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Are Small Businesses Embracing Disaster Recovery Trends?
Disasters take many forms and can happen without warning. Electrical fires, flash floods, and computer viruses all wreak havoc on organizations, and the destruction of records provides a lethal blow to continuity. According to recent surveys of small and medium sized business owners, only 30% of respondents felt that their organization had a mature integration of information management with business continuity, disaster recovery, and crisis management.
So what are forward-thinking small businesses doing to protect their information and business investments during these times of crisis?
Immediate Focus On Business Continuity
It’s important to know in advance which functions are critical. With regard to data, you can ask yourself: “How much can I afford to lose?” or “What is the maximum period for which it can be lost? Is it one hour or one week?”
Using this timeframe, companies are making recovery point objectives and backing up data at the appropriate intervals, in essence taking “snapshots” of the data. For more sensitive data, continuous data protection can be enabled by updating a target every time a change is made.
Turning To Cloud For Disaster Recovery
Information technology spending is moving toward the cloud. According to another recent survey, some 62% of responding companies are either currently using cloud technologies, implementing them, or are in the evaluation stage. As part of this trend, virtualization is becoming more prevalent – for servers as well as desktops – and ensuring adequate storage and backup for virtual environments continues to be an necessary part of the strategy.
On top of this, many companies are using hybrid cloud disaster recovery by replicating both on-premise and offsite data centers. Each server is backed up as a virtual machine image, this image is stored on a local standby server, and then also moved to the cloud provider’s database. Critical servers can then be run from the cloud until production servers can be restarted and synchronized with the cloud.
The Rise of “Disaster Recovery as a Service “ (DRaaS)
As small and medium sized businesses, oftentimes there aren’t the internal resources or expertise to implement these kinds of solution on your own. In response to that need, The Data Vault Cloud provides disaster recovery as a service, as well as the expertise to help SMBs create the DR plan and guide them through the process when needed.
DRaaS has many advantages, including the backup of all applications and data while serving as the secondary or backup server when the primary server is in repair. Since it is cloud-based, it can replicate all servers regardless of location. TDV Cloud is device and system agnostic, so it is not tied to any one platform, and features scalable features to back up small or large amounts of data depending on user needs.
If learning more about cloud based backup is part of your overall business plans, contact us today and one of our experts would be happy to evaluate your environment with absolutely no obligation. By embracing the new trends in disaster recovery, you can ensure that lost data doesn’t cause catastrophic losses or negative business consequences going forward!