A Guide to Disaster Recovery - TNTMAX

A Guide to Disaster Recovery

Natural disasters, cyber attacks, and other disruptions can all have their impact on a business. That is why it is important to have a disaster recovery plan in place. 

Data loss can set businesses back critically in procuring lost emails, company records, client files, accounting information, and more. In some cases, data loss can be dealt with by businesses directing needed resources towards data retrieval. However, in worse cases, companies may find themselves trying to rectify a tarnished reputation and dealing with financial repercussions as a result. 

In order to come back from a technology-related setback, it is important to have a disaster recovery plan in place. Disaster recovery refers to an organization’s method of regaining access and functionality to its IT infrastructure after a disruptive event.

The Disaster Recovery Process

At TNTMAX, detailed recovery plans will provide a step-by-step guide for reducing downtime, restoring backup systems, and resuming work as usual as quickly as possible. TNTMAX will walk you through specific scenarios and the potential aftermath of each. We will then identify valuable assets and ways to safeguard them.  

Additionally, we may run tests to ensure assets are secure from potential harm. Ultimately, the goal of a disaster recovery plan is to make sure that your company is prepared for any situation that occurs.

Types of Disaster Recovery

According to VMWare, there are several types of disaster recovery for businesses to choose from: 

  • Back-up: Entails storing data off site or on a removable drive. 
  • Cold Site: An organization sets up a basic infrastructure in a second, sparingly used facility where employees can work after a natural disaster or fire.
  • Hot Site: Maintains up-to-date copies of data at all times. These can be more expensive than cold sites, but dramatically reduce down time.
  • Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS): In the event of a disaster or cyberattack, a DRaaS provider moves an organization’s computer processing to its own cloud infrastructure
  • Back Up as a Service: A third party provider backs up an organization’s data, but not its IT infrastructure.
  • Datacenter disaster recovery: The physical elements of a data center, such as a backup power source, are used to protect data and contribute to faster disaster recovery.
  • Virtualization: Certain operations can be backed up by an organization. Or, there can even be a working replication of the entire computing environment on off-site virtual machines.
  • Point-in-time copies: These make a copy of the entire database at a given time. 
  • Instant recovery: Similar to point-in-time copies, except that instead of copying a database, instant recovery takes a snapshot of an entire virtual machine.

For help with your disaster recovery plan, call us at 201-891-8686 or email [email protected].

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