The importance of having a Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) plan is becoming more of a strategic mandate for business of all types. But, you would be surprised that for many organizations, the trust they put into the systems designed to keep their businesses running after a disaster or failure is untested. Without a fully tested BC/DR plan, your business is at risk – at risk of becoming an unfortunate statistic because 93% of companies that lost their data for 10 days or more filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster, and 50% filed for bankruptcy immediately (National Archives and Records Administration).
Don’t be fooled into thinking that disasters are only things like Hurricane Issac, even a brief power outage or simple hardware failure could wreak havoc on critical information technology systems, systems vital to the daily operation of your business. That is why comprehensive, multi-step DR testing and verification is a cornerstone of any good plan, and something Data Storage Corporation has made a foundation of it services business.
Beyond comprehensive infrastructure testing and verification, a good BC plan also includes processes, protocols and methodologies that can help businesses to more quickly identify the issues, assess the impact and implement proactive steps to mitigate significant prolonged damage from the disruption, no matter the cause. And don’t forget, having a BC/DR plan isn’t just good business practice, in many industries such as healthcare or financial services, it’s also a regulatory requirement.
At Data Storage Corporation, data protection is our business. While there are many products designed to support BC/DR programs, it’s not all about backup media or recovery software, it’s about building a complete and tested solution that provides the needed elements of restoration within a timeframe that works for you, your users and your customers.
To learn more about how complete Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery solutions can help your business, call the experts at Data Storage Corporation at 212.564.4922 or visit www.datastoragecorp.com.