Technology is not immune to false promises and there may be no better example than the faith companies put into their Disaster Recovery plans. The issue with this false promise begins in the very term, Disaster Recovery: not all disasters are equal and not everyone defines what recovery means the same way. It would be impossible to recount the number of times we have walked into a business that was confident in their untested, untried, and untrue plan to recover from a disaster. Many people also tend to think of disasters as Acts of God – floods, fires, earthquakes, or other weather related events – when a corrupted database or internal sabotage can be just as damaging as natural disasters, if not more so. For the purposes of this narrative, a disaster is anything that would cause complete interruption of business, and recovery will be defined as the ability to get your business back up and running.
As a CSP, we speak daily about disaster recovery and over the years we have seen many definitions to what Disaster Recovery means to different people. Not every business is going to need to recover the same way, but Net3 has universal steps and actions that can be taken to better prepare for a DR event. In the past, we have given a 4 step guide for your DR plan, but let’s dig deeper into was it really means to be prepared.
As a CSP, we answer this question daily. And we always answer the question with the question:
“What do you want to accomplish with your Backup Product and Disaster Recovery plan?”
For this article, we are not going to list all the Backup/DR products in the market today with an evaluation for each one. There isn’t a need to do that as we have done our due diligence through research and testing and have narrowed the field to 4 products that offer secure, reliable recovery at very reasonable price points.
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