As Werner says, “Everything fails, all the time”. And working in IT is the best way to learn the lesson, isn’t it?
You now have two different possibilities:
- Resign yourself (and wait for it…);
- Read further and learn more about Disaster Recovery.
We found that there are more misconceptions and myths about Disaster Recovery then we thought, so we decided to ask our great mythbuster team to help us debunk them.
Let’s start with:
“My business is still growing, I don’t need a Disaster Recovery solution yet. Moreover, I already do backups regularly”
It’s not a matter of how big your infrastructure is. It’s all about how critical data stored in it are. And there is more: the fewer resources you use in your infrastructure, the more critical they are. If a disaster occurs, your small business goes down and all your resources become temporarily unavailable, then customers’ requests can’t be satisfied at all. A bad user experience is the best way to say “goodbye” to your users.
Keep in mind that doing backups is only the first step to grant Business Continuity. A complete solution should include a plan for failover and failback, which ensures access to your data and apps, never mind how disruptive the disaster hitting your business is.