What to Look for in an Effective Disaster Recovery and Data Protection Plan
August 8, 2016 by Lore Engineering Team
Disaster recovery, business continuity and data protection are crucial to the success of any business. Small, medium and large businesses all depend on their data for their operations, and the loss of that data could lead to significant revenue loss or closures. In fact, in a study reported in the EMC’s Global Data Protection Index, businesses have lost an incredible $1.7 trillion--and that’s just data loss. Data breaches due to cyber-attacks have cost companies an average of $6.53 million. These figures only tell half the story--brand image and lost business opportunities are also compromised. This is why 40-60% of businesses that suffer data loss or a breach can never recover and have to close their doors.
The risk is severe to businesses that do not have a solid disaster recovery and data protection plan. Even so, not all businesses have adopted one. Just 51 percent of small businesses have a plan for business continuity, which ensures the business can be back up and running within 24 hours after data loss or a cyberattack. What’s even more frightening is that 33 percent of small businesses admit they do not back up virtual servers as often as they should, which means if their physical server crashes, their most recent data would be lost forever.
The truth is that most IT executives do not have the time or knowledge to implement an effective data recovery and protection plan. They require a professional who understands exactly what their business needs are, and provides reliable, compatible and affordable disaster recovery services.
The following are what look for in an effective disaster recovery and data protection plan.
Enterprise/Hybrid Cloud Storage
Enterprise and hybrid cloud storage is stable, reliable cloud computing technology. This type of cloud storage ensures you receive continuous backup of your business’s data. The best enterprise and hybrid cloud storage provider only uses the best of technology and components, and tailors the cloud computing experience to clients’ goals for disaster recovery and business continuity in case disaster strikes.
It’s important that a cloud storage provider develop several hybrid cloud systems for their clients that are separate from the primary cloud computing system and highly customized. This makes hybrid cloud storage perfect for clients with many diverse systems that have equipment that may not fall in line with the provider’s enterprise cloud computing technology. Most executives find the hybrid cloud the perfect solution for migrating their data to the cloud for safe storage.
With a cloud computing system, businesses never have to worry about losing data, and business continuity is quick and simple. If there is ever a disaster, data is safe and secure on a cloud-based server. Connecting to the server is all that is needed to recover all of the lost data, so business operations can resume as normal.
Your data protection provider should have layers of internal and external security, which protects their virtual servers. The servers should be highly resistant to failures and intrusions by hackers. Firewall protection through VDS technology ensures that all your data is secured.
An intrusion detection system and other security mechanisms detect, analyze and respond to security threats. A data protection provider provides real-time network monitoring to act as soon as possible whenever there is a threat. It is crucial that security engineers investigate each event and initiate a response pre-determined through a data protection plan developed when first working with a client.
Thirty six percent of companies want to implement disaster recovery and data protection, but they cannot fit it into their budget. A company that implements disaster recovery/data protection should understand the demands of a business and all of the expenses that can deplete a business trying to reach higher levels of success. Some providers will price their services in a way that helps businesses afford the protection they need to safeguard their data. With a detailed analysis of your business’ data, they can design a disaster recovery and data protection plan that is affordable for you.
How Lore Systems Can Help
If there’s ever a disaster that threatens your business’ data, Lore Systems can help by ensuring that your data is recovered quickly and easily through our cloud-based network. Our security mission is simple: “We combine today’s most advanced information security expertise with business-friendly methodology. The result: a sound security strategy that carefully balances critical operational requirements with vital information security needs.”
Contact us today for more information on how we can help your business devise and implement a data recovery and data protection plan that covers your business, no matter who or what tries to attack it.
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