What Is Disaster Recovery?
In today’s digital world, just about everything is stored, operated, and driven by some kind of technology. If you suddenly lost all of your equipment, files, records, and most pertinent information and data, are you set up to easily recover it? You might be tempted to think this will never happen to your business, but the reality is that no business is immune. From natural disasters like fires, earthquakes, storms, etc, to human negligence, the list of potential threats to your data, systems, and physical location goes on. How do you safeguard your business from such a devastating loss? By developing and implementing a disaster recovery and business continuity plan.
A solid disaster recovery plan can minimize network downtime and enable your business to continue functioning as soon as possible after the disaster. The best recovery plans prioritize your most valuable digital assets, ensuring as little damage, loss, and confusion as possible.
At Global IP Networks, our team can engineer a Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan to suit your company’s needs, so you can operate your business with minimum interruption when a natural disaster, severe power outage or other unexpected event threatens your business.
Disaster Recovery vs. Business Continuity
Disasters generally impact your business in 2 ways: the immediate, most devastating blow, and the longer-term “aftershock” effects of the initial disaster. Successful businesses have both of these aspects covered with a disaster recovery plan and a business continuity plan. While recovery strategies and business continuity go hand-in-hand, they are two distinct aspects of good business planning. Disaster recovery covers the immediate fallout from any disruption in your day to day productivity, while business continuity covers the aftershocks to get your business back on track in the long-term.
It may be tempting to put more focus on one process or the other, but they are both essential for a business to remain productive after an emergency, and even remain compliant in certain industries.
Creating An Effective Disaster Recovery Strategy
Every business is unique, and each business requires a customized strategy to account for its specific needs and situation. However, there are some essential elements for any recovery strategy that apply to all outsourced disaster recovery plans:
- Increase RTO and RPO
In the event of an attack, Recovery Point Objective and Recovery Time Objective are two key metrics used to measure your business returning to normal. With Global IP, you can trust that the time it takes to recuperate will be absolutely minimized
- Lower Overall Security Costs
With Global IP’s automated processes, redundant functions are eliminated and staffing needs are greatly reduced, thereby saving money for a business that cannot match these capabilities
- Test And Assess Processes
A key piece of security comes from internal testing and monitoring in real time to ensure that all vulnerabilities are covered and digital assets are protected. If a potential vulnerability is ever found, it will be accounted for in the recovery strategy until a new solution is found
- Evolve to Meet New Needs
As your business grows and evolves, so too will your disaster recovery needs. Global IP Networks has the capabilities to upgrade your network as needed, indefinitely, to match your changing IT security needs.
Disaster Recovery as a Service With Global IP Networks
A number of security tests, such as penetration testing and infrastructure analyses, are utilized to identify any critical or at-risk systems within the company to properly customize your recovery plan.
In-depth recovery plans are provided to account for any potential vulnerabilities found during the assessment, while also covering your company’s most vital data.
Disasters, attacks, and disruptions could happen at any time, meaning that your business needs the fastest response possible to maintain and continue operations.
At Global IP, we believe it is essential to work together throughout the recuperation process, from testing to tweaking to final implementation, to ensure that all of your needs are met.
Protect Your Business From The Unexpected
While you can never truly anticipate a digital attack on your business, you can always be ready for it with a customized disaster recovery strategy. Rely on an effective, verifiable recovery service to optimize your business’s resiliency with Global IP Networks’ DRaaS.