Disaster Recovery (DR) in IT is often used but incorrectly understood term. It is very important to have a DR strategy for every business. Many people believe that Data Backup equals DR.
So, let us understand the difference between Backup & Disaster Recovery.
Disaster Recovery is different. If your Primary IT Site goes down for any reason, a DR Site will let you run your entire IT system until your primary environment is up. So, we see that it is very different as compared to Data Backup.
A sound backup strategy combined with the right approach to Disaster Recovery, means you have your Business Continuity covered.
5 Reasons Why You Need a Disaster Recovery Plan
1. Natural Disasters:
Storms, fires, and floods can all do irreparable damage to your business. Without a disaster recovery plan in place, you may find it extremely difficult to resume operations, putting the future of your company at risk.
2. Hardware Failure:
Whether from a power surge or other cause, if your hardware fails it can take all your data with it.
3. Human Errors:
No one is perfect, and that includes you and your employees. Forgetting to save changes, accidentally deleting an important document, or flipping the wrong switch could lead to a significant loss for your company.
4. Cyber Crimes:
Cyber Crimes are on the rise and most businesses are affected at some point. A virus or ransomware attack could hold your data hostage, grinding your business to a halt and causing massive losses. Your disaster recovery plan should include steps to recover from a hacking attempt, keeping your data safe and accessible.
5. Customer Service:
You need a disaster recovery plan to provide your customers the service they have come to expect from you. If your business were to shut down, or has a prolonged service interruption, you could lose valuable customers to a competitor. The faster you can get back on your feet, the happier your clients will be.
Our Disaster Recovery Solution is of two types:
1) On-Premise to Cloud DR:
A lot many Customers still have their critical applications running On Premise. To replicate On Premise DataCenter to On-Premise DR is very expensive. TechGyan offers a replication of On-Premise DC to the Cloud DR.
2) Cloud to Cloud DR
Here we will create a DR site for your DataCenter which is already in the Cloud.
Data backup answers the questions: is my data safe? Can I get it back in case of a failure? To know more about Backup Click here….
Business continuity thinking about the business at a higher level, and asks: how quickly can I get my business operating again in case of system failure?