Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Solutions
There’s no way to predict the future
Customized solutions to protect your business from data loss
Are you prepared in the event of a data loss?
The best way to make sure your business’ data is protected against a natural disaster, cyberattack, hardware failure or human error is to be prepared.
Recovering from a disaster is a challenge that many SMBs must be prepared for if they want to stay in business. Without having a reliable backup solution or disaster recovery plan in place, businesses can suffer from loss of productivity, profitability or even risk completely going under.
This figure depicts how frequently businesses fail after being struck by disaster
There’s no way to predict the future, and Murphy’s Law tells us that anything that can go wrong will go wrong. If you don’t have a well-thought out recovery plan, your company’s data is teetering on the edge of a cliff without a safety net.
A downtime or data loss event should not be the first time you use a BDR solution. The only way to protect your business from the risks associated with data disaster is to implement a BDR solution today, because it gives you a reliable safety net to fall back on. Not only will quick and frequent backups limit data loss, but having a proper recovery process in place can help mitigate other damages in the long run. Even in the face of unpredictable events, you can rest assured that you’ll have a reliable solution in place whenever you need it.
The ability to resume operations quickly while swiftly regaining access to files and data could be the difference between recovering after a disaster, or closing your doors for good. A strong BDR solution allows you to convert a backup into a running system in a matter of seconds, which will maximize your chances of a successful recovery.
A true business continuity solution goes beyond just traditional backup. While it’s important that your business data stays safe and intact, it’s critical that you’re able to recover that data should a disaster scenario occur. Our BDR solution leverages the cloud, meaning that your data is also stored offsite and able to be virtually brought back up. When the virtual server is deployed, your data will be easily accessible and your systems will be up and running again quickly, minimizing downtime and helping your business keep moving forward.
Here are some of the scenarios where GDR’s Ultimate Backup proves to be most helpful:
Viruses, malware and cybercrime – especially ransomware – are an increasingly – dangerous threat today. The Ponemon Institute’s 2015 Cost of Cyber Crime Report claims that businesses saw an average of 160 successful cyber-attacks per week. GDR’s Ultimate Backup can help you save money when attacked.
We all make mistakes, like accidentally clicking a malicious link, dropping our computers, misplacing a mobile device or deleting something we intended to save. User error was cited as the leading cause of data loss in a 2015 Databarracks survey. Backup plays an important role in ensuring these mistakes don’t turn into serious problems.
Different hard drives, servers, desktops and other devices have varying life expectancies and refresh cycles, but hardware often fails. Whether it’s due to normal wear and tear, defects, or the unexplainable, businesses need to be prepared. GDR’s Ultimate Backup can help ensure that entire datasets are replicated and accessible should something suddenly stop working.
File Corruption & Software Failure
Software will also occasionally fail. Files and data can become corrupted and things may be deleted without warning. In addition to providing complete restores for entire machines, GDR’s Ultimate Backup allows for data recovery.
Natural Disasters and Extreme Weather
According to Climate Change Preparedness and the Small Business Sector, small businesses lose an average of $3,000 per day after closing due to a major storm. With the regularity of these events in certain locations and resulting power outages, small leaks and other less severe issues creating costly downtime, GDR’s Ultimate Backup is a no-brainer.
If a disgruntled employee were to intentionally encrypt, delete, steal or corrupt sensitive information, having that data backed up ensures that it can be recovered and restored. This isn’t to say that GDR’s Ultimate Backup can necessarily prevent such behavior, but it helps to mitigate damage.