Fast Facts About Data Recovery
Written by Arvig in Blogs Managed IT
Data recovery is an essential part of any successful business—to address mistakes, maintain compliance, overcome a bad server, or pull through a disaster. In the modern world, a business is defined by its data and not having access to that information can seriously disable business operations.
Enterprise recovery is meaningless without backups. To overcome the potential failures of data recovery, businesses must ensure backups are continually done and done properly. Decisions made about backups include what to backup, how often and where the backup data is stored. Offsite storage of backup data is essential for any business, and cloud computing has made enterprise backups easier to conduct and manage with fewer dollars. Encourage employees to upload their work to servers for backup rather than leaving it on their respective laptop or computer device with no backup protocols in place.
Think disaster, then plan. Disasters happen suddenly. Disasters can happen naturally – like a tornado or flood – or devised by man, such as cyberattacks or terrorist attacks. Recovery of data for a disaster requires planning, much of it being fulfilled as part of normal business operations. A proper disaster recovery plan will identify the data critical to the continuity of the business and take appropriate action to protect its integrity. While disasters cannot be avoided, the impact of disasters on a business can.
Professional recovery services are worth the time and money. Recovery professionals dedicate themselves to understanding how lost data can impact a business and what solutions should be in place. Such services are inexpensive given the potential financial impact of not having the right data available. Services can range from consulting on the in-house plan to complete development and management of backup and recovery services for the business. Leaning on an expert allows you to focus on your business.
Avoid recovery concerns through the cloud. Cloud services allow businesses to store data offsite automatically. Using critical applications through the cloud ensures that data is available at all times and under any conditions or location. Since data is stored on a virtual device, physical damage is no longer an issue. Virtualization reduces the potential for logical damage as well, as data is often replicated across several virtual machines.
The goal of data recovery is to ensure the business continues by making critical data available. The longer data is unavailable, the more the business loses. Particularly regarding disaster recovery, businesses benefit from solutions and processes which reduce the time loss between when the data is lost and when the data is available again.