Apr 28, 2011

Business Continuity Is Ensured With Extra Layers of Protection Like Disaster Recovery.

The wide open doors of the internet have allowed even more individuals to start businesses and thrive from being so accessible to so many. The most successful businesses have sound plans in place… from growth and sales … to succession plans. Disaster recovery plans are being embraced as well in an organization’s strategy now.

A report by Forrester Research showed small- and medium-sized businesses and enterprise organizations planned to spend at least 5% more on a Disaster recovery (DR) plan in the next 12 months.  DR spending is up due to increased awareness. We can now better identify, measure and quantify risk. Businesses are also realizing the economic impact of disasters and events. There is also less tolerance for downtime and data loss which is yet another reason DR plans are more commonplace today.

Codero is now helping businesses of all sizes increase the reliability of their backup strategies through Disaster Recovery (DR). The off-site backup solution can help ensure business continuity of mission-critical applications, data, hardware and communications in the event of an unplanned service failure or disaster. Codero’s off-site disaster recovery solutions bring you much needed peace of mind.

Disaster Recovery can be created by simply adding EVault off-site storage to a server or by adding EVault off-site storage to load balanced servers. Customers can set their own data backup schedules and can pay for only the storage used.

Putting DR in place ahead of time means you do not have to be subject to random external events. Entrepreneur, author and popular blogger Seth Godin has some pertinent opinions on “how to fail.” He reminds us about the common misunderstanding about failure…  “if you do not plan for it, it won’t happen.”  Right.

What are some of your plans? What are you looking for in a DR solution? What aspect of a DR solution are most important to you?

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  • I think 100% doesn’t exist anywhere ,…

    • Maureen Griffith

      Agreed. Having a disaster recovery plan simply mitigates the amount of time and data lost due to an unplanned downtime.

      It is best practice for every company to create a business continuity plan which defines the recovery point objective and the recovery time objective. Once these variables are defined, they will direct the type of DR strategy to implement.

  • ashlee

    I definitely agree with this article you need protection in case of a disaster but you always need business continuity plan to continue your business.

  • I agree with the commentary and insights from this post. I think DR is only going to become more prominent. Basic solutions like those recommended here can go a long way in ensuring an organization is able to survive a disaster.

  • Lauren

    Great post. I am doing research for a paper that I am writing on disaster recovery solutions, that is how I came across your post. This was very interesting and helpful. I definitely agree, you need protection in case of a disaster. Thanks so much for sharing.