Disaster recovery isn’t the easiest topic to approach for a business, and it’s precisely because it’s something that nobody ever wants to talk about. The reality of the situation is that it’s something that must be discussed, as the future of your organization depends on it. This might seem like an exaggeration, but we assure you that it’s not.
Has your business taken measures to protect its future from unfortunate events? By this, we mean any situation where your business faces certain annihilation at the hands of a data loss incident, natural disaster, or user error situation.
Data backup has the nasty misconception that it’s only worth having if you actually use it, but this isn’t necessarily the case. Businesses let this misconception get in the way of an important aspect of business continuity, simply because they don’t want to waste money on something that they won’t actually need. Little do they know that data backup is the only thing standing in the way of your organization failing forever.
Running a business without a backup and disaster recovery (BDR) strategy in place would be like jumping out of a plane without a parachute. It’s unheard of. You run the risk of losing more than just your business’ data. A data loss event has the potential to create a situation that would make it nearly impossible for your company to recover from. For the longest time, a tape backup was the most prominent data backup solution. Today we look at the tape backup and why they are a less than ideal solution to your backup needs.
In a perfect world, you wouldn’t have to worry about losing your business’ data. Every bit of information you need to would be available to you forever. The truth is, data can be lost at any moment, without any warning. How do you prepare? With a backup and recovery solution built around your business’ specific needs.
So, your business has a backup of all your critical data and information. That’s great, but it could be better. Having any backup is better than not having one at all, but not all backups are created equal. Now is the time to give your company’s backup and disaster recovery solution a good look. Today we are going to go over four things to consider when evaluating your backup and disaster recovery solution.
The threat of data loss for your business isn’t a pleasant thing to think about. However, being aware of the consequences could be the difference between getting back to business as usual quickly or losing your business altogether. That begins with your data backup and disaster recovery strategy. Today, we are going to talk about some backup and recovery prerequisites you’ll need to consider when building your plan.
As your small business moves its BDR solutions to the cloud, you may not see the use of having a physical data backup. After all, the cloud is secure, up-to-date, and always available. You won’t hear any debate about that from us. But to have the best backup and disaster recovery strategy for your business, you must be aware of every possible backup solution. This includes a simple physical backup.
Look at all your company’s data and information. To you, all of it is valuable. So, ask yourself. Would you be able to recover from a massive data loss? If you had to think about it, chances are you aren’t sure. It is imperative for a business to have a backup and recovery strategy in place to deal with worst-case scenarios, such as a data breach or natural disaster. While you think the chances of your business having to deal with this situation are slim, you would be surprised how common it is. Do you want to put your entire organization at risk? Let’s take a look at why it’s essential to have a backup and recovery strategy for your business.
What classifies as a disaster to one company might be just a minor inconvenience to another. One business might be comfortable losing a few files or documents; a different company wants to make sure every file is secure and protected in the event of data loss. No matter your opinion on how you define a disaster, the importance of having a proper disaster recovery plan in place cannot be said enough. You’ll need to determine what your business needs to protect against and what is required to keep your company afloat if you ever suffer data loss, either through theft or hardware failure.