If you are reading this blog post now, the chances are you’ve either considered getting a disaster recovery plan or you are 100% positive that you want to get one but just don’t really know how to get started. Take a deep breath; Data Storage Corporation is here to help you.
As with any plan your business creates, preparation is the key to a successful outcome. By having a disaster recovery plan in place, your company will no longer be at risk to unnecessary network downtime. In other words, you can focus your time on more important things than worrying about losing very important data that might cause your business to go bankrupt.
So you may ask yourself, how exactly does one create a disaster recovery plan?
Here are six simple steps one must take to ensure an effective DR Plan:
Step 1: Identify the Critical Needs
Step 2: Identify Redundancy and Failover Potential
Step 3: Identify Backups and Backup Locations
Step 4: Backup Equipment
Step 5: Investigate Alternate Sites
Step 6: Test
Our partner Asigra, mentions on their blog, “Enterprises and vendors alike often focus so much on data backup that sometimes they forget about the reason that they backup the data. Customer’s focus should be on data recovery, not data backup.” We at Data Storage Corp couldn’t agree more; while completing the steps to have an effective disaster recovery plan is crucial, it is just as important to constantly remind yourself on why you do them. If you don’t know why you are doing something, then you probably shouldn’t even be doing it in the first place. We assure you though, that if or when disaster strikes, it won’t be hard for you to remember why you created a plan.
DSC offers disaster recovery planning and testing services to prepare our clients in case disaster strikes. Visit our Disaster Recovery Services offering to see how we can make certain that if even if the unimaginable happens, you will be prepared. Or download our white paper, “Eight Reasons That Will Persuade Your Boss to Invest in a Disaster Recovery Plan Now.”