Using the Cloud for Disaster Recovery Planning Before Natural Disasters Strike

Disaster recovery planning is still too frequently ignored by companies that are sitting ducks to potential disasters. Complacency, especially when businesses are located in specific cities that aren’t known for natural disasters, can be the worst of enemies. But we’re increasingly seeing more natural disasters in states that didn’t used to have them. Likewise, disasters don’t have to just be the result of weather. Disasters can mean anything from power outages, to even human disasters such as sabotage, theft and accidental data deletion to name a few.

When these theoretical disasters become reality, most businesses go into shock and realize they aren’t prepared for what to do next. Far too many businesses that were victims of Hurricane Sandy a couple of years ago never did recover because they didn’t take into account a hurricane could happen in their region.

Other than a business recovery plan, what can you do in the immediate term to help protect your business data so you can retrieve it without any downtime?

On Site and Cloud-Based Data Backup and Recovery

Here at CARISMA Computer Services we specialize in on-site data backup as well as  cloud and virtualization solutions so your data can be stored off-site too.

This is going to be important when your company location becomes destroyed or uninhabitable after some kind of disaster. Once this happens, everything related to your business could potentially be gone overnight.

With the proper data backup solutions in place, multiple, redundant copies of all your data are stored locally and on off-site servers that are easily accessible from anywhere. If you happen to have an alternate location set up as part of a business continuity plan, you can go online there and access all your data instantly from the cloud.

Being able to access your data hours after a disaster hits means little to no downtime that could otherwise leave you in a financial bind. With all your customer information intact, you don’t have to worry about having to start all new customer accounts as they call in to place orders.

Your business data is critical to your bottom line. Having it securely stored and recoverable is the best move you can ever make to give you and your business peace of mind.

Contact us here at CARISMA Computer Services so we can tell you more about our data backup and cloud  solutions for your business data. And ask about our other IT services that covers everything from computer repair to network security.