Do I Really Need to Think About Disaster Recovery?

One of the most important things you can do is to have a backup plan. The second most important thing you can do is to have a recovery plan.

WWDoT Computers provides Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) so you are in good hands. DRaaS is often overlooked because people believe that having a backup is good enough. While having a backup is crucial in today’s world of hackers, not having a recovery plan is foolish at best. With WWDoT Computers’ recovery plans, you can restore your computer/server from bare-metal (new machine without any o/s) or into a virtual machine that you can run while your computer is being repaired.

This comes in handy when Mother Nature strikes. You can relocate to a safe environment and continue your operations as if nothing happened. Making sure your cloud backup is not in the same area as you are (in the case of a natural disaster) is a huge benefit with a great cloud backup solution.

Natural Disasters are not the only threats out there, there are more than 350,000 new malware every day. (source: AV-TEST)

Corero Network Security found that organizations spend up to $50,000 dealing with a denial of service attack. Estimates are that unplanned downtime can cost up to $17,244 per minute, with a low-end estimate of $926 per minute. (source: CORERO)

On average, businesses lose over $100,000 per ransomware incident due to downtime and recovery costs. (source: CNN)

40-60% of small businesses who lose access to operational systems and data without a DR plan close their doors forever. Companies that can recover do so at a much higher cost and a more extended time frame than companies who had a formal backup and disaster recovery (BDR) plan in place. (source: FINAINCEONLINE.COM)

The good news is that 96% of businesses with a disaster recovery solution in place fully recover operations.

What a Good Disaster Recovery Plan Takes Into Account:

  1. Having a complete inventory of hardware and software
  2. Defining your tolerance for downtime and data loss
  3. Knowing who is responsible for what.
  4. Create a communication plan.
  5. Have a backup work-site
  6. Make sure your SLAs (service level agreement) includes disasters and emergencies
  7. Include how to handle sensitive information
  8. Test your plan

Don’t become a statistic. WWDoT Computes will help you create, test, and maintain your disaster recovery plan so you can keep on working when your competition can not. We will create a plan that is tailored to you.

To answer the question, Yes! You do really need to think about Disaster Recovery.

As always, stay safe out there!

Contact WWDoT Computers now to set up your free consultation.