Disaster recovery planning is a process that helps organizations better prepare for disruptive events. Be it a coordinated cyberattack or simply a power outage caused by an ice storm, disruptions happen. That’s why having a continuity plan in place can mean the difference between a business’ post-disaster recovery or decline. Given that old human tendency to look on the bright side, business leaders are often prone to ignoring “disaster recovery” because disaster seems such an unlikely event. Read on as we detail how an off-site backup solution can help your business prevent data loss and disaster.
The first step in disaster recovery planning is to ensure the survival of your data. The basis for most data protection strategies is backup, meaning a recurring copy of data stored on another on-site system. However, to better protect against a site-wide outage or disaster event as we mentioned above, you may opt to send an additional copy of data off-site.
For this task, the method you choose to replicate copies from your on-premises backup software to your disaster recovery site/service will directly affect your recovery timetable. First establish your recovery time objective, or the amount of downtime your organization can tolerate, and then choose the backup approach that meets those needs.
Our recovery services include:
- Off-site backup
- Business continuity planning
- Backup to ensure properly functioning data storage
- On-site backup strategies using the latest technologies
Perhaps the largest benefit to an off-site backup solution is that it can be automated. Your files can be updated daily and you have the option to decide the time of day that the automated backup occurs. Since the backup process takes place over the internet, if something happens in your office or to your data, you can easily recover files and necessary information from the off-site storage. In addition to having an automated backup, you won’t need to pay an in-house IT employee for file maintenance.
To recap, the advantages of off-site backup include:
- Immediate support
- Eliminates hardware and software obsolescence
- Peace of mind that comes from a secure, environmentally controlled storage
- Fast data recovery should you experience an emergency
Off-site backup options keep your data safe and secure in case something happens to your mainframe or data collection tools. Despite the benefits, many businesses have been reluctant to utilize an off-site backup solution due to cost concerns. With MDL Technology, there are no initial hardware or software costs and there are many options for payment that fit your budget and allow for true peace of mind when it comes to the protection and backup of your data.