How much fear is behind the tens of thousands of daily searches for backup disaster recovery?
How do you know your backup recovery will work? What will you be able to restore, really? Globally, the search is on for the best backup and disaster recovery solutions for businesses. As it becomes easier to create and share data, the need for backup services increases. Fortunately, new cloud computing technologies allow for endless data sharing and syncing, and these interactions can be protected by replication services.
Create Your Data, Back IT Up, and Test Your Backups
Testing backup recovery solutions can feel like a weekend chore. However, routine IT maintenance, through audits and assessments, is essential to effective business resiliency strategy. If you ever lose data, from something as simple as contact information to logins, we want to know we can restore the data you need.
What is disaster recovery?
Basically, disaster recovery in the world of IT involves creating a proactive action plan to protect an organization from risks. Risks include equipment failures, natural disasters, cyberattacks, and more. When disaster strikes, you need a data recovery team ready to help restore your systems. Pulling a fire alarm doesn’t put out the fire. Similarly, alerting the authorities during a ransomware attack is not going to save your business. Ultimately, you need an IT crew circumventing disasters caused by internal errors and cybercrime, while also testing your backups for data continuity following a natural disaster. We can stop a hacker, but we can’t stop a hurricane.
Many organizations, especially ones that create and store significant data, secure information and operate across large networks. In such a case, implementing a disaster recovery plan is critical to business continuity. These plans involve a set of policies and procedures that work to limit disruption caused by a disaster. Due to disaster planning, the negative impact on day-to-day business operations is minimal. Disasters affect productivity, which affects the bottom line. Just as most things in life, a proactive solution is the best plan. Instead of reactivity, plan, test, adjust the plan if necessary, and test again.
Disaster Recovery Solutions
Files can be restored when a solid backup recovery solution is in place. Many people have a backup system and rely on it exclusively. However, many companies don’t check to make sure the backup system is working properly (or see the backed up data) until they have a loss.
Before a data crash, test your backup system for reliability. After a disaster, backup recovery needs to restore the information you need to continue business. Many companies don’t know how much space is required for the backup. This results in the system failing to restore all that is needed, simply because it just wasn’t large enough to hold the amount of data required. Trained to conceptualize data availability, data recovery consultants help you determine how much space you need, whether it’s on a backup appliance or in an unlimited cloud.
Furthermore, IT consultants can help you create a comprehensive plan across all applications used by your team. Not only do disaster recovery plans address restoring servers with backup, they also cover essentials like backup testing, software restoration, and more, like what steps to take when addressing issues with exchanges.
Companies spend far less money when dealing with disaster recovery if they already have a plan in place that allows for maintenance and backup testing. If there is a disaster, those companies with ongoing support are more likely to have a smooth disaster recovery than those that don’t. Even one failure of the backup system can create serious data loss. Are you ready to test your data? Our assessments can help determine if your critical data is ready for a crisis.