Creating a backup and disaster recovery plan for business continuity

As a business leader, it’s your responsibility to ensure that your business is able to keep operating, no matter what happens. In the event of a cyber-attack or hardware failure however, it can be difficult to get back up and running if your critical systems or confidential data storage have been hit. So, how can you ensure you have a capable backup and disaster recovery plan in place to ensure your business continuity?

 

Why is a backup and disaster recovery plan necessary?

Also known as a contingency plan, your disaster recovery plan (DRP) is vital to ensuring the seamless operation of your business in the event of a disaster. This covers a wide range of basis, encompassing everything from human error, for example if a member of staff accidentally overwrites or deletes a sensitive document, to cyber-attacks like the recent WannaCry and GoldenEye attacks and hardware failure such as server defect and storage corruption.

While events like these might only happen rarely, depending on your in-house training and security, it is vital that you have a DRP in place to ensure that you are able to quickly restore operations, instead of becoming a part of the 60% of SMEs that go out of business in the 6 months following a cyber-attack.

 

Creating a bespoke backup and recovery plan for your business

There are a number of options available when it comes to creating a backup solution for your business, from virtual cloud backups to on-site or off-site physical backups. Each solution offers its own unique benefits, although the overarching advantage of having a backup is the ability to completely restore and quickly get back up and running if you experience significant data loss.

When choosing the right backup and DRP option for your business, there are a number of factors to consider, including scalability for future growth, accessibility and security. You will then need to assess the scale of your backups and create a plan for regularly creating new backups and train your staff on recovery protocol if they experience data corruption, loss or cyber-attacks.

 

Speak to the experts

If you’re looking for maximum returns and peace-of-mind without the time and cost investment of creating an in-house secure backup solution, Servnet’s bespoke Backup-as-a-service and Disaster Recovery-as-a-service solutions offer a fully managed contingency plan solution to ensure your continued operation in the event of a disaster.

To find out more about how Servnet’s Backup, Recovery and Archiving solutions and the potential benefits for your business, give our specialist team a call today on +44 (0)203 666 5222.

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