Backup and disaster recovery bdr IT managed servicesAre you prepared for a disaster? Plan for disaster recovery BEFORE a disaster strikes.

It is September 7th, 2017. As I’m writing this, hurricane Irma is approaching the coast of Florida, leaving at least 10 people dead in the Caribbean and an estimated 1 million people without power in Puerto Rico. The scenes of devastation are horrific to look at.

Irma follows Harvey, which caused some said a “thousand year flood” in the Houston, Texas area. Some estimate that a million cars have been lost and one figure showed that 150,000 homes were flooded.

What does this have to do with your business and your data? Lots.
You must have a plan in place BEFORE a disaster strikes to protect your business data.

Disasters can come in all forms. Fire. Flood. Tornado. Hurricane. Man-caused disasters such as theft or vandalism as well as malicious attacks on your network designed to lock your data and extract a ransom from you.

Protect yourself from these disasters in TWO easy steps.

Step 1
Get a rock-solid backup and disaster recovery plan in place.

If you have an on-site server, a BDR is an excellent solution to provide both on-site recovery options as well as data center recovery options when you replicate your on-site BDR to the data center.

A good managed IT services company can help you with a BDR.

Read more about what a BDR is and how it works here.

Step 2

Replicate your on-site backup to a rock-solid off-site data center.

Our data center in Houston is a top-tier data center, there are multiple redundancies for power, internet, cooling. They have generators in place in case of loss of utility power with tanker trucks of fuel on standby.

Because of these multiple redundancies, our data center had 100% up time during Hurricane Harvey, resulting in ZERO downtime for our clients.

Prepare yourself before a disaster strikes
Millions of people have been affected by Hurricane Harvey, as I’m sure millions will be affected by Irma, which is due to pound Florida with very strong winds and torrential rainfall.

The time for disaster recovery planning is well before a disaster strikes. You shouldn’t have to worry about your business solutions and data surviving a disaster. Having a rock-solid plan in place means you can take care of the more important things, like your family and your home.