A Disaster Recovery Plan – (pt.4)-www.q1se.com

Data-Recovery Concluding our series on Disaster Recovery, as a business owner, you need to ask what constitutes a disaster to my .pany? You have to define a disaster in the context of your business. Would you consider it a disaster if a single .ponent, something as small as a barcode printer for example, quits operating? Is it a production killer if your customer database is inaccessible for a day? Maybe you can limp along without these functions for a while, until they can be repaired on a non-emergency basis. Perhaps though, you need all aspects of your network fully operational at all times, 24/7. The level of your need will determine how .prehensive your disaster recovery plan will be, as well as the costs to maintain the plan. As I discussed previously, the minimum disaster recovery program that any business, and for that matter any individual, must have is to perform backups on a regular schedule. As an extra measure, the data and applications storage facility should be geographically distant from the business location. It is the first line of defense in recovering from a system crash or network outage. The more sophisticated the network and the more dependent upon that data a business is, determines the level and cost justification of a recovery plan. A disaster recovery plan is like an insurance policy for your business. You know the need to be insured from flood, fire and theft; you need to be insured against systems failures. A .prehensive disaster recovery plan will get you back to work, whether that plan is to have a replacement barcode printer on hand or the plan calls for .plete implementation of a systems and application restart coupled with downloads of the entire database. A disaster recovery plan is an investment in your business. The simplest Disaster Recovery Plan is to have a .prehensive Service Level Agreement (SLA) with a reputable Managed Service Provider (MSP). It is cost effective, especially in terms of time saved by you and your staff, allowing you to focus on what you do best building a profitable enterprise. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: