Organizations cannot stop. A system failure means huge losses for the company and may even endanger its survival. It is therefore very important to be prepared to respond in the event of a natural disaster or cyber attack. The best form of prevention is through backup and disaster recovery plans, which unfortunately is not yet highly valued in most organizations. In this article we talk about the importance of backup and disaster recovery in companies!
Why is backup important?
Business data is critical to its proper operation and is the first step in any continuity plan. The backup is nothing more than a copy of the important files to your business. So if the original file gets lost, it has a kind of “duplicate” that will save it. It is important to note that this copy should be stored in a different location from the original location and must be kept in a safe environment. Backup ensures that regardless of your current strategy, you will continue to have secure data so that your business can continue as usual.
Today, many computer viruses are real threats to information. There are also more and more targeted attacks to steal data. And to make matters worse, we are never immune of natural disasters that can destroy a company’s entire IT infrastructure. It is advisable that the copy of your data be stored in the Cloud, as this will give you instant access to your information from anywhere. Cloud solutions are safer than traditional options and are also cheaper.
And after the attack? Disaster recovery!
Even if you feel your business is free from attack, you can’t rest! Computer attacks are becoming more sophisticated, so it is increasingly unlikely to know when we will be targeted. It is therefore essential that you implement a disaster recovery solution that enables you to instantly recover a virtual server. The disaster recovery plan should be prepared by all sectors of the company. It is imperative that all employees know how to safeguard their information and how to use technology correctly. In addition, they should be aware of risks and vulnerabilities and should always update the tools they use on a daily basis. It is really important that there is an integration of the IT department with the other departments, because this is the only way for employees to take data security seriously.
Disaster recovery needs to know which infrastructure hotspots, recovery priorities, and how validation testing is performed. The disaster recovery plan serves to reduce risk and downtime by ensuring duplication of infrastructure.