Having A Disaster Recovery Plan in San Francisco

Owning a business is all about taking risks—from capitalizing on trends to strategizing how to market your products and services. Chances are, you wouldn’t be in the position you’re in if you weren’t a risk-taker to some extent. However, one risk you don’t want to take is with your business data. According to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 93% of companies that lost their data center for 10 days or more due to a disaster filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster. Perhaps the biggest natural disaster threat in San Francisco is from earthquakes. We’ve become used to living with them but would be foolish to disregard the potential threat they pose to our business community. But there’s an even higher likelihood that your business may experience data loss from the following scenarios:
  • fire and water damage
  • hardware and software failures
  • accidental deletion
  • power surges or outages

Luckily, strong disaster recovery capabilities can mitigate the consequences of potential data loss and keep your company up and running.

Unfortunately, many businesses, large and small, fail to take necessary precautions to protect their data. One especially risky business practice is keeping critical data onsite. In the event of a manmade or natural disaster that damages your business facilities, your data is also likely to be destroyed. There is no doubt that it’s important to have a plan for protecting and preserving your critical data.

Where are your information assets currently stored?

If your business is backing up its critical data to tape, it’s especially important to make sure those assets are moved to a secure offsite location. A vault facility designed specifically for media protection and preservation is an important component of any disaster recovery plan as it provides the following benefits:
  • strict temperature and humidity regulation
  • barcode tracking of information assets
  • monitored security
  • fire detection and prevention systems

Typically, your vaulting provider will also offer media rotation services which ensure that your information assets are regularly transferred offsite in the most expedient and secure manner. Similarly, it allows for efficient, anytime delivery of critical data in the event of a disaster.

How quickly can you restore your critical data?

Some companies may choose to supplement an offsite data storage service with a managed cloud solution. An online backup and recovery service as such allows for additional data to be automatically backed up at a designated time each day without an additional investment in software, hardware or administrative staff. Implemented by the right professional solution provider, cloud backup acts as an affordable solution for protecting critical information against data loss. Online backup offers the following advantages:
  • easily deployed and reliable data protection
  • broad platform and application support
  • advanced data compression and deduplication
  • multiple configuration options

Of course, a thorough disaster recovery plan will provide redundancy provisions to ensure multiple data recovery options, in which case the combination of offline and online backup solutions offers the broadest data protection capabilities.

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