What is Backup and Disaster Recovery?
Disaster recovery (DR) of backups involves policies, procedures and deployment to recover data or the continuation technology infrastructure, systems and data following a data loss caused by a disaster. Disaster recovery focuses on the technology systems supporting critical business functions. Disaster recovery is therefore a subset of business continuity.
Having a backup of your critical files is not enough enough! Most conventional backup solutions such as NAS, external hard drives, backup to servers or cloud backups are better than nothing but can leave you wondering what to do with your business while waiting on the data to be restored!
It is a growing business. The Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaas) is estimated to grow from $1.42 Billion Dollars (2015) to $11.92 Billion in 2020.
- 55% of data loss is due to hardware error
- 22% of data loss is due to human error
- 18% of data loss is due to software failure
- 5% of data loss is due to natural disaster
Often business cannot recover from a data loss 60% of business that lose data shut down within six months a data loss disaster.
Reasons for a disasters vary but can be related to natural disasters, cyber attacks, malware, viruses, data corruption, software error, hardware failure, human error, or intentional data destruction.
How long can you afford to be without your line of business application or critical data? If you are using conventional or cloud backups I have seen customers waiting for days to access their data to get your their business running again!
The horrible truth about backup: in today’s world of ever growing data storage I see conventional backups either failing to retain critical data, failure to have backups that work, failure to have a way to restore data, or taking too long to restore data. Now is the best time to evaluate your backup and disaster recovery plan. Without the proper backup and disaster recovery plan in place you could be waiting for days or even weeks to replace your sever and the critical data for your business.