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Backup and Disaster Recovery

Is Your Business Prepared for a Disaster? Can You do Business Without Your Data?

Backup and Disaster Recovery are vitally important because disasters can come in many forms – and they can happen when you least expect it. The important thing is to be prepared so critical data can be recovered and your organization can become operational as soon as possible.

A well-defined data backup and disaster recovery plan plays a crucial role in minimizing downtime in a disaster and preventing data loss in the event of server or application failure.

Protect Your Business

  • Fires
  • Floods
  • Power outages
  • Hurricanes
  • Human error
  • Thieves & hackers
  • Cyber Security Attacks

Cost-Effective Network Backup and Disaster Recovery

What makes a true disaster recovery solution is the ability to restore full systems quickly, in a matter of hours or even minutes, on available computing resources which may be local, but may also be remote if the situation dictates.

Only 6% of companies that suffer catastrophic data loss survive while 43% never reopen and 51% close within 2 years of the disaster. 93% of the companies that did not have their data backed up in the event of a disaster went out of business. (Best’s Underwriting Guide)

  • On-site and Offsite Solutions
  • Data Center Monitoring
  • PC & Server Local Backup Monitoring
  • PC & Server Offsite Replication Monitoring
  • Offsite Storage (critical files & folders)
  • Physical Security of Backup Data
  • Storage Redundancy  with Multiple Units
  • Data Center Equipment
  • Data Recovery Test

At the end of the day, your company is asking for trouble by not having the proper data backup and recovery solutions in place.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between backup and disaster recovery?

Backup recovers is when you make an extra copy of specific data in order to protect this data from being lost. Usually, this is done to restore the data in the event of some sort of corruption, software malfunction, or even accident within the workplace. On the other hand, disaster recovery is what your IT department plans to do in the event of some sort of outage. These departments typically have a plan in place for if the whole system stops working at any point.

What are the 3 types of backups?

There are three basic types of backups.

  • Full backup is a type of backup that allows you to have a complete copy of data, programs, settings, and applications on a device
  • Incremental backup is a type of backup that records the changes to files, settings, programs etc. that have happened on a device since the last backup was completed.
  • Lastly, a differential backup refers to backing up files that have changed since the last full backup.
  • What is disaster recovery in IT?

    In a business, the IT department should have a disaster recovery plan in place. In the event that either a natural or an employee inflicted disaster causes the infrastructure to fail, there is a plan for recovery from this event. Usually, this disaster recovery plan includes specific information regarding the procedures, policies, and processes including the persons responsible for their implementation.

    What are the types of disaster recovery?

    There are quite a few different types of disaster recovery plans in IT.

  • The simplest is called a backup-only disaster recovery plan. Each day, the system will store data from the day in the event of a disaster.
  • Another type of disaster recovery is known as a cold site, which requires the company to rent a separate space already equipped with what is needed for IT.
  • Similarly, a hot site plan also requires another location, but is already equipped with back-up copies of the company’s data ready to go at a moment’s notice.
  • What is the best method for disaster recovery?

    The answer to this question will fall largely on the way that your business is run as well as many other questions that must be answered for your business. Most businesses opt for a simple type of data back-up that allows the to simply recover the necessary processes to run the business in the event that infrastructure fails.

    What are five major elements of a typical disaster recovery plan?

    There are five basic elements that you need in order to create your disaster recovery plan:

  • A disaster recovery team consisting of employees with various areas of expertise.
  • The team evaluates and documents risks associated with various disasters.
  • The team identifies and outlines the critical programs, data, and functions of the company needed after a disaster.
  • The team determines the back-up procedures both on-site and off-site in the event of a disaster.
  • Periodically, the team will test the disaster recovery plan to ensure the best possible plan is still in place.