3 essential steps for protecting your business

The Disaster Recovery Plan is an essential step that any organization, Enterprise or SMB, must implement, in order to protect itself of the effects of unexpected negative events. A disaster can be anything that puts the operations of an organization in jeopardy, from a cyber-attack, equipment failure to natural disasters. The goal of implementing a DR plan is for a business to resume activity and continue to function as close to normal as possible in a very short time.

 

Many organizations take only one-step towards protecting their data by choosing only a back-up service. A back-up solution without a disaster recovery service is just as useful as a computer without a monitor – the data exists, but you cannot use it when and how you want it.

 

However, users do not realize why they should spend more for what they consider only back-up of documents. To make them understand how important is to implement a disaster recovery service, they need to be aware of what their business means without its critical data. According to a recent study, 93% of enterprises that suffered from a data center down time for more than 10 days, filed for bankruptcy within a year of the outage. (Shocking Statistics about Data Center Downtime, April 2018)

 

3 things that you need to keep in mind to protect your business:

1. Build and implement a disaster recovery plan

The first step in implementing a disaster recovery strategy is to create a plan. Analyze the amount of data you have and the systems where it is stored – internally or in Cloud.

Developing and implementing a disaster recovery plan also involves a prioritization of the systems and data used in daily business operations. Which vital data and systems need to have a quick recovery and which ones can be left for later?

In order to implement the best plan you have to choose a partner who can provide a team of certified specialists with proven experience in managing a Data Center and the technologies used to keep your business safe.

 

2. Choose a Cloud Back-up solution

The second step in implementing a disaster recovery strategy is to choose a Cloud back-up solution. Choose a complete back-up solution, delivered from Cloud, in order to protect your data and systems stored on desktop, laptop and virtual servers; with exclusive control over the back-up and restoration processes.

Be proactive and back-up your files, databases, and systems in a certified data center that offers high availability, financially guaranteed.

 

3. Implement a Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solution

DRaaS involves outsourcing your recovery services to an external vendor with virtual servers in Cloud. DRaaS allows you to quickly access data and systems, especially if they are already stored in Cloud. Once again, you need to plan and take into account data that is crucial to your business and needs quick recovery.

 

Choose the partner who can offer you the best solutions for critical DR / BC processes within your organization. Here is what you need to follow in choosing the best solution:

  • How to monitor and ensure compliance with RTO and RPO parameters established by the business environment specific to your organization
  • What are the Data Center standards from which the service is offered (eg: Uptime Institute and TIA 942) and the guaranteed availability on the power and cooling facilities?
  • What are the warranties of the SLA? Is the supplier prepared to financially offset the.
  • What is the level of the support team and the program they are working on? The existence of a team of experts ready to intervene 24/7/365 is critical.
  • 9% data availability for every protected instance
  • How does the vendor answer to new requirements related to the protection of virtualized environments?

To get more information on the benefits of data recovery, go to this page or contact us directly at contact@star-vault.ro.

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