The hurricane season began dramatically, with Hurricane Florence, a massive storm, bearing down on the East Coast of the United States. While residents either evacuated or secured their homes against the storm, tech companies also prepared. MSPs frequently talk to clients about the value of data backup and protection in the context of technical failures, power outages and cyber-attacks.
Desktop as a Service DaaS can decrease your operational costs and increase business productivity. There are many other benefits Daas offers businesses. We ensure advanced on-premise backupscloud backups, and a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy.
Writing recently at Information WeekMardty Shacklett, president of Transworld Data, a technology analytics firm, tells the rather bracing story of a company her firm had helped launched a few years back that realized almost by accident that it had no back-up plan for the data it had recently moved to the cloud. Based on that and several other similar experiences, Shacklett lays out of list of steps companies should take as they update DR plans for the cloud. First, get your contracts file in order.
Financial and investment firms have two things that are incredibly valuable: data and the personally identifiable information of their customers. Without either of these, they would not be able to do business. Because of this, firms need make sure their data is protected and backed up at all times. The key is disaster recovery.
Every admin should have a backup. This principle works for any virtual environment; regardless of the hypervisor you are running VMware, Hyper-V or whatever : backup is king! This approach helps to answer two important questions: how many backup files should I have and where should I store them?
As technology has evolved in the IT sector, many businesses are transitioning to newer, redundant systems. Oftentimes, backups are the last line of defense in a data loss scenario; one rule that has consistently been considered a best practice in the industry is the backup rule. In truth, the answer is that it depends on the needs of the business; however, as a bare minimum, is considered the rule of thumb to follow.
Forrester Research and the Disaster Recovery Journal have partnered to field a number of market studies in business continuity and disaster recovery DR in order to gather data for company comparison and benchmarking and to guide research and publication of best practices and recommendations for the industry. This is the fourth annual joint survey study, and it's focused on gathering a baseline of company DR preparedness. This study repeated many of the questions that we asked into determine what has changed in DR in the past three years.
A recent study found that Office administrators use the Recycle Bin to back up their data. This is an alarming, preventable mistake that puts your data at risk. The Recycle Bin is designed to safeguard against accidental data loss.
How seriously does your company take its DR disaster recovery plan? Is your IT administrator running periodic restores to check the validity of your backups? There are several things you should do on a regular basis to ensure your backups are always readily available. Many IT companies run weekly disaster recovery checks, but this very much depends on your use case and personal needs.