Hardware failures, user error, viruses, software issues and natural disasters. All of these can be deemed IT nightmares. All your business data, emails and important documents have been lost. What do you do?
Whether it’s caused by human error or other, incidents that lead to a loss of data can be detrimental to a business. Although we can’t foresee these things coming, we need to expect the best and prepare for the worst as data loss events are anything but uncommon.
A disaster recovery plan is a procedure that protects and recovers a business’s IT infrastructure. It is a plan that specifies steps that a company is to follow in the event of a disaster. The ‘disaster’ refers to any intentional, unintentional, man-made or natural accident and breakage.
No one expects that they will fall prey to a data wipe out, but it happens.
Benefits of a disaster recovery plan
Many businesses aren’t equipped with the tools necessary to handle it and suffer great loss. There will always be some form of risk present, even when precautions are taken. Therefore, many organisations look to protect important business data via cloud-based disaster recovery.
There is no one-size-fits-all recovery plan and there exists no single right type of plan. Dependent on the organisation and its size, will determine what kind of data recovery plan you should implement. Let’s look at some of the benefits that having a plan in place brings forth.
- Greater security
- Fast recovery times
- Decreased costs
- Greater scalability
Security is a vital aspect to cloud backup companies. When it comes to corporate data, security is an all-round aspect. This means that you can be assured that your data will be protected and is safe.
Fast recovery times
In the event of a data loss incident, you could spend a great amount of time replacing and reproducing lost files. Data backup solutions can help you retain client faith by bouncing back quickly after a data loss incident.
One of the greatest benefits of remote data backup solutions is the reduction in cost. The whole setup is maintained and owned by the service provider which means you only pay a fixed monthly cost to make use of their infrastructure.
Cloud servers remove the aspect of physical capacity issues as they provide infinite scalability. As your business grows and your data increases, you get allocated additional storage.
So, what is your disaster recovery plan?
Not every disaster is alike. We understand this. We also understand each business is unique and will require different disaster recovery plans. Our goal is to decrease statistics of data loss, one business at a time. We do this by looking at all the types of failures that can occur and construct a disaster recovery plan that is appropriate for your business.
By planning ahead and understanding your disaster recovery plan, we can reduce the risk for human disaster, guarantee availability of backup solutions, minimise downtime and ensure positive customer experiences.
Enthusiasm is an attribute we pride ourselves on when it comes to disaster recovery.
Often, it has been shown that people approach disaster recovery plans with great enthusiasm, but it quickly diminishes once the initial development stage has passed. We keep a constant level of enthusiasm throughout the entire process – from development to maintenance, and everything in-between.
Our approach is to meet your business requirements to asses, develop, maintain and refine disaster recovery plans to meet fluctuating business demands.
Disaster is uncontrollable and can’t be predicted.
From hardware failures, user error, viruses, software issues and natural disasters, your business faces disruption and a decrease in productivity. With a disaster recovery plan in place, we can make sure that your business bounces back as quickly as ever when a disaster strikes and offer you peace of mind with regards to recuperation of data in an unexpected event.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can protect your valuable data from disasters.