Planning for data backup and recovery can include using cloud computing solutions or an off-site storage facility in case of an emergency. Recovery plans will be needed to ensure continuity for a business for many reasons. One reason is to recover from damage to infrastructure that is due to storms or a natural disaster. A second reason is if an outage occurs due to power loss or computer failure. Your business may also be prone to online attacks.
A business will need to determine the impact the loss of their computer system to the organization and to customers. This will provide a framework to use for determining the budget to allocate for a backup and recovery solution. The time that is required for any service restoration is based on the cost to a business. The recovery of a computer system can take hours or days depending on the process that is used.
If an off-site solution is used for recovery, then a backup will be made of your system each night that can be restored in less than a day if a disaster or outage occurs. Data that has been stored off-site for recovery decreases the downtime for a business. The protection of data for your business needs to be a top priority.
If you have any questions about a backup and recovery plan for your business, then contact us for more information. You can also walk into our office anytime during business hours.