Disaster recovery (DR) has undergone major changes for the better since cloud computing became popular. In particular, small- and medium-sized businesses have benefitted from cheaper and more reliable DR solutions. But there are still plenty of misconceptions about DR that are keeping many business owners from adopting the right DR strategies.
The 3 biggest disaster recovery myths that businesses should ignore
Steps to protect your company from hurricanes
Hurricanes pose a serious threat to businesses. The damages caused by hurricanes can disrupt operations to a point where some companies never recover. Take these steps to help you keep your business safe from hurricanes.
What is a hurricane disaster recovery plan?
A hurricane disaster recovery plan is a written set of procedures on how to respond to a hurricane.
The business continuity benefits of cloud technology
Where you store your company’s data backups is vital to the success of your business continuity strategy. There are various storage media to choose from, but if you value flexibility and convenience, then you should look no further than cloud storage.
Stay connected with a UPS for networking equipment
An uninterrupted power supply (UPS) is an essential component of a business’s IT network. It ensures that networking equipment stays operational during power outages or failures. This allows you to stay online so you don’t suffer the productivity- and profit-draining impacts of a power outage, especially one that happens without warning.
3 Disaster recovery myths, debunked
With advancements in cloud computing, disaster recovery (DR) has become more efficient and affordable than ever. However, many business owners still cling to some DR myths that can safely be disregarded, such as these three.
Myth 1: Tape backups are the best DR solution
Tape backups are physical objects that deteriorate over time.
Protecting your data from hurricanes
Hurricanes damage property and put lives at risk. If you’re not prepared, hurricanes can also disrupt your operations and put your business through extended downtime. In this blog, we'll help you quickly regain access to your data and get your business back to operational mode after a disaster.
Why business continuity plans fail
Even the best managed IT services provider (MSP) can overlook certain business continuity plan (BCP) details. This is why businesses should always be on the lookout for the following pitfalls of BCP to ensure that the plan works as it should.
The initial testing attempt is usually the most important, because it's when MSPs can pinpoint potential pain points in the recovery plan.
Ignore these outdated disaster recovery myths
Disaster recovery (DR) used to be an expensive solution that relied predominantly on tape backups. Today, cloud computing has dramatically changed the DR landscape, affording even small- and medium-sized businesses cheaper and more reliable DR solutions.
Use data analytics to manage backups
The amount of data that the average business manages is unprecedented. And with that shift comes an unavoidable challenge: Deciding which files and records are most important to business continuity. However, with a little creative thinking and implementation, you can ensure the security of your most critical data.
Flood-proof your business technology now
In 2018, eight hurricanes left a trail of devastation that destroyed homes and businesses. Things aren’t looking bright in 2019, as experts have warned that major hurricanes will likely occur this year, too. Businesses looking to avoid the effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma from years past must build a solid disaster recovery (DR) plan — now.