I’ve been doing this for a long time now, so when I hear someone say that disaster recovery and business continuity(DR/BC) are related to major natural disasters – like blizzards, hurricanes, or floods – that’s true, but don’t forget about the other threats to your business. When you think about disaster recovery, make sure you consider computer failure, data and connectivity loss, and long-term power outages too. No matter what your line of business, keeping your IT systems up and running is at the core of your success. I know that it’s tough to plan for every possible threat to your organization, but it’s important to remember there’s more to disaster recovery than just planning for the weather.
Are you prepared if your IT systems fail or get attacked? The reality is – and we see this all the time – that businesses get distracted and oftentimes overlook developing a viable disaster recovery plan. I’m sure I’m not telling you anything new when I say that downtime can be costly. My team can help you understand the different options available to you to recover your operations and data as quickly as possible.
Evaluating Disaster Recovery Options
We know that recovery planning is not a one-size-fits-all process. It’s vital that your backed-up data is 100 percent reliable and easily administered at multiple locations, but there are many different types of technology to consider.
Traditional disaster planning includes on-site storage where you can use media like a backup tape or a disk-to-disk backup target to store data files. Today, many businesses are looking to back up their data without worrying about expanding their data center.
Another big trend in disaster recovery today is cloud storage. Building cloud storage into your disaster recovery plan can help redistribute the upfront expense of deploying on premise technology. From internal data centers to cloud infrastructure, we can help you understand your environment, goals, and budget to determine the best solution for your needs.
Disaster Recovery Best Suited for You
What technologies are right for you? My team can help you with a disaster recovery and business continuity plan that is customized to your organization and gives you the peace of mind you need when the unknown happens.
In our video, Preparing for Disaster Recovery, learn more about how the disasters you don’t think about can destroy your data as easily as the disasters you do. And discover the different types of disaster recovery technology available to you today to map out a solid DR plan.
About the Author
Aaron Russo is a Senior Manager of Technical Sales, Connection with more than 16 years of experience in the areas of enterprise storage, server virtualization, and the cloud. In his free time, Aaron enjoys playing multiple instruments and woodturning.