Top Four Things to Consider when Planning Backup & Disaster Recovery
We get it. Preparing for the worst can be a bit of a drag. That’s likely why, according to some surveys, up to 40% of organizations don’t even bother to test their IT systems’ backup and disaster recovery (BDR) capabilities. However, as the current COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated, the need for business continuity and a strong BDR plan is more important than ever. It’s not just about preparing for big national or international emergencies, either. Your data can be endangered by a veritable cocktail of seemingly pedestrian but very real threats. This includes fires, broken water pipes, faulty cooling systems, and outright device failure. It also includes much more significant events such as regional natural disasters and global pandemics. Although it’s nearly impossible to prepare for every possible contingency, a good BDR plan should be flexible and broad enough to deal with almost anything that threatens your data. To that end, here are four "must-do" action items for every enterprise deploying a BDR plan.