A disaster can range anywhere from a hard drive crash to theft, fire or flood. Whatever the specifics, they are all hugely damaging to a business – which is why recovery solutions are of paramount importance. To illustrate just how devastating a disaster can be, 80% of businesses that suffer one go out of business within 3 years. In the case of a catastrophic IT faliure, 40% of businesses go under within one year. And if there is a fire, 44% of businesses fail to re-open, and 33% fail to survive beyond three years. So clearly, it is imperative to have a disaster recovery solution in place.
The recovery time can range hugely as well. A server crash can take up to two days to restore fully, and this is lost time that most businesses cannot afford.
What we can offer are solutions. In the event of a massive data loss from theft, or massive server crash, we can have you back up and running in as little as 20 minutes. This is because we effectively create a clone of your server off site. This way, in the event of such a disaster, we get you going again quickly.
We have numerous backup solutions, both off and on-site. Depending on your needs, we can create a tailored solution to suit you. Because a disaster can mean many things, we have to be versatile. Our backups need to be fire and theft proof, and easily and quickly accessible, to ensure that you aren’t losing valuable time in the event they are needed for recovery. Whether you want to put a full or partial backup system in place with an image server, or simply an onsite back up system, we are here to help you ensure that any disaster for your hard drive isn’t a disaster for your business.
Of course, having offsite backups is key in any disaster recovery scenario. Even something as innocuous as a curious squirrel can do serious damage to hardware – so just think about how much data would be lost in the event of an electrical surge or fire. You need to have a system in place so that in the event of a catastrophe, you still have a system to fall back on.
However, your disaster prevention strategy shouldn’t start with recovery procedures. Before a disaster has even occurred, you need to have systems in place with the aim of preventing one before it starts. You need firewalls in place to prevent hacks, CCTV systems and biometric security to prevent theft, and secure reliable connections to minimise the chances of something going wrong. It’s also worth investing in high quality hardware such as hard drives and other data-storage devices. This way, the risk of low-quality hardware failing you is minimised.