One of the most important things you can do is to have a backup plan. The second most important thing you can do is to have a recovery plan.
WWDoT Computers provides Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) so you are in good hands. DRaaS is often overlooked because people believe that having a backup is good enough. While having a backup is crucial in today’s world of hackers, not having a recovery plan is foolish at best. With WWDoT Computers’ recovery plans, you can restore your computer/server from bare-metal (new machine without any o/s) or into a virtual machine that you can run while your computer is being repaired.
This comes in handy when Mother Nature strikes. You can relocate to a safe environment and continue your operations as if nothing happened. Making sure your cloud backup is not in the same area as you are (in the case of a natural disaster) is a huge benefit with a great cloud backup solution.
Natural Disasters are not the only threats out there, there are more than 350,000 new malware every day. (source: AV-TEST)
Corero Network Security found that organizations spend up to $50,000 dealing with a denial of service attack. Estimates are that unplanned downtime can cost up to $17,244 per minute, with a low-end estimate of $926 per minute. (source: CORERO)
On average, businesses lose over $100,000 per ransomware incident due to downtime and recovery costs. (source: CNN)
40-60% of small businesses who lose access to operational systems and data without a DR plan close their doors forever. Companies that can recover do so at a much higher cost and a more extended time frame than companies who had a formal backup and disaster recovery (BDR) plan in place. (source: FINAINCEONLINE.COM)
The good news is that 96% of businesses with a disaster recovery solution in place fully recover operations.
What a Good Disaster Recovery Plan Takes Into Account:
- Having a complete inventory of hardware and software
- Defining your tolerance for downtime and data loss
- Knowing who is responsible for what.
- Create a communication plan.
- Have a backup work-site
- Make sure your SLAs (service level agreement) includes disasters and emergencies
- Include how to handle sensitive information
- Test your plan
Don’t become a statistic. WWDoT Computes will help you create, test, and maintain your disaster recovery plan so you can keep on working when your competition can not. We will create a plan that is tailored to you.
To answer the question, Yes! You do really need to think about Disaster Recovery.
As always, stay safe out there!