Disaster Recovery

A recent study discovered that, of companies experiencing a “major loss” of computer records, 43 percent never reopened, 51 percent closed within two years of the loss, and a mere 6 percent survived over the long-term. These statistics highlight the necessity of crafting a Business Continuity Planning (BCP) strategy grounded in a robust data backup and recovery: ASK Backup & Disaster Recovery solutions.

ASK has a longtime commitment to providing superior consulting and Disaster Recovery solutions for small and medium businesses in Lansing, Michigan and surrounding areas. We understand that a comprehensive solution for back up and disaster recovery must be based upon a complete understanding of our customer’s business tolerance, budget, infrastructure, regulatory requirements and growth strategies



Now there’s a superior backup and disaster recovery solution for your Microsoft™ Windows servers that matches your needs and fits within your budget.

Our Network Attached Storage (NAS) device delivers a price-performance combination that compares well to expensive, high-availability server clustering, and beats tape backup solutions that are currently used in many business continuity plans.

The appliance takes snapshots of all the data on your servers up to every 15 minutes for better recovery point objectives. Then, if the need arises, our business continuity solution can restore server operations in 30 minutes or less using advanced virtualization tools.

Our complete Backup and Rapid Recovery for Windows Solution includes:

  • Onsite NAS Device and optional Offsite Data Storage
  • Quick Standby Server using an Instant Virtualization Technology
  • Flexible Recovery options including Microsoft Exchange Mailbox and Message Level restores
  • Bare Metal Restorations
  • All inclusive solution at a low monthly cost

Our solution allows companies to decide whether to backup data onsite for ease of restoration, remote backup offsite for added security, or both for the maximum disaster recovery and business continuity solution. Our software is fully monitored by our Network Operations Center and help with a restoration or backup problem is just a phone call away. Because your servers are virtualized on our backup device you can have seamless operations in the case of a catastrophic server hardware failure.


RAPID RECOVERY FOR IBM® SYSTEM i Rapid Disaster Recovery Solutions by ASK

ASK offers multiple options for back up and DR solutions of your IBM System i environment. We would be glad to provide you with a free consultation on which solution best fits your needs.


This service provides a replacement system capable of running all user data and applications in the event of a disaster. The Hot-spare service provides the ability to have a system delivered to your location, or an alternate location within a specified time frame when you declare a disaster.

Benefits of the Solution Include:

  • Onsite delivery and installation of compatible replacement system in the event of a disaster
  • Daily remote monitoring to ensure a successful tape backup has occurred
  • Performance of an Annual Test which includes a complete restore on a backup system
  • Service level agreement ensuring delivery of replacement system within a specified time frame in a disaster
  • Installation of IBM system software, customer data, and configurations onto replacement machine in a disaster

Includes custom System i backup software

  • The ability to logically group libraries for ease of backup and restore
  • A historical view of backup history
  • Save-while-active integration to reduce down time windows to a few minutes
  • An easy way to identify libraries which are not included in your save strategy
  • A proven solution used for years by many of ASK’s clients
  • Batch restricted state saves, which allows flexible scheduling of critical operating system data
  • Full training for your personnel on use of the software