Redundancy & Disaster Recovery Planning & Business Continuity
A natural disaster may seem like the biggest threat your business could face, but statistically less likely to occur than hardware failure and human error. Plan for these everyday occurrences and you will already be prepared in the event of a natural disaster.
Data disaster most often will take the form of:
- Hardware failure
- Human error
- Software corruption
- Computer viruses
- Equipment theft
- Hardware destruction
There are two types of recovery – the painstaking and often incomplete process of piecing your data and equipment back together, and the easier path of virtualization, backups, and restores.
How much does downtime cost?
Depending on the severity of the disaster, the length of your outage, and the industry you are in, the cost of downtime due to an unplanned outage can range from $1000 to more than $17,000 per minute.
Why so expensive? Consider how you will do business without customer data, software applications, business files, or critical business information like financial data. Loss of staff productivity in this scenario can add expense to downtime, as well.
Don’t let a setback turn into the end of your business. Disaster recovery planning gives your business a clear path through a disaster. How well-prepared is your business for a disaster of any size? Contact us, and we will help you to protect your business from disasters large and small.