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Protecting your business from potentially devastating data loss will present you with the choice of disaster recovery or business continuity.

How you make that choice has to be based on how long your business can cope without its access to the applications and data it normally relies on?

No time...

21/02
2014
Disaster recovery v business continuity
Posted by Caroline Moore on 21/02 at 02:57 PM Videos and webinars, Large enterprises, SMEs, Data centre services, Cloud services, Data centre,

Protecting your business from potentially devastating data loss will present you with the choice of disaster recovery or business continuity.

How you make that choice has to be based on how long your business can cope without its access to the applications and data it normally relies on?

No time at all?

A few hours?

A day? Two?

In addition, you need to consider, what is the main type of loss you are trying to protect your data from?

For many companies the main culprits for data loss are employees who make daily calls to their IT managers looking for a document they have deleted by mistake.

More devastating though is the loss of data through hardware, software or application system failure.

For some businesses, a blend of DR and business continuity may be appropriate to ensure against all these eventualities.

So what’s the difference?

Disaster recovery
DR involves rewinding the clock back to a time before the loss occurred and then retrieving it so your business can continue its work. You will then need to decide how current you want your data to be. Could the data be a day old, two hours old or an hour old?

Business continuity
This allows businesses to carry on working despite data loss as all the data is replicated on separate machines, so it can be accessed immediately and the end user will not notice the difference.

For advice on what is appropriate for your data protection plan, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 
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Caroline Moore on 21/02/2014

Former newspaper journalist, Caroline joined the company in 2008 with no previous knowledge of the industry.

She set about stripping back all the jargon to produce plain English marketing collateral to support the sales teams. Now slightly more well-versed in the dark arts of voice, connectivity and data services, Caroline writes blogs, case studies, data sheets and social media updates to engage with potential and existing customers.

This industry is far cry from her previous working life when she worked as communications manager for Exeter Chiefs and Northampton Saints.


Contact: caroline.moore@swcomms.co.uk