When we think of disaster recovery, we often think of catastrophic disasters like fires or floods. However, the reality is that power outages, hardware failure, human error and viruses & malware cause the majority of unplanned downtime and data loss.
Computing systems and electronically held information are necessary to conduct your day-to-day business activities. If you were to lose access to this information for a brief period, or even worse, altogether, the impact could have serious consequences.
If you would like to learn more about what options you have available to secure your valuable business data, please speak to one of our team by calling us on 01905 758900, emailing us via firstname.lastname@example.org, or, arrange a suitable time for us to call you, by filling out this form.
DON’T JUST FOCUS ON YOUR DATA
When thinking about backup and recovery, it is important to recognise that it is not just about your data. Your servers are likely to rely on access to specific software, customised settings and operating systems.
Disaster recovery planning is by no means a glamorous task, but in today’s IT intensive business climate, it is a necessary part of a successful business strategy.
DISASTER RECOVERY (DR) PLANNING
In order to mitigate the potential impact a disaster could have on your business, we recommend you employ the following safeguards:
Create easily accessible written instructions
A first step would be to have written documents with specific instructions that employees can easily access and follow. We work with our customers to help craft these documents.
Implement independent system recovery solutions
Rebuilding servers can be painstakingly slow and it might not always be possible if the hardware is beyond repair. Utilising an independent system recovery solution means that instead of rebuilding your entire server or desktop, you can restore your systems- including data, software and customised settings- quickly and easily. Take a look at our Cloud Replication solution as an example.
Test your disaster recovery plan
Once you have your disaster recovery plan in place, it is vitally important that you test it so that you and your employees know what to expect if you ever have to use it in a real-life situation. Testing the plan will show how long it would take to retrieve some files or restore a server backup in the event of a disaster. Additionally, testing will uncover invaluable information which you can use to fine-tune your plan.
We can help you through all the stages of disaster recovery. From initial planning, solution selection and implementation, right through to periodic testing and process refinement.
To talk to us about your business and to understand more about the full range of disaster recovery services we have to offer, please call us on 01905 758900, email us via email@example.com, or fill out this form to arrange a convenient time for us to call you.