How to Develop Your Disaster Recovery Plan

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One of the greatest benefits of the cloud is its Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity functions.

In the case of an incident or an outage, losing access to your organization’s data can have negative financial and reputational effects on your business. Cloud Disaster Recovery provides seamless recovery in a crisis, limiting the damage to the business.

When developing your Disaster Recovery plan, discuss these four questions with your Cloud Solutions Provider:

What is your cloud provider’s process for data replication?
Your cloud provider should have a process in place to keep the data between your business and the cloud synchronized.

Polleo System’s Cloud Replication Device maintains a local cache of backup data, automatically pushes large amounts of information to an off-site, secured data center, and replicates your operating environment in the cloud allowing you to recover your environment quickly.

What is your Recovery Time Objective?
The Recovery Time Objective is the time between the start of an outage and when your organization resumes normal operations.

What is your cloud provider’s response time?
Find out how long it will take your cloud service provider to get your organization back online when an incident occurs.

What are your priorities?
Establish which parts of your network are the most important in terms of being able to get your business back up and running as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Business Continuity is not necessarily the most dynamic project for your business to take on, but in our advancing technological age where more and more business is conducted online, a well thought out Disaster Recovery plan is a necessity to the success of any organization.

With Cloud Disaster Recovery and an experienced Cloud Services Provider, your organization has the tools to ensure that in the event of a disaster or an outage, neither your business nor its reputation has to suffer.

By Sara Dillard