Using disaster recovery as a service and not a reactionary tool can protect your business from data loss and costly downtime.
No business can accurately predict each disaster that happens; however, they can prepare for when one does affect them. As a business operator, it is your responsibility to mitigate the impacts of an unforeseen event. The best way to preserve your company, employees, product, and data is with a disaster recovery plan. Being prepared for any emergency with backup and recovery plans is the best way to protect your future.
The only way to be prepared for the future is to know what you’ll need when disaster strikes. Disaster recovery covers the policies and procedures, enabling the recovery and continued performance of the critical systems and technology infrastructure after a disaster. The focus of disaster recovery is the IT and technology systems of essential business operations.
DRaaS depends on replicating a business’s data and computer processing from an offsite location that was not affected by a natural disaster, cyber-attacks, equipment failure, or human error. This offsite location stores the data as a backup and ideally allows an organization to continue operations by transferring its computer processing via cloud services.
Business continuity management involves more than just disaster recovery—it includes keeping the essential aspects of a company working in times of significant disruption. It takes disaster recovery a step further by identifying your business’s critical areas and what it takes to get you back up and running as quickly as possible. Having a risk assessment of your business taken helps create a recovery roadmap. An assessment locates the vulnerabilities of your most critical functions. Once that information is gathered, experts can analyze the impact an unexpected event would have on your business and plot out a site recovery plan. After identifying the most crucial business functions, recovery strategies are formulated, allowing you to have a reliable plan. Taking precautions by having a data backup automation plan and a cloud service will enable you to be ready for quick recovery.
Do you know what a period of downtime could mean to your business? If you are not prepared with an expedited recovery time, the effects may be worse than you imagine. Use a recovery time and downtime cost calculator to see how long you can survive in the event of a disaster to your network.
The cost of system disaster can severely affect a business, leaving it unable to recover in extreme cases. Taking the time to understand what even a short period of downtime could do to your business helps you map out a business continuity plan.
The cost of system replacements and hardware upgrades following a disaster are crippling to a business. Being prepared with business continuity as a service and DRaaS solutions not only protects your business but saves you from these burdensome costs.
Our subscription-based DRaaS offerings give your business the plans and strategies to bounce back from a disaster.
The first step in preparing your company for an unexpected disaster is to have a partner ready with solutions. Their tools ensure quick data recovery, prevent security breaches, and limit downtime.
Before you can start crafting your disaster recovery plan, you need to consider the threats you might face and the precautions you should be focusing on, such as:
- Equipment upkeep and monitoring
- Employee training and preparedness
- Security risks
- Inadequate resources
- Improper data center location
- Test your recovery plan regularly
You cannot rely on unchecked periodic backups alone. Your service provider should validate each scheduled backup with an invoice. They also check your backups to make sure all of your data is included. Data backups are subject to compliance regulations, like those of HIPPA. Verifying a business in the health field remains compliant during cloud-based data transfer is a critical step.
No one can predict every issue you’ll have or promise that your workplace won’t have problems, but Reverus can guarantee that we will be there with the tools and techniques you need to respond to any disaster.
Our mission is to always optimize the functions of your business without exceeding your budget. We’ll pave the path needed to help your empire grow.