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Disaster Recovery

When the unthinkable happens: Is your organization's disaster recovery strategy providing the right balance?

The founder of the Boy Scouts, Robert Baden-Powell, once said “Be Prepared… the meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare himself by previous thinking out and practicing how to act on any accident or emergency so that he is never taken by surprise.” Much like the Boy Scouts, IT departments must also embrace the “Be Prepared” motto. Emergencies and accidents are no longer a matter of “if” but “when”.

Common Disaster Recovery Mistakes To Avoid

In a world driven by data, the importance of disaster recovery solutions cannot be overstated. From natural disasters to cyberattacks and human errors, the risks of data loss continues to grow alongside businesses. Today, we will cover the 3 common mistakes companies make when creating a DR strategy, key steps for building an effective DR strategy for your business, and the ways Opti9 can protect your data in AWS.

Backup & DR Planning Guide for Small & Medium Businesses

In the Backup & Disaster Recovery for SMBs- Concepts, Best Practices and Design Decisions ebook, we will take an in-depth look at considerations that need to be made when designing your disaster recovery strategy and we will define the concepts involved in doing that. What are the differences in RPO and RTO? Why is high availability not enough to protect your business-critical data? What is the difference between HA and DR?

Mastering AWS Disaster Recovery: Strategies for Cloud Resilience

February 21, 2024 | By Ryan Felkel Amidst the growing shift towards cloud adoption and reliance, ensuring the resilience of your cloud infrastructure is paramount. With Amazon Web Services (AWS) serving as a cornerstone of many organizations’ cloud strategies, mastering disaster recovery within the AWS ecosystem is essential.

Disaster Recovery Plan Checklist: Building an Effective Strategy for 2024

Businesses around the world face unexpected disruptions ranging from cyberattacks to natural disasters. Data breaches have also become a pressing concern for companies worldwide, with the average cost of a breach reaching an all-time high of USD 4.45 million in 2023. Such events can cause catastrophic data loss and operational downtime. This is where a robust disaster recovery plan becomes more than a safety net, it’s a crucial element of business resilience.

Cost-Effective Disaster Recovery for Wasabi and Veeam

In the IT industry, downtime is typically estimated at approximately $5,600 per minute, posing a significant threat to revenue, customer trust, and compliance. For SMBs, safeguarding data and ensuring business continuity are paramount for survival and competitiveness. A robust disaster recovery (DR) solution not only protects against threats like cyberattacks and hardware failures but also minimizes downtime, demonstrating reliability to customers and partners.

Important Disaster Recovery Scenarios to Test

However safe and resilient your company’s operations might be, there’s always the chance that something will occur to interrupt business operations. Hence every company should have a disaster recovery plan that maps out how to respond to a disaster, so that the company can return to normal operations as soon as possible. That said, companies need to do more than write a plan.

Are You Cyber Recovery Ready?

True cyber resilience involves much more than having a disaster recovery (DR) solution. That’s because recovery from a typical DR scenario is different than recovery from a cyber event. Why? For starters, disaster recovery scenarios usually involve human nature, mother nature, or technical failure: These are just a few examples.

Business Continuity Plans for Financial Institutions

Disasters rarely strike with advanced notice. That’s especially true in the business world, where there’s no such thing as a business meteorologist to forecast potential threats that may beset a company’s personnel or assets. That’s where a Business Continuity Plan comes into play.