The Importance Of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
Taking a risk assessment of your business will reveal pain points in your security. Having the right preventative measures in place to account for pain points is where disaster recovery and business continuity come in. Each of these services offers unique benefits to your business that keep your data protected and your assets secure.
Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)
Disaster recovery solutions are a cost-effective recovery plan if something goes wrong. Disaster recovery includes preventative measures against the risk of man-made disasters such as hackers, detective measures to identify unwanted events, and corrective actions to restore lost data and assets. Disaster recovery focuses on specific systems and plans around getting them in working order as fast as possible in the event of an emergency. When you have core systems that need reliable security, you create a disaster recovery plan to cover them.
Business Continuity Planning
Business continuity is broader than disaster recovery. You use business continuity as a preventative measure during a disaster, but it focuses on planning around the continuous use of your operations with minimal downtime or service outages. This planning helps keep broader systems like cloud services or data centers running smoothly at all times, even during a crisis. Without business continuity, you’ll have no effective emergency response during a problem and may lose data, time, and money.
Without business continuity, you’ll have no effective emergency response during a problem and may lose data, time, and money.
How to Manage Disaster Recovery
Using an in-house IT service to draft and maintain a disaster recovery plan is expensive and places most of the work on a select group of trained individuals. An alternative solution is through a managed service provider that will show you how to prepare a disaster recovery plan, help you implement it, and continually monitor your systems so your services are always secure. In the event of a disaster, your managed service provider will be immediately on hand to help execute your disaster recovery or business continuity planning and mitigate long-term risks. The ongoing success of your business hinges on the security of your information and systems, so make sure you have the right solutions in place to back up your core systems.
Saving You Time and Money
Affiliated Communications has extensive knowledge on how to create an effective disaster recovery plan. Our disaster recovery services keep your core operations managed and monitored, so when a disaster strikes, you have all the services you need to keep working smoothly. Downtime is nonexistent when you rely on our expert solutions, so contact Affiliated Communications today if you’re ready to set up a solid disaster recovery plan.