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What is Disaster Recovery? | @SolutionsReview Explores

What is Disaster Recovery? | @SolutionsReview Explores


Hello and welcome to Solutions Review Explores
– our multi-part series examining enterprise technology, I’m Jonathan Paula. Today we’ll take a look at backup and disaster
recovery. The first part of that is mostly self-explanatory,
but we’ll define “backup” as the process of creating a copy of your files by periodically
taking snapshots. Depending on company goals, these data snapshots
could be taken between hours or days apart. Having a comprehensive backup solutions allows
companies to restore something important like an employee’s lost emails, or something
as small as an accidentally deleted file from four years ago. Secondly, “disaster recovery” is the plan
and processes for quickly reestablishing access to data, applications, and IT resources after
an outage. Your disaster recovery plan may involve switching
over to a redundant set of servers and storage systems until your primary data center is
functional again, for example. An important consideration for all recovery
solutions isn’t just the depth and completeness of your backup, but the speed at which you
can restore your data. Every minute your servers are down is money
lost. Separately, backup and disaster recovery are
not enough to keep your data safe, but together, they are essential for data protection. There are different deployment options for
these solutions, such as cloud and on-premise environments, or a combination of both. Depending on the option you choose, you’ll
have several alternatives for the technologies and processes you can employ for backup and
disaster recovery, including traditional tape, snapshot-based replication, or continuous
replication. A well-implemented disaster recovery solution
will help your business maintain continuity and avoid downtime. A backup and disaster recovery solution ensures
that an organization can easily get back on their feet after a disaster, without experiencing
any hiccups in service or financial losses. Another benefit is the perception of credibility. Experiencing downtime can create long-term
negative effects on an organization’s reputation and erode customer confidence. Not only that, but service interruptions can
also create compliance hurdles. Legal issues may arise from data loss or downtime
– so mitigating this risk is worth the time and effort needed to implement a robust disaster
recovery solution. Each disaster recovery provider will have
a unique set of tools designed to customize the experience for IT professionals to handle
their data and backups exactly what, where, and when they need it. Fortunately, once these settings are in place,
there is little work that needs to be done aside from the occasional checkup. Obviously, this preventative maintenance is
a critical step, as periodic testing ensures you’ll be ready when and if a real data-emergency
does happen. For more information about Disaster Recovery
software, be sure to visit Solutions Review.com for news, resources, and to download our free
Buyer’s Guide. Link in the description below. Next time on the show, we’ll explore the
evolution of disaster recovery. Until then, I’m Jonathan Paula – thanks
for watching.

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