Stuff happens.

(but you can go on with your day like it didn't.)

Detailed Backup Strategy

Onsite and offsite backup, disaster recovery planning and annual testing.

Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery or plain old backups.  It comes under many names, but it all means the same thing: your data is gone and needs to come back again.

There are some very important components to consider when crafting a backup strategy:

  • RTO – Recovery Time Objective
    What is the cost of downtime?  How long can your business afford to be down?  The answers may be different depending on department and type of data.  Using this information we create a specific recovery plan and order to ensure the important data is available first.
  • RPO – Recovery Point Objective
    How much data can you do without?  If backups are running daily, can you re-enter all of that information?  What if you’re tracking pallet locations, or client requests?  The answer to these questions tell us how often we need to run a backup.
  • Bandwidth
    If you have on site servers, how much internet bandwidth do you have?  Can we reliabilty and quickly get backups offsite?
  • Hardware & On Site Disaster Recovery
    In the event of hardare failure, do you have a backup server?  If not, we have options.
  • Testing & Monitoring
    Are your backups being monitored to ensure success?  When was the last recovery test?  These are time consuming, labor intensive processes that easy get moved to the back burner.
  • Recovery Planning
    Do you have a checklist?  A Plan?  Will your software even work when it’s recovered to “the cloud?”.  We test, document and plan all of this for you.