A staggering 53% of organisations can tolerate less than an hour of downtime before they experience a significant revenue loss or other adverse business impact. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance to have a sufficient disaster recovery measure in place.
Should disaster strike, the data you have on all your storage mediums are at risk. A proper disaster recovery plan will add redundancy and peace of mind. By choosing a quality disaster recovery service, you can relax with the knowledge that even in the case of a massive IT failure, your sensitive data and even your infrastructure is protected through off-site storage. Yet despite how easy and versatile disaster recovery has become, less than 50% of companies are sufficiently backing up their data.
There are different levels of data recovery:
- No disaster recovery plan but good backup procedures
- A disaster recovery plan but no physical infrastructure
- A “cold site” disaster recovery plan
- A “split site” disaster recovery plan
- A “warm site” disaster recovery plan
- A “hot site” disaster recovery plan
In Part 1 of this article, we looked at a recovery when there is no actual disaster recovery plan but where good backup procedures are in place, as well as a disaster recovery plan involving no planning for physical infrastructure. Let’s have a look at some more involved, sophisticated data recovery measures.