You don’t need to be an IT expert to understand data outages and losses are bad for business. An hour-long outage can cost on average $260,000. Downtime can mean loss of contact with customers, loss of ability to operate a business, loss of critical project or corporate data, and more. Outages are not only becoming more expensive, but they are also getting longer.
PR Newswire cited top cybersecurity experts who report “4,000 cyberattacks a day since COVID-19 pandemic.” These attacks can cripple data centers and expose valuable information to bad actors. It’s imperative to understand disaster recovery, how it functions, and who to trust to secure your data. Having disaster recovery is more than just an insurance policy. It’s a necessity for survival.
Acronyms can seem like a foreign language, so defining important acronyms is critical. Two key disaster recovery terms to know are Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO).
RTO: this is the length of time your company can tolerate before recovery from a downtime incident, so there is no impact on your business. Every company has different requirements for what’s tolerable. Some can go for a day or more without harm; some need near real-time recovery.
RPO: this is the amount of data loss that your company can incur before there is an impact on the organization. Again, every company has different needs. As time goes on and analytics become critical to most businesses, data loss tolerance decreases.
Simply put, you need to know how long you can afford for your systems to be down and how much data you can afford to lose. Then it would be best if you crafted a plan with expert help. Managed cloud services allow for a range of times and are far more robust than legacy on-site systems.
How Disaster Recovery Works, AKA: Where’s My Data?
Data recovery services make use of cloud storage. The term cloud storage is commonplace but not always explained. What does storing data in the cloud mean? Cloud servers are powerful computers that reside in specialized data centers. Data is safely stored for everything from real-time usage to static or cold storage that is rarely touched. Based on RPO / RTO objectives, realize a robust storage and recovery plan in the cloud.
Think of cloud storage as an extension of on-site IT infrastructure that safeguards valuable data someplace (safely and securely) offsite.
When investigating disaster recovery options, look to companies like LoadSpring Solutions, Inc. that offer incredibly secure conditions in hardened data centers. LoadSpring data centers provide:
• Fire suppression
• Strict security measures
• Around-the-clock security personnel and video surveillance
• Multiple diesel backup generators
In other words, make sure that your disaster recovery plan includes a partner that covers all the bases—from cyber attacks to natural disasters to human error. Look for a partner like LoadSpring that guards your data as if it’s their own.
Data Recovery: Fine-Tuned to Your Business Needs
Murphy’s Law states that “anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” This frightening adage may be accurate, but it doesn’t mean that there’s nothing you can do about it. On the contrary—fighting back against Murphy’s Law is what disaster recovery is all about.
Partnering with a company like LoadSpring Solutions, Inc. gives your organization flexibility and peace of mind. Our Tier 4 cloud data recovery system protects your business 24/7/365, with up to near real-time recovery as an option.
• We support recovery RTOs down to 15 minutes of a disaster.
• Even in a full data center outage, all files are fully recoverable.
• Bounce back from calamity fast, with virtually no data loss.
• Flexibility – customize your plan to your business needs.
• Survive a potential IT apocalypse!
Our support team is available around the clock to get you back to normal if anything happens.
Don’t Wait Until Disaster Strikes
Backup and disaster recovery plans are a must-have for business. LoadSpring’s experts can help you craft a cloud disaster recovery plan to meet your needs. By waiting until catastrophe strikes, put your enterprise at risk! Contact us today to ensure your business keeps running continuously.