All it takes is a single mistake and your whole business can be at risk. Ask yourself whether your business can function without the critical applications and data or not. Unless you can say yes, a sound disaster recovery plan is what you’ll need.
A staggering 80% of companies that don’t have any active data recovery plans tend to soon go out of business if they encounter an on-going interruption of 5 days. With that number in mind invest in data recovery plans to safeguard your business.
Disaster Recovery Plan
The initial goal of a data recovery plan is to indentify critical IT networks and systems, initiate RTO, and prioritize the steps to restart and recover the system.
There are a number of reasons that can put your data at risk; some are caused by human error while others may result because of natural disasters. Here’s a list of potentials disasters you have to plan for:
- VM failure
- Host failure
- Rack failure
- Application failure
- Communication failure
- Regional/National/International Disaster
Disaster recovery plans are different for each environment, but the ideal plan is one which at least minimizes the negative effect of data loss on your business. Educate your employees about some emergency steps they can take.
Each environment and business needs a different disaster recovery plan, one that caters to their specific needs. There are contradictory opinions about what an ideal disaster recovery plan is like but everybody agrees that it should have the basic three features;
- Preventive measures
- Detective measures
- Corrective measures
And with your business at potential risk, you shouldn’t be second guessing your decision to get a disaster recovery plan. And once you have implemented a plan, make sure to test it. This way, you’ll be able to identify any deficiencies and fix them too. In this environment of constantly changing IT systems and networks, disaster recovery plan testing provides you an opportunity to ensure whether your system is up to date or not.
CTG Tech will provide a Backup and Disaster recovery plan for your business as part of our Business Continuity that is bundled our managed it services package. Be proactive and contact us today for a free on-site IT Assessment.