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The Right Approach To Severe Weather Disaster Recovery

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The United States’s severe weather season has already been eventful this year, with Texas experiencing the brunt of the damaging rains and flooding. As we move into the prime period for both tornadoes and tropical storms, it’s important to take into consideration what can happen to businesses during these especially challenging events.

Despite the shift to a more decentralized business environment as a result of internet connectivity, organizations can still find themselves at the mercy of local storms near where their data is housed. According to the US Small Business Administration, 25% of businesses never reopen after a major natural disaster; leaving communities without some of the critical resources to rebuild. While many of these facilities may have a comprehensive disaster recovery plan in place, studies have unfortunately shown that many backup sites are located so close to to the original location (presumably for cost savings) that the same weather incidents affect both locations.

The obvious solution to these issues is to move mission critical, sensitive information out of harm’s way. No place is ever 100% safe from natural disaster, but by distributing the locations of data you can mitigate the threat of a local incident knocking out both original copies and backups. There’s no substitute for proper planning, though through carefully selecting an off-site backup facility you can take a step in the right direction.

Located in Louisville, our building features a steel reinforced, climate controlled vault far from the reaches of the weather and near the UPS Worldport hub for overnight shipping. With 30 years of experience and the unique resources to handle clients near and far, let us help give you peace of mind during stormy times by safely securing your data backups. Whether you need secure storage or cloud based information backup, The Data Vault can help craft a customized solution to meet any need. Contact us today and one of our experts will be in touch!

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