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MRIS: Proactively Protecting Your Business

June 23, 2011  |  by Anne

Guest Post by Garry Marsoubian, Director of Data Center Services

In today’s unpredictable world of natural disasters, have you ever considered what would happen if your MLS went down for a prolonged period of time?  How would you be able to operate your day-to-day business? Would all of your contact and listing information be saved? Understanding the vital importance of safeguarding your business during unpredictable events, MRIS has proactively been testing a new system designed to protect your business at all times.

Businesses have become vastly dependent on their ability to access, use, modify and customize various computing resources at any given time.  MRIS is no different, and safeguarding MRIS data in what we call disaster recovery implementation will allow your business to continue even in the most unpredictable circumstances.  With your data safe, your business is protected.

Business Continuity is an overall plan for the continuation of all general/critical business operations in the event of a disruption to that business.  For example, it would be a  gas station’s ability to keep the pumps working and the ability to charge customers for the gas they pump.  For a 24×7 customer support center like MRIS, it’s the ability to answers those calls whenever a customer rings.  Our goal during a disaster is to allow business to continue as close to normal as possible. Disaster Recovery is a critical part of business continuity given the dependence we have developed on Information technology.  Disaster recovery focuses on and addresses these IT systems and plans for mitigation of risk and recovery in the event of a natural, human induced or technical disaster.  A hurricane, tornado or flood can cause an IT disaster, as well as human error unpluggin a critical circuit.

MRIS has been busy mirroring the core components of those MLS data resources located in another independent data center.  Independent connectivity, storage, web servers, application servers and more, we have done this to prevent disruption to your business.

In July, MRIS will declare this new mirrored system and its resources as available in the case of a natural, human induced or technical disaster.  Within minutes, these critical core systems will once again be available to you.

The most critical part of a viable disaster recovery solution is planning, and MRIS wants to make sure that you are equipped with the tools you need to do business.

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4 responses to “MRIS: Proactively Protecting Your Business”

  1. Phil Wineman says:

    Great to know MRIS "has our backs"! Thanks for all you guys and gals do for us!

  2. MRIS_Anne says:

    Thanks for the kind words, Phil! We do most certainly "have your back," and understand how vital it is to keep your business data safe. We appreciate your patience over the next few weeks as we really start testing the new system!

  3. JD-OC says:

    I am REALLY surprised that the had not done this already, which poses the question – how many other MLSs have NOT done this.

  4. George says:

    Better late than never

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