Are you prepared for a disaster? Plan for disaster recovery BEFORE a disaster strikes.
Can you recover from a failed server in minutes with your current backup solution, or is it more like hours or days?
Your server has failed, or maybe the data has been encrypted by ransomware.
Good new is, you have a backup. So, how long will it take you to be back in business?
Every once in a while I run into someone I've known for a very long time and we talk about computers and computer support. I tell them that I work for the best IT Managed Services company in East Texas. They say, "I didn't know you did that". Honestly, that only stings a little.
Managed IT services such as a BDR can help protect your business data from the many threats that are out there.
Here's the latest threat. This is a newer, more sinister version of an older ransomware. This new one doesn't even want any money, it just wants to destroy your data. Yep, destroy your data with no chance to even pay a ransom and get it back.
Let that one sink in for a minute.
What's a BDR?
Disasters, outages, failures can come from all manner of sources. Weather, fire, or man-made disasters such as vandalism, theft or just plain human error, you name it.
According to this article from ZDNET.com, a loud noise caused a 10 hour outage for a Romanian bank, and also caused "...serious and irrevocable damage" to some hard drives.
What? A loud noise? Yes, you heard that right...they were doing some testing of a fire suppression system and it caused a very loud noise, which created some serious vibrations that caused the damage.
Read more here: LOUD NOISE BRINGS DOWN DATACENTER
Hard drives are pretty amazing, but they do fail.
Maybe a computer outage like what happened at Delta on Monday CLICK FOR STORY won't have world-wide ramifications, but it could seriously disrupt your business, make your customers irate and cost you in lost sales and goodwill. Luckily, there are ways to protect your business, one of those is with a BDR, or Backup and Disaster Recovery solution.