There isn’t any denying the possible impact a natural disaster might have on your company. Ninety-four percent of businesses that have suffered catastrophic data loss end up closing their doors forever.
While the natural disaster threat here in Sydney, Australia is real, to implement a data protection and disaster recovery plan that is solely focused on natural disasters is short-sighted. Loss of data may also result from a variety of small-scale events which affect only your business, such as:
- broken fire sprinkler heads
- physical damage to storage media
- accidental deletion
- operating system or hardware failure
The reason so many companies do not recover from data loss is tied directly to their inability to restore crucial data within a short period of time. Considering that reliable access to operational files, orders, and contracts, is essential for servicing your clientele, that is hardly surprising.
The better a company’s capacity to minimize expensive downtime while data is restored, the more likely they are to survive this data loss. That’s why it is so important for your company to be able to recover from data loss as fast as possible.
Redundancy is key
All Sydney data recovery companies need to take into account the broad array of situations which might have an impact on the access of your digital data—from server crashes to flooded offices. Your first line of defense is backup. However, any backup plan should offer redundant steps for ensuring minimal interruption to business in case of a disaster.
Online recovery and backup
Managed cloud solutions allow for vital information to be backed up automatically on a routine basis, without having to acquire extra hardware or software. Your information is compressed, reduplicated, encrypted then transmitted to a vault inside a data facility.
In case of data loss, crucial data can easily be deployed and recovered online. Backup on the internet provides these benefits:
- multiple server, laptop and desktop configurations
- online back-up monitoring
- broad platform and application support
Offsite data storage
As recovery and backup online provides efficient and economical, critical business information management, it’s dependent on web connectivity. Regional natural disasters, like hurricanes, may make it impossible to restore data on the internet. And if online traffic is at its peak, it could take longer to recover your data.
In turn, it is vital that you also have a local, offline vault solution. Storing all backup media in a secure offsite place allows for essential information to be shielded against physical damage from natural disasters, as well as being rapidly deployed to a designated hot site. Specialized vault facilities designed specifically for media storage offer these benefits:
- privacy protection
- long-term preservation
- regulatory compliance
- barcode management and tracking
- climate-controlled protection
Like cloud-managed solutions, offsite physical services permit data to be rapidly restored and deployed to meet business continuity goals.
Know precisely who to contact BEFORE emergencies occur
As you are worried, stressed out, and faced with data loss, browsing Google and flipping through Yelp reviews might lead you to the incorrect selection of service providers. Having a present relationship with a recovery provider will give your staff peace of mind, even when they are dealing with a crisis.
If you have met one-on-one and taken a tour of the recovery center, then all the protocols for data recovery can be established. Be proactive in your assessment of a Sydney data recovery firm early on. Do not wait until you are in the grip of a crisis.
Search for companies that offer a damage-free diagnostic in order to ensure that the scenario is not made worse! That is one of the multiple advantages of a service provider over a do-it-yourself solution that carries no guarantee and 100 percent of the risk.
For more information about Sydney, Australia data recovery services contact Blutone Technologies at
1300 660 139.