Disaster Recovery

MHA Consulting will help you develop a mature and sophisticated IT Disaster Recovery Planning program.

Our portfolio of consulting services is designed to assess, implement, exercise and maintain the maturity and sophistication of your IT Disaster Recovery Planning program. More than 25% of businesses damaged by both man-made and natural disasters never recover. Those that do are more likely the ones that sought comprehensive disaster recovery solutions before the disaster occurred. Despite this statistic, only 35% of businesses have a routinely-tested disaster recovery plan. This oversight can be fatal to your business.

Our Disaster Recovery Services


Current State Assessment

Current State Assessment (CSA)


MHA’s Current State Assessment (CSA) provides an in-depth assessment of the capability and maturity of your current Business Continuity and IT Disaster Recovery Programs based on industry best practices and standards. The CSA will provide you with detailed findings, recommendations and metrics defining the current maturity and recovery capability of your programs. At the end of the study, MHA provides expert recommendations to heighten the sophistication and maturity of your recovery programs. The CSA is an excellent first step for new and existing programs to establish a baseline of maturity and capability and to develop a roadmap for future improvement.


Data Center Recovery Strategies

Data Center Recovery Strategies


Today’s business relies heavily on Information Technology to be highly available and to operate with minimal disruption in a disaster. The need for a well-thought-out, comprehensive data center recovery solution that meets the needs of the business is key to a successful BCP program. MHA’s data center recovery strategy process provides a documented business case to help guide your data center recovery decisions. Recovery options, recommendations, associated costs, data center requirements and relocation/migration strategy are all included to provide management with the information needed to make the right decisions. Is your data center recovery strategy consistent with the current and future needs of your business?

Data Center Relocation

Data Center Relocation

MHA provides comprehensive planning, project management and implementation services for clients requiring Data Center Relocation due to consolidations, migrations, acquisitions, business moves or other strategic business reasons. Our Data Center Relocation IT service provides quality pre-move, move and post-move services.

Crisis Management (CM)

Crisis Management


Management’s actions in the first hours of a crisis situation can have a great impact on a company’s ability to respond and recover with minimal economic, reputational and physical impacts. We help you build plans that define the roles and responsibilities of individuals, enabling timely action that addresses critical issues. This limits the impact of a crisis situation on people, infrastructure and essential business functions. Is your team identified and ready to make the right decisions in a crisis?

Business Recovery Plan Development

Disaster Recovery Plans

Information Technology is a critical component of today’s business processes. Through alignment of strategic and tactical planning, we create, review, test and update plans. This validates technical and logistical capabilities to respond to meet Recovery Time and Point Objectives.


Mock Disaster Exercise

Mock Disaster Exercise


Mock Disaster Exercises validate your Crisis Management Team’s ability to effectively respond to and recover from a potential or actual crisis situation. Since its inception in 1999, MHA Consulting has performed over 500 enterprise mock disaster exercises for companies of all sizes. Our approach to performing a mock exercise incorporates both senior management and business unit leaders, as we guide the organization from the start of an event to successful recovery. Each scenario MHA uses takes a great deal of planning and in-house creativity. Please call us today to discuss how our personalized process can help you and your organization ensure the successful management of your response and recovery.

Business Recovery Plan Exercises

Disaster Recovery Plan Exercises

Validating whether your plans will achieve your predefined RTOs and RPOs is an essential part of maintaining and evolving your Disaster Recovery capabilities. It also improves decision-making to reduce wasted time and money. With expert MHA assistance, disaster exercises validate your ability to restore critical systems and applications at your designated alternate data center.


BCM Plan Maintenance

Disaster Recovery Plan Maintenance and Continuous Improvement

Disaster Recovery Planning is an ongoing process. Maintaining and updating your plans is an essential phase that keeps your Disaster Recovery program in line with your business requirements and objectives. MHA Consulting’s BCM planning methodology, or process, provides a framework of requirements, efforts and deliverables, each leading into the next phase of a continuous improvement cycle.

Who We’ve Helped


Keller Williams
Charles Schwab
Mercedes Benz Financial Services
Hewlett-Packard, Inc.
Mutual of Omaha
Fannie Mae
American Express
  • “We embarked on a journey to make our business continuity program more meaningful to our employees. The support and expertise from MHA made it possible to move our continuity program to the next level.  We now have an improved program that provides a better overall service to the entire business."

    Phil Cook Director, Technology, Operations & Maintenance, Leading Water Utility
  • "MHA's expertise in facilitating relevant and meaningful tabletop emergency response exercises is second to none.  Michael Herrera and his team have been instrumental in moving our school district to the forefront of emergency response capabilities."

    Mark Pompano Director of Security, Newtown Public Schools
  • "Our goal was to make our business continuity program not only more meaningful and usable to our organization, but to make risk mitigation a strategic advantage.  As a global organization with operations in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, we needed a skilled business partner to help us develop a program that provided consistency across the organization – and one that was tailored to meet the specific needs of each local office.  MHA provided us the support and expertise we needed to make this possible and, as a result, we now have robust BCM program that provides functional service, protection and recoverability to the entire global business."

    James A. Garrett Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Litigation|NuVasive, Inc.
  • "Michael Herrera and MHA are clearly the domain experts in the segment of resiliency. Their high level of professionalism and knowledge of particular industry standards are the reason we at John Jay College often seek their counsel."

    Anthony L. Gentile Senior Adjunct Professor and CEO, Center for Private Security and Safety, John Jay College of Criminal Justice,

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