No one wants to think about the possibility of losing all of their customer data, work by employees and even software configurations.
But the reality is, that this can happen if businesses are not prepared in the event of a catastrophe such as a fire or flood or even a ransomware attack.
Getting your mission-critical information back online quickly is priority one, and having a firm business continuity plan in place lets you focus on the systems and information that is most important to your business first helps keep your company moving in the first hours and days after a loss.
Our Lynchpin Consulting team will work closely with your leadership to define a business continuity strategy that ensures your personnel and assets are protected and that they are still able to function in the event of a disaster. We utilize a combination of backups, business rules for an effective response and quick-restore tools to get you back up and running quickly.
Virtual and Local Backups
Maintaining onsite and cloud-based backups of your critical data and systems is the first step in a solid disaster recovery protocol, as this will provide you with a starting point for your recovery efforts. We utilize StorageCraft products to ensure that your business continuity efforts can return functionality at any time, from any platform in any location.
Regularly scheduled backups can run in the background during working hours, and will not disrupt the standard flow of work in your business. Backup images are always verified to ensure that they’re in a known good state for reliable and fast recovery should the need occur, and the hybrid local and virtual access to files means you can quickly and easily restore individual files or folders without a hassle.
A by-product of having a successful backup strategy is that you can easily move between physical hardware options or switch to server virtualization without headaches. Since your data and applications are being stored on a regular basis, data migration to new hardware becomes much less of a hassle than in the past.
Fires and flood aren’t the only dangers to your business’s operations – power outages can cause nearly as much damage to your systems and problems for your customers. We recommend that all of our clients have a backup Internet line as well as redundancies in place in case of a power outage.
Having a business continuity plan in place can save you not only time and money, but in extreme cases it could even save your entire company. The hard costs that are associated with hardware replacement are nothing compared to the lost trust and business from customers if you’re unable to transact business for a period of days or weeks while you rebuild your systems. Let us help you craft a recovery strategy that fits the needs of your business.
Is your business in need of an IT support partner that will have your back, no matter what life throws at you? Reach out to us today at firstname.lastname@example.org or (424) 327-4449 . We’re the IT experts local businesses trust.