Advancements in technology are creating a huge shift in the way we as end users are incorporating critical applications into our organisations. Locally installed on-premise applications which require huge financial and time outlays to purchase and integrate are being replaced with SaaS applications delivered through a third party hosting partner.
Whilst this provides many benefits to the end user, especially the time and cost savings associated with implementing SaaS applications and their potential to be more flexible, compatible and accessible, there are significant risks associated with SaaS applications which many end users may not be aware of.
In many instances, with SaaS applications any data associated with the application is stored by the hosting partner, making it very difficult for the end user to access and retrieve should the relationship between the software supplier and the hosting partner break down. Therefore, in the event the software supplier is no longer in a position to support the application, the software user has no control over continuation of the service and no access to their valuable data.
This data loss is often more devastating than the loss of service as without the data, the service cannot be accurately redeployed and is therefore rendered useless.
The LCP Agreement is a market leading, platform independent service, delivered by SES which is guaranteed to provide complete and rapid accessibility to your hosted applications in the event that the hosted environment or supplier are no longer available to provide the service.
This market-leading service is a live and functioning disaster recovery solution. When called upon, SES will be responsible for rapidly recreating the working service on your behalf. Following a confirmed release, the LCP will provide a guaranteed period of service continuity. Providing invaluable time to make alternative arrangements – whether that’s bringing the service in-house or transitioning to a replacement. This period of continuity is built into the coverage from the start and guaranteed by SES.
Guarantee Hosted Applications Can Be Restored Quickly – The LCP guarantees that hosted applications can be restored quickly and resume providing business critical services, eliminating the risk of significant downtime to key services and business operations.
Assurance That The Most Complex Applications Can Be Rebuilt – Independent reports compiled and deposited in Escrow along with the complete code deposit provides assurances that even the most complex applications can be rebuilt in its native environment.
Confirms The Application Functions Correctly – Random functionality testing carried out on the built application at the end of the validation exercise to confirm the application functions correctly.
Protection Against The Loss Of Key Development Staff – Added protection against the loss of key development staff involved in developing/building the application.
Rapid Access To The Service & All Data – Rapid access to not only the service but all data which is independently secured and updated under the agreement in real time.
Prompt Deployment & Business Continuity – Enables SES to assure a prompt deployment and business continuity service.
To speak to one of our specialists about your business continuity requirements or discuss our LCP Agreement in more detail, please get in touch.
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