One of the more important IT support services that Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are offering is disaster recovery in cloud computing. However, the ultimate goal can sometimes get hidden behind the bells and whistles of automated data backup and disaster recovery solutions. When you get down to the nitty gritty of a strategically planned cloud data backup and disaster recovery solution, the end goal is business continuity – can your business survive when the worst possible scenario happens?
Now, don’t get me wrong – the technology behind a properly planned solution can make or break the effectiveness when the time comes. But, to make sure that your orgianization is properly prepared, there is more to business continuity planning than cloud data backup itself. It is a proper balance between Backup and Recovery Technology, a solid IT Recovery Plan, and Business Resilience. It is important to build up these three pillars to fully achieve readiness for any situation that can come your way. Keep reading to find out why these three pillars are so imporant to disaster recovery in cloud computing.
Cloud Backup and Recovery Technology
Automated Backup has changed the world of disaster recovery solutions. With backup moving to the cloud, it is easier than ever to set up an effective solution for your organization. Disaster Recovery in Cloud computing has solved the flaws of the old tape system, such as misplaced tapes and failed backups. You are now able to schedule backups (including testing of backups) and replicate these to an off-site cloud data center for an extra layer of protection. All while, ensuring all relevant business critical information stays up-to-date. A MSP is able to monitor your backups and respond to alerts if any issues come up, 24/7/365. You will finally be able to achieve peace of mind that your data is safe and ready to be recovered in the case of a disaster.
IT Recovery Plan
The next big important step in your cloud disaster recovery solution, is your IT recovery plan. It is important to fully document what would be needed if a disaster would occur. Your plan should include each step to get systems up and running again and how to recover lost data from your stored backups. It is best practice to prioritize all your steps and assign the tasks to trustworthy employees. Then, you must take the time and educate your staff on how to handle the emergency. Store your documented plan in a safe place that everyone can get to when the time comes.
In the end, this might be the biggest component of disaster recovery cloud computing. Resilience in a business isn’t something that comes naturally – It takes countless hours of accurate and cautious planning. It is important to have a fully document plan, not only for IT, but for the whole entire company with business processes, staffing, hours, and how to run business from a remote site or even the employee’s home. It is important to have every detail down from escalation process to what is expected from individual employees. So, you can see that this isn’t directly dealing with IT, but IT supports the ability for the business to continue on after a disaster.
NetServe365 Cloud Data Backup and Disaster Recovery
NetServe365 is a Pittsburgh Managed IT Services Provider that can supply a fully management cloud data backup and disaster recovery solution for your organization. Contact us today to talk to one of our experts. You can also contact us by calling 1-800-504-4876.
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