Perhaps the most important aspect of protecting your data is ensuring that if something happens (a virus, server failure, natural disaster, whatever it is) you’re able to restore and get back up and running. Having that disaster plan in place will keep you in business when something happens. But what’s the difference between backup and business continuity? Are they the same thing? How long will it take to restore the data if you go down? How much of that data will actually be viable? It’s critical that business owners understand the misconceptions surrounding backup and business continuity so that they can make the best decision and minimize downtime in the event of a disaster. Here are just a few misconceptions about backup and business continuity:More
In one of our recent brainstorming meetings, I asked a question. That question was: “What is the one thing you wish our clients knew?” Someone answered that question with the simple phrase, “Backups suck.” If you’re fairly diligent on your technology, you’re probably thinking, “Wait, what?”
Technology changes at the speed of light. A television that comes out one year is half the price the next year, because the technology becomes outdated so quickly. While the business technology world may not operate quite as quickly in the adoption of new technology, I have to break the news to you - the reason this engineer said “backups suck” is because there’s a new, better way to manage your data and downtime issues. That’s through a business continuity strategy. Here are a few reasons to modernize your backups with business continuity.
Disaster recovery is pretty important, right? You need to be able to work at some point if your network goes down because of a major disaster, whether it’s a natural disaster or a result of some sort of network invasion or massive failure. While there are a lot of acronyms in the technology management industry, when it comes to disaster recovery and continuity, the most important two are RPO and RTO. RPO is the Recovery Point Objective, or the point in time in the past that you will recover to. Recovery Time Objective refers to the point in the future when you’ll be up and running once again.More