Disaster Recovery Plans and Why Your Business Needs One

Created at November 4, 2020

Disaster Recovery Plans and Why Your Business Needs One

It’s fair to say that no business ever wants a disaster to occur or their information to be compromised. However, the last thing you should do is act as if you are completely immune to the possibility.

Accidents are not certain, but should your business find itself in the middle of one, it’s imperative that you have a plan to get yourself out. Why? Disasters (whether they’re natural or man-made) can strike at any time, and when it comes to the safety of your information, a proactive mindset is always better than a reactive one.

What’s at stake when you’re not proactive about disaster recovery plans? Why else should your business prioritize creating one or updating what’s currently in place?

Disaster can strike without warning at any time.

From inclement weather all the way to malicious man-made ransomware, cybersecurity disasters take many shapes and can occur with little to no notice. Disaster recovery plans have your back covered, making it impossible for even the most serious or most clever attacks to sneak up on you when you least expect it.

Compromised data can interrupt your business’s ability to operate.

How long it takes for your business to bounce back depends entirely on how prepared you are to mitigate disasters. With an intelligent disaster recovery plan, that could potentially end up being no time at all.

Disaster recovery plans cover all the bases and leave no holes in your cybersecurity defenses.

Well-planned disaster recovery initiatives ensure that all servers, computers, mobile devices, and third-party cloud solutions are backed up and secured. When all gaps are filled, only then can you be sure that you will maintain uninterrupted access to mission-critical data when disaster strikes.

A plan devised by Blue Layer will maximize the utilization of your disaster recovery resources.

We understand how important it is to make the most out of the resources that are available to you and your business. Therefore, Blue Layer remains at the forefront of disaster recovery advancements so that we may develop disaster recovery plans that reduce your backup storage requirements while maintaining your access to block-level, system-level, and duplication backups. Ransomware attacks occur every 14 seconds and are expected to increase even further to every 11 seconds in the new year. A feature like Object Locking with immutability (which makes data backups immutable for a specified period of time) is just one example of how our team continues to raise the bar for our clients, protecting them from an evolving risk and conserving their resources in the process.

Having a plan beforehand beats mitigating problems after the fact.

Again, proactivity > reactivity. Always. Getting your business back on track without a plan in place to do so wastes time, costs money, and puts your data directly in harm’s way. A disaster recovery plan is another critical piece of your business’s complete cybersecurity puzzle — a piece that we can make sure fits perfectly within yours.

Click here for help with assessing your current disaster recovery strategy and creating a plan that will protect your business from the most untimely and/or malicious disasters.

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