a BCP which involves re-using our other offices. Also consider Citrix-type solutions and keep people at home?
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Old 13.03.2008, 17:14
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Replied via pm Lob.
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Old 13.03.2008, 19:10
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Re: Disaster recovery / Business continuity providers

Inspirion offers data center services but I don't know if they offer what you're looking for. They are quite open-minded though so it doesn't hurt to ask. www.inspirion.ch
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Re: Disaster recovery / Business continuity providers

One of them is SIAG in Gstaad. They provide many of these services, but not sure if they do all of them. They have a few sister companies that provide solutions. www.siag.ch

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There is a facility IIRC here which is embedded in the side of a mountain.

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They are called SwissVault

I have visited the facility, security is tighter than a bank vault.
It is an old military bunker buried deep inside the Swiss Alps.

Very impressive!
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They are called SwissVault

I have visited the facility, security is tighter than a bank vault.
It is an old military bunker buried deep inside the Swiss Alps.

Very impressive!

Swissvault is the service, SIAG is the company. I have worked with them in the past (consulting), don't be put off by the crappy website, these guys are technically very good, they do a lot with financials in Zürich.
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Re: Disaster recovery / Business continuity providers

Cheers guys I will take a look at them.
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Interxion..... tsk tsk....

http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/dyn/news...ft/875026.html

used up their 0.001% today.....
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used up their 0.001% today.....
They used up their 0.001% for the next <edit> years!!

tsk tsk tsk indeed....

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Re: Disaster recovery / Business continuity providers

I can tell you the generators were running today but I can also tell you that they have redundant electric suppliers and expect human error to be the cause. Either way, it's squeeky-bum time
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I can tell you the generators were running today but I can also tell you that they have redundant electric suppliers and expect human error to be the cause. Either way, it's squeeky-bum time
One wonders how many gennies - we have 3 x 1000W each to keep us ticking over. We can loose two and still function....
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