Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

Disaster Recovery South Africa (‘DRSA’) was founded in 2006 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Global ASP. DRSA provides a number of large financial services customers with disaster recovery and related services. Its infrastructure, methodology and pro-active involvement with its clients in times of crisis have been a strong catalyst to DRSA’s success in the local market.
DRSA features world class facilities, including Syndicated and Dedicated work area seats, IT Hosting, Co-location and connectivity infrastructure. High availability and online backup solutions are designed to reduce recovery times and ensure resilience.
DRSA’s unique facilities are designed to support small, medium and large businesses in South Africa, and are ideally geared to support the demands of Call Centres, Financial Services Clients, and other enterprise environments with complex requirements.

Recovery Facility

DRSA’s Disaster Recovery Centre provides a comprehensive Disaster Recovery environment, to ensure minimal disruption of critical services, at a time when they are needed most. The Facility is strategically situated in Midrand in a secure office park, with easy access to major arterial routes and public transport systems. This secure facility is protected with intelligent access control systems, CCTV monitoring and 24 hour security patrols.
All critical electrical infrastructures are protected with multiple standby diesel generators, in addition to Uninterruptable Power Supply units.
DRSA provides flexible solutions to meet the client’s requirement – Clients may opt for a mix of dedicated or syndicated seats. “Seats” by definition – incorporate the Desktop Workspace, Swivel Chair, High-End Workstation, LCD Monitor, Digital Telephone, Network Access Point and printing capabilities.

Data Centre

DRSA boasts a Highly Resilient Data Centre with A&B power feeds, multiple UPS and Generators, robust access control and redundant cooling systems.
Specifically designed for hosting and co-location services, intelligent building management systems such as VESDA apparatus protect the Data Centre against environmental failures.

Resilient Connectivity

Multiple service providers terminate within the Data Centre providing true vendor independence and various connectivity options. Redundant routes ensure availability in the event of a point failure. In addition the network is constantly monitored by trained engineers to ensure immediately response to potential outages.