Disaster recovery it not often at the top of a business owner’s to-do list. But disaster can strike anywhere and at anytime, though we often put ourselves outside this statistical fact as we naturally think it could never happen to me. In that light, we highly recommend that you implement backup and disaster recovery, or BDR, into your business continuity strategy.
BDR (or backup and disaster recovery) is not something that necessarily prevents any disasters, since it can’t control the weather and the like. However, it helps prevent any disasters that do strike from bringing your operations to a dead halt. The aim of a successful BDR includes:
- Your data is backed up to a minimum of three different places: the original copy on your network, additional copies on-premises, and a cloud-based backup.
- Automatically updating the backup of incremental work throughout the day, not just at midnight.
- If need be, your cloud backup has the ability to run on-site infrastructure, removing failure of locally hosted solutions that could fail.
Though this might seem as an unnecessary investment the benefits it provides are quite numerous and tend to be a far better option than total data loss. Though this isn’t a comprehensive list let’s cover some of the main ones.
Reliable and Flexible
For most business, your data and your customer/client data is absolutely critical to your business’ success. With a well planned BDR solution, the data is kept safe and can act as a server for you. Because of this, overall downtime can be mitigated and data loss can be mitigated or completely avoided.
The entire point of the backup and disaster recovery setup is to keep your business’ data safe in case of disaster, so it only makes sense to keep this process as simple as possible. Complexity tends to create its own set of issues, so if you have legacy systems that require custom solutions that can create issues that will be something to address all on its own. But with a properly implemented BDR your data remains protected and accessible even if something were to happen to the original copy, making restoration quite a simple process.
Arguably, the most important part of maintaining a BDR is effectively protecting your investments. Because backup and disaster recovery is billed as a monthly service and it is considered an operational expense, it also requires no additional investments in hardware and software.
Interested in finding out more about BDR and other means of protecting your business’ data? Contact us or call at 623-312-2440 today.