Next to Your Employees, Your Data is Your Single Most Valuable Asset
Data protection is an essential part of every IT strategy. It minimizes the risk of downtime and data loss as well as the risk of a compliance breach. DWD can provide cutting-edge data backup and recovery solutions.
DWD provides fast, reliable data backup and protection services designed to help small and midsize businesses effortlessly protect the information, systems and applications that keep them going every day.
Our Business Continuity service features Instant Virtualization technology – virtualizing systems either locally to an on-premises appliance or remotely in a secure cloud — within seconds. Businesses can operate as usual, and have the time and resources to fix server issues without compromising any data, or incurring any downtime.
Data protection solutions are essential for all businesses to implement, regardless of size, industry and geographic location.
While most small businesses may not have the same size IT budget as larger enterprises, the risks facing their business data are the same. Data backup solutions come in all different flavors. No matter what solution you chose, implementing data backup and business continuity should be a priority for your organization.
Network outages and human error account for 50% and 45% of downtime, respectively. Meanwhile, natural disasters account for just 10 percent of downtime.
If you’ve been putting off data protection because your organization is located far from any inclement weather, be warned: the bigger threat to your data is inside of your company, not the great outdoors.
What are SMBs doing to protect themselves? Over 60% of them still ship tapes to a storage facility or another office, a surprising number, considering the technology is over four decades old and the storage and retrieval processes are extremely cumbersome. Meanwhile, nearly 20% are already using some sort of cloud-based data backup.
What To Look For In A Business Continuity Solution:
- Hybrid Cloud Backup – a hybrid approach fixes the vulnerabilities that a cloud-only or local-only possess.
- Superior Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO) – think in terms of business continuity rather than simple backup, and calculate how much downtime your business can endure and still survive as well as how much data you can afford to lose.
- Image-based backup – make sure that the backup solution takes images of all data and systems rather than simply copying the files.
Regardless of the type or size of your business, network downtime is costly and the key to surviving such an event is having a disaster recovery plan.
A disaster recovery plan, sometimes referred to as a business continuity plan, describes how an organization is to deal with events that make the continuation of normal functions impossible.
A disaster recovery plan consists of the precautions taken so the effects of a disaster will be minimized and your business will be able to maintain or quickly resume business critical functions.
Developing an IT Disaster Recovery Plan
- Define disastrous events
- Evaluate your risks
- Determine your objectives
- Research your options
- Develop your plan
- Test your plan
DWD offers a broad range of disaster recovery services and can help you identify key components of an IT disaster recovery plan that will help minimize risk and disruption to your business.