Data Recovery: You Are Not PreparedBlog home
Disaster recovery, or business continuity planning, are a set of guidelines in place meant to minimize downtime in the event of a data loss. Since digital information is essentially the blood of the organization, having these procedures in place is vital. Sadly, many companies still use legacy data recovery and management tools, leaving their organization at risk.
Research suggests that not having an efficient data recovery process in place will likely have significant consequences:
- Sixty percent of organizations that experience data loss will shut down within six months without proper recovery methods in place
- More than fifty percent of organizations that experience data loss through means of natural disaster will shut down
- Twenty percent of organizations lose between $50,000 and $5 million during the downtime that data loss causes
Key Areas to Focus On
Many organizations don't update their data recovery plans as they grow their business and data requirements and legacy systems are bound to fail. Now, more than ever, it is crucial for your data recovery policies and procedures to be updated and ready to deploy - some areas to focus on include:
- Capacity - make sure your data recovery solution is capable of dealing with the volume of information that your business produces, both for the present and the future.
- Backups - the right types of data copying must be in place, for example system snapshots and iterative backups.
- Testing - regular testing of your data backup system is essential to ensuring a smooth recovery in the event of data loss.
- Policies- having proper policies in place that govern the significance of data collection and its management
- Recovery Procedures - it might be important to prioritize which information is recovered first in the event of a disaster. This can be critical to minimizing the downtime an organization experiences
- Save Points - retaining certain information as a checkpoint, to be restored if necessary
Is the Cloud Right for Me?
Moving data recovery to a cloud-based service or a virtual data center provides an easy and cost-efficient solution to almost all of your data management needs. Some major advantages include:
- Scalability- the amount you pay matches the volume of data actually being used
- Fast- speed is critical in data recovery efforts. High network speeds ensures fast data transfer
- Flexible- accessible with a variety of environment i.e. hybrid clouds, public, private
- Easy- recovery processes can often be enabled very easily if you already use cloud service providers
With our expertise, Atlas7 can guide you in choosing the proper data recovery plan that fits the needs of your organization. Rest easy knowing that in the face of a data disaster, your business is protected.