Recovery Service & Backup Solution
If your business loses all its data, how long will it last without it and how long if it can go down? Strangely, 71% of businesses can tolerate 15-minute outages of up to 3 hours, while 8% of businesses can tolerate zero downtime.
Backup and recovery solutions are very important for every business – hardware failure, encryption through ransomware, or human errors can occur at any time. A simple, safe and reliable solution can save you from losing data, clients, reputation, time and even profits.
Infographic: Creating an Effective IT Disaster Recovery Plan
A business’s IT downtime is often referred to as an IT disaster. That’s because even a short spell of downtime can have disastrous consequences for an organization. So it’s no surprise that many businesses invest heavily in disaster recovery services. Every business will get knocked down at some point; the key is in how quickly and effectively they can get back up and resume normal service.
By creating an IT disaster recovery plan, you are implementing a form of flood defense that won’t stop the damage but, crucially, may well minimize it. When you’ve taken the time to put together a thorough plan, you’ll almost certainly know where there are potential risks to your corporate IT and have put policies in place as to how to deal with these. That way, everybody knows their job and is adequately equipped to combat IT disasters as and when they happen.
Plans are not enough
Having a plan isn’t enough on its own, though. Regular testing is vital so that you know that the theory of a plan can be effectively put into practice. Conducting a test isn’t enough, either. Every time an IT disaster recovery plan is tested, its results need to be recorded. So that valuable conclusions can be derived and you’ll know which areas need to be improved upon. The plan should also be flexible enough to allow for changing circumstances, as businesses evolve over time (well, hopefully). What might have been a perfect fit a few months ago could be redundant now if the business has lost valuable expertise or if external circumstances have changed.
This infographic from The Missing Link outlines the main steps involved in devising a backup and recovery solutions. Also, the key aspects to consider when carrying out this important business activity.
Source: The Missing Link