Service interruption. Data loss. Data theft. There’s a lot of soundbite earworms for business owners who are security and data conscious but quite simply disaster recovery means one thing: providing insurance when a critical event happens that your business will continue as before in the shortest timeframe possible.
Disaster Recovery, or business continuity, is about providing the insurance to make sure your business is back to full operational capacity in the smallest timeframe available.
Types of disaster recovery available:
- Data Backup
- Email Continuity
- Server Replication
- Disaster Recovery Testing
“It’s not downtime, it’s dead time.”
Interruption of service can be one of the most expensive problems in a modern business environment which rely so heavily on technology working as it’s supposed to. In the event of a critical issue, ask yourself: how long does your current solution take to bring your environment back up?
We have back-ups, aren’t we covered?
Backups are great, they are relatively inexpensive but they are not without their pitfalls. We find a lot of businesses only backup their data once a day, this means a critical event could put you 24 hours where you need to be. This is usually ok for small businesses, but for larger operations, it can be incredibly costly!
How do disaster recovery differ from business continuity, they sound like the same thing?
The recovery time is quick is a lot quicker than a backup. Your loss of data could be anywhere between an hour or a full day’s worth of work. This is what you’re looking for if you want to jump straight in with something better than – or upgrade from – a traditional backup system.
The full service solution which helps board members sleep well at night. Data recovery is instantaneous. It’s more expensive than traditional backup methods because you your service interruption is non-existent.