Having a disaster recovery strategy is critical for every organization as a means to protect data systems from human errors, theft, natural disasters, or other events. With the right solution, you can protect both your data and your systems. One option is Veeam software, designed as a comprehensive disaster recovery solution. Read on to learn more.
How can you tell if a disaster recovery solution is successful?
For starters, it should help with a significant reduction in restore times along with a reduction in the amount of time it takes to bring a system back online which is the Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and the amount of data that will have to be re-entered into the system during an outage the Recovery Point Objective (RPO).
It should also limit losses in terms of revenue, technical assistance, management, and any other forms of damage incurred during downtime. Further, all critical processes should be preserved and continually active with the minimum amount of interruption so that operations can resume quickly. Moreover, it should provide short recovery times to mitigate any threats to the business’s reputation.
In the digital age, business continuity is crucial and so is data. Nonetheless, good data can be affected by bad things. A pertinent threat to data availability is a disaster of any kind. These are the types of events that cannot be predicted but must be insured against in various ways including with a disaster recovery solution.
What is disaster recovery?
When you refer to disaster recovery (DR), you are talking about a set of protocols put in place to protect your data and systems from an unplanned disaster event that can disrupt daily operations. The objective of DR is to ensure business continuity and maintain “business as usual.”
It is about resurrecting the company’s processes and operations, about bringing things back online in the event of a disaster such as a fire or internal threat. Imagine what might happen during a power outage, that was the result of a storm, all servers are down. What would happen to your business operations? How can you keep your company afloat? This is the question every organization must ask, and answer.
Invariably, businesses are increasingly relying on their IT infrastructure to deliver critical business functions without disruption or downtime. These critical applications must be recoverable immediately. But, the recovery of distributed and disparate systems can become quite complex.
Think of an organization with hundreds of applications, and you might now see how challenging it can get. Forget trying to manually maintain these apps or trying to execute them against runbooks which is not only time-consuming, but it is also prone to massive error. Modern businesses just don’t have the time or resources to operate in this fashion.
As a result, many businesses are turning to Veeam to help with disaster recovery and to ensure continuous availability for applications and data. Here are just a few benefits you can get with Veeam:
● Analytics and visibility
● Built-in advanced replication
● Instant VM Recovery
● Instant File-Level Recovery
● Any OS and file system
● Instant application-item recovery
● Automated recovery verification
● Built-in, source-side compression and deduplication
● Simple offsite backup
● Storage agnostic
● Easy to deploy and configure
Veeam offers a wide range of features such as single image-based backup and more to facilitate swift recovery while avoiding data loss through low recovery point objectives. Not to mention, Veeam disaster recovery guarantees the recovery of every application, virtual server, and file.
Besides, all of these features are provided with full visibility via a suite of tools that can help plan and organize your backup infrastructure while actively monitoring the health of your systems. Also, you can execute automated testing and validation of your DR strategy without incurring the associated costs that come with deploying these types of processes manually. And, you have a continuous log that provides documentation for audits and compliance as needed.
Why disaster recovery is so important
There isn’t any question that data equates to profits. If you lose it, you may also lose your bread butter. Unfortunately, there isn’t any organization that is completely resistant to data breaches, human error, or natural disasters. According to a Ponemon Institute study, the average cost of data loss is $3.6 million and growing. And, Statista has found the downtime can cost companies upwards of $400,000 an hour. The last thing you want is to become a disaster recovery statistic.
It goes without saying that when operations are down, your organization is losing money. But, there’s more to it than that. When systems are out of commission, it results in a loss of productivity for your employees. If your company suffers a large loss of data, the damage could be permanent. So then, what’s needed is a rapid disaster recovery solution that can give you the peace of mind you need.
It’s also important to note that your loyal customers expect your business to be up and running at all times. It doesn’t matter if they have been a client for decades, if you lose or leak their data, they will forget their years of patronage and take their business elsewhere. If you can’t assist your customers, they will find someone who can. The same is true of your partners and vendors. They want to work with a reliable and secure organization. If it ever gets out that your company suffered a data loss or can no longer serve your customers, the news will have a snowball effect and spread like wildfire.
On the other hand, the Veeam disaster recovery solution delivers with the promise of providing a user-friendly platform that can scale recovery from a single application to your entire IT infrastructure.
Are you ready to learn more about the Veeam disaster recovery solution? Schedule time with SSI’s expert consultants today!