Backup and Disaster Recovery Plans

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In this age of virtualization, backup and disaster recovery (DR) plans have never been more critical to the business continuity of small-, medium-, and enterprise-sized businesses.

Backup safely provides a copy of your data in the event of theft, employee accidents such as deleting important files or emails, or technical issues like a crashed hard drive. Your data is safely stored off-site on a tape, disk, secondary computer, and/or cloud storage.

An effective disaster recovery plan is a combination of backup and replication, with the overall goal of ensuring your company maintains RTO (Recovery Time Objective ) schedule. Specific plan options are virtually endless and depend on your specific business requirements. For example, you may decide to purchase a hot spare server for replication, but also backup to the cloud. Another option is to replicate to the cloud and local backups.

A disaster recovery plan puts you back in business after you experience an unforeseen catastrophe. The catastrophe may not be a major incident – it could mean lost data, user errors, system failures, or damaged/misplaced devices. When the catastrophe strikes, time is of the essence to protect company downtime.

How does the disaster recovery plan work?

The DR system takes image-based mirror snapshots of your disk drives and servers. For cloud backup, our solution ensures that the images sent to the cloud can be converted over to virtual servers in the event of a disaster. If disaster strikes, your employees can continue to work using the mirrored system, thereby protecting business continuity. In the meantime, your IT administrators can work on restoring the system to the original network and get you up and running faster than if they’d have to reinstall an operating system or copy files.  

What to Expect with Backup & Recovery Plans

With a backup and recovery plan in place, you can expect:

  • 24/7 availability of company data and applications
  • Business continuity protection
  • Instant file recovery
  • Restoration from a catastrophic event
  • Reduce requirements on infrastructure by consolidating all data silos, shrinking TCO    

Maintain Compliance

In order to maintain industry compliance, IT administrators are required to maintain off-site copies of data. With Copeland, you can easily duplicate and store data offsite with backup copy and archiving features built in to your backup and recovery plan.

We guarantee that your DR plan meets all IT-related governance rules. Mandatory regulations may not cover all corporate best practices, so we make sure your license supports everything you need for proper data retention.

Disaster Prevention Methods

In addition to responding quickly and efficiently to data-threatening disasters, we also integrate prevention methods into your plan that stop disasters from affecting your business in the first place. Our integrated solution sends us alerts if components of your recovery appliance seem to be wearing out. We can also view predictive analytics that tell us about potential outages, enabling us to work quickly before any critical data is lost.  

Why Choose Copeland Technology Solutions?

Copeland’s backup experts work with your team to develop your organization’s RTO schedule to ensure your business recovery plan gets you back on your feet in your required timeline.

In addition to protecting business continuity, our modernized backup and recovery plans are flexible enough to position your business for growth.

We take a 3-2-1 approach to solutions to ensure we have (3) copies of your data on (2) different media with at least (1) being off-site. This ensures that no matter how dire the situation, data is not lost and your RTO schedule is met.

Our end-to-end solution can provide simple backup or high-availability off-site replication for failover in the case of disaster. Full image-based snapshots of servers are utilized to limit the costly time associated with reinstalling software and configuring systems. Simply failover to your backup solution and continue working like the disaster never happened.

 

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Posted on August 6, 2018. Categorized as .

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