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OpCon automation makes disaster recovery easy

It’s a challenge to get an organization running again after it’s stopped. Equipment failures, cyberattacks, and natural disasters can all stop a business dead in its tracks. Fortunately, disaster recovery is easy with OpCon, the workload automation platform powered by SMA Technologies.

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Aug 29th, 2019
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Speed up disaster recovery with OpCon

Typically, disaster recovery teams manually complete their failover process over the course of several hours. From shutting down primary systems, to bringing up a replicated database at a secondary site, to keeping everything in sync during the failover process, there are often hundreds of steps from start to finish.

Putting OpCon in charge of disaster recovery automates most of those steps. That means fewer operators, no possibility of human error, and lightning fast workflow speeds. Often, a single person can manage the entire disaster recovery process in a fraction of the time that it would normally take a team of experts.

Faster disaster recovery for better service

VyStar Credit Union is one such beneficiary of OpCon’s disaster recovery capabilities. As a larger credit union with more than 50 branches, their disaster recovery process previously took nearly three hours. That meant that they were unable to serve more than half a million members during any adverse event.

Unfortunately, adverse events are often when people most need access to their finances. During emergencies, three hours can feel like a lifetime. And, if human error in the failover process extends those three hours to four, then the credit union has failed its member base.

Using OpCon, VyStar was able to cut its failover time almost in half by automating 95% of the process. Not only did OpCon speed up recovery—it also reduced stress. Tensions were high in VyStar’ disaster recovery team because it was critical to get things done right and on time. OpCon automation required only one manual step and guaranteed accuracy and timeliness, which helped cooler heads prevail during disaster recovery scenarios.

Read more about how VyStar streamlined disaster recovery with OpCon.

Workload automation that works for you

Disaster recovery is just one aspect of business that OpCon can automate. For many businesses, it’s one of their most critical, stressful, and time-sensitive processes. Still, disasters and disaster recovery exercises happen only so often.

Bringing automation into your digital environment can do more than just help you with disaster recovery. OpCon automates any number of tedious manual processes and workflows, empowering your people to pursue higher-level work.

OpCon also offers true enterprise-level solutions individualized to fit any organization’s needs and specifications. OpCon works with all major operating systems and supporting software, making compatibility and flexibility virtual non-issues. Plus, OpCon’s bespoke approach to automation provides a strong foundation for scale and the incorporation of emerging technologies.

Request a demo today to see how OpCon can help your organization.

In this article

Disaster recovery looks different for every organization. Especially in live situations, disaster recovery is stressful, complicated, and logistically fraught. OpCon, powered by SMA Technologies, simplifies the process, ensuring that everything occurs reliably and without possibility of human error.

Client success story: LOHR


Client success story: VyStar


Client success story: Enterprise Services New Zealand


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