You are one of the companies who have a sophisticated IT system that keeps your business running. The technology keeps you competitive. Not only is your computer system used by your local employees but all of your remote team members and maybe even customers rely on it. As well you take precautions to protect your data by backing it up and maybe even sending it off-site for offsite backup but what would happen if a disaster makes your entire system inoperable. You have to think even if your data can be retrieved from another location, how long would it take to rebuild your entire infrastructure and how much days will it take.
Since in today’s business world little can be done without technology and communication tools, how much would an hour of loss productivity cost your company? A day, a week so. How can you protect your company from such a scenario? Backup and disaster recovery plan is the solution. With this you will have a complete up-to-date standby IT system located in a secure data center facility. The standby system will mirror your internal IT environment and will be updated with your most current data hourly. In case of a disaster that affects your primary infrastructure the DR system can be brought online in minutes and will be accessible to your employees, vendors and customers.
A written IT disaster recovery plan which can be used for regulatory compliance a DR system is only useful if you can failover to it when needed. So, in order to be sure that your disaster recovery system is working cloud disaster recovery will work with you to conduct a quarterly non-disruptive test. This brings up your DR system in parallel with your production system so you can verify that everything is operational. 24/7 monitoring of your production system so you know if there is a problem immediately. Can your organization afford to not protect one of its most critical business assets? The answer is No.
4 basic elements of disaster recovery plan:
Here are some basic disaster recovery plan elements.
Communication and role assignments:
When we are talking about disasters, communication is the key. The plan is incomplete without communication. All the employees should be on the same page and this ensures no communication errors. The documentation should be updated and contact information should be on point. The roles should be assigned to people so that they can take care of specific tasks.
Data continuity system:
When devising a disaster recovery plan, you have to explore that what your business requires in order to run. You need to understand the requirements and keep the backup of those requirements.
The backup check:
You have to make sure that your data backup is running and include running an additional full local backup on all servers and data in your disaster preparation plan.
As every storm passes, you want to be running as quickly as possible. You have to make sure that your recovery process starts as the storm passes. Connected to the vendor you can repair the damages.
Did you know that 72% of businesses that suffer major data loss disappear within 24 months? How about the fact that IT system downtime constrains the ability of businesses to generate revenue by 29% or the fact that on average businesses lose more than one hundred fifty nine thousand dollars per company per year owing to IT downtime. Don’t be one of those companies. Get secure with Disaster recovery in the cloud.