The Providence Business News conducted a survey of 70 business leaders located throughout Rhode Island regarding business continuity and disaster recovery. The results were a bit surprising. More than 90% of respondents said that they have implemented data recovery strategies for their company. That is a solid number.
On the other hand, the percentages were not so good for companies that have invested in an off-site disaster recovery center. Of those who responded to this survey, only 46.2% said they have invested in off-site data recovery. If I were a stakeholder in one of these companies, I would be quite concerned.
If a disaster occurs, such as a computer systems failure, power outage, terrorist attack or a flood, these businesses better hope that their on-site backup system is not seriously damaged or lost all together. To get the production environment operational again, someone would need to physically go to the site to restore the system. This is not always a possible option during a disaster.
Off-site backup and recovery solutions are the most reliable options for protecting an organization’s mission-critical data and applications and making sure your data is available when you need it. Don’t take the risk with on-site solutions.