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Disaster Recovery Plan

Threats are Real

Threats to your business's data come in all shapes and sizes. From natural disasters to human error to cyber criminals.  Today, Ransomware is a top cyber threat that is wreaking havoc on IT systems. Preventative measures can only go so far when a disaster actually strikes, and companies should have plans in place to get their systems back online quickly.

The Cost of Downtime:

Downtime can happen to any business, at any time, for any reason. For many companies, downtime means lost revenue. But the cost of downtime spans beyond monetary. Downtime can cost your business damage to its reputation and, as a result, loss of customers. In some cases, downtime can be life or death, like when a hospital experienced an extended outage of its Electronic Health Record.  The longer you are offline, the more damage your company will experience. Having a disaster recovery plan in place helps businesses to outline parameters for getting back online while reducing the overall impact of downtime. This can include having a failover plan to get up and running through a secondary site. 

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Data Security

The backbone of most companies is the data that they generate, collect and store. Thus, protecting this data should be a top priority. Having a disaster recovery plan in place helps businesses to avoid catastrophic data loss. By outlining strict regiments for the backup and recovery of data, a disaster recovery plan ensures that your data isn't only safe from an attack or outage, it is handled securely. 

Human Error

Disasters are not always natural or cyber related. Often times downtime can be caused by something as simple as human error. And while we can't eradicate human error entirely, we can take steps to reduce it and ensure that recovery time is fast. By deploying a disaster recovery plan, companies can make sure that employees are all on the same page when it comes to handling a disaster. This can also help in mitigating the risk of a human error disaster from occurring. 

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Our Solution – Azure disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS)

Help your business to keep doing business—even during major IT outages. Azure Site Recovery offers ease of deployment, cost effectiveness, and dependability. Deploy replication, failover, and recovery processes through Site Recovery to help keep your applications running during planned and unplanned outages.

Site Recovery is a native disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS), and Microsoft has been recognized as a leader in DRaaS based on completeness of vision and ability to execute by Gartner in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service.

Azure offers an end-to-end backup and disaster recovery solution that’s simple, secure, scalable, and cost-effective—and can be integrated with on-premises data protection solutions. In the case of service disruption or accidental deletion or corruption of data, recover your business services in a timely and orchestrated manner. The Azure backup and disaster recovery solution is simple to architect, cloud-native, highly available, and resilient.

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