Does your disaster recovery plan pass the test?

Testing of disaster recovery plans may reveal inadequate strategies

Stephen Perkins

There is significant danger in not having a disaster recovery plan in place. But what is even worse is a false sense of security. Many companies believe that, if they have had a long-standing strategy in place, then then they do not need to worry about updating or replacing their methods. 

But the trouble is that the modern world is very different than they place it was say, a decade ago. There is so much more information being circulated, and the pressure facing organizations to manage it all effectively is mounting. This is not just true for the cases of malicious hacking, but also in terms of the accidental or unexpected loss that has plagued many companies. 

It is important for companies that have not yet done so to reexamine their long-standing disaster recovery policies. Things are changing, and the pace of technological evolution is continually getting faster. There needs to be an increased level of agility in present day solutions that can respond to whatever fate might throw in the way. 

Offsite backup is key to business continuity
Flooding, fire and human error are all risks that are associated with the world of enterprise. Chances are, if a disaster has yet to occur that takes down servers – or destroys them altogether – then there is a strong possibility of one waiting just around the corner. One of the easiest ways to defend against the most potential problems is to invest in a remote backup solution. Should systems go offline and require restoration, an offsite storage unit will be able to facilitate readily-available online backup whenever it has to be called upon. 

It is important to expect the unexpected when running a business. With so many critical settings and files that are required to keep organizations running, offsite backup is a proper way to prevent downtime.

Categories: Data Protection, Disaster Recovery, Online Backup, Server Backup